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Annual report 2011

Preface Grace you cannot buy The years 2008-2011 will in history books be described as ‘crisis years’. Especially people in Africa and Eastern Europe and those with the lowest income are hit by the crisis. In these circumstances Kom over en help and her partners have done a lot of work. In particular to reduce the suffering of the poorest a little. This is not easy. Sometimes churches and partners of Kom over en help encounter difficult situations in doing their work. They reach out for people who are not reached by anyone. Or they help people who do not have a helper. In this annual report we give account of this work. Sometimes it looks like all of it is a drop in an ocean. On the other hand it is

Gerben Heldoorn

better than doing nothing. It is God to Whom we can go with al

Chairman of the board

our miseries. He can help us in distress. He gives us grace which we cannot buy. That gives us courage to go on.

Rehabilitation Centre Ukraine

Mission, vision and values Mission Kom over and help wants to serve her vulnerable neighbour in Eastern Europe and Eurasia in obedience to the Christian calling of compassion and justice, in partnership with churches and Christian organisations. Vision To Kom over en help, the Bible is the Word of God and therefore source of inspiration and norm of all the organisation’s actions. Based on this, Kom over en help wholeheartedly wants to fulfil the biblical commandment to advance the spiritual and physical welfare of the poor, orphans and oppressed, so that signs of hope and of the coming of the Kingdom of God may become visible in this world. Core Values Involvement based on solidarity, Holistic view of man, Eye for the vulnerable neighbour, Compassion, Justice, Partnership, Reliable and professional. Board & Policy The board of Kom over en help consists of seven persons. They formulate policy and monitor the compliance. In 2010 is the ‘Multi-Annual Policy 2010-2014’ launched. This policy aims at ‘Child and Family’.

Policy, Strategy and Project Countries Policy Kom over en help and partners want to work for children who due to circumstances are restrained in having a dignified life. The purpose of all interventions is to promote the spiritual en physical well-being. The starting point in Kom over en help’s policy is the ‘family approach’. That means that every human, every child is part of a family. Kom over en help considers children as a blessing from God. Parents are primary responsible for their children. Both parents have significant influence on the well-being and development of children. When necessary, parents must be stimulated and strengthened in taking their responsibility. In that way the position of children can be safeguarded. In that context Kom over en help aims at prevention and rehabilitation of family structures. Kom over en help is aware of diversity in shape and structure of families in different cultural contexts. Therefore Kom over en help wants to work closely with local partners in a transparent and equal way. Strategy The strategy of Kom over en help is: strengthening the projects of the local partners. Connection is sought with existing churches and Christian organizations. The aim is making proper consultations and work together on strategic and operational level. This implies that Kom over en help only supports projects of partners and does not carry out projects themselves. Kom over en help neither sends employees to the different countries to work there. Project countries In 2011 Kom over en help has supported projects in the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Romania and Serbia. After a phasing out period of three years the help in Romania and Serbia has stopped. The farewell was sad and good at the same time. Reverend Horvath Levente in Cluj spoke at the last visit the following words: ‘Brothers of Kom over en help, you came to say goodbye. The Lord must have shown you another Macedonia. We want to pray for that. If we didn't do that you work among us would be in vain.’ In good consultation some projects have been handed over to Come over and Help America and Canada. In March 2011 a partner consultation was organized in Armenia. Partners from Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine were present. This meeting was initiated to evaluate policy, cooperation and communication. A second focus was to review project proposals and reports.

Projects Programs and objectives The interventions mentioned below are aimed at the overall goal: “Children in their environment are supported to have a more dignified and worthy life.” Within each intervention the following three strategies are used: 

Poverty reduction

Development of civil society

Lobby and advocacy

Safe environment

Expenditures 2011: € 241.133

Goal: more children grow up in a safe (family) environment.

What went well? More attention for home based care and coaching to prevent that children must go to institutions.

In this program twenty projects are supported in 2011 in the following countries: Armenia, Bulgaria,

What could go better? There should be more attention for the importance of foster care.

Moldova, Ukraine and Romania. The expenditures for this program has raised by 69.4% in comparison with 2010. The following is realized in 2011:

Indicators Realization 2011

Realization 2010





Strongly improved environment of 934 children (+130 adults)






Daily needs

Expenditures 2011: € 1.017.908

Goal: more children and families live in an environment in which their daily needs are provided. In this program 33 projects are supported in 2011. Through that support 48.000 families (approximately) have received support. Also 24 transports with supplies were send to five countries

What went well? New projects are started which focus on personal attention when material help is given. What could go better? It seems difficult to come to structural solutions and develop projects that focus on generating income for people.

and twelve thousand books are added to the winterhelp project. Finally, five thousand Russian bibles are spread in Ukraine.

Indicators Realization 2011

Realization 2010





Personal assistance was offered at 60% of the projects






Projects Basic health care

Expenditures 2011: â‚Ź 146.980

Goal: more marginalized families and children are reached with

What went well? Several partners who work with addicted people are joined together in a network.

prevention and have access to basic healthcare. In this program eleven projects are supported in

What could go better? More partners can join this new network.

2011 in the following countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine and Serbia.

Indicators Realization 2011

Realization 2010





Partners in five countries are aiming at health care






Basic education

Expenditures 2011: â‚Ź 335.955

Goal: more children have access to quality (in) formal education in their environment.

What went well? In several (project) countries home work projects are executed with good results for children and parents

In this program 28 projects are supported in 2011 in all partner countries except Armenia.

What could go better? The number of youngsters finding jobs after vocational training is reduced due to economic crisis.

Indicators Realization 2011

Realization 2010





More than 3.400 children had improved access to (in) formal education






Public Relations and Fundraising The work of Kom over en help is founded on the loyal support of donors in the Netherlands. Without them Kom over en help is not able to work in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Kom over en help is very grateful for this group of loyal people, who despite economic difficult times, continue being generous. The goal of PR and Fundraising is proactively managing the image of Kom over en help in the Netherlands. They have contact with the followers of Kom over en help. Furthermore, they try to attract financial resources, to make the activities of Kom over en help possible. The main goal over the last year was to inform the followers on the new focus of Kom over en help, namely: Child & Family Target groups in the Netherlands of Kom over en help in 2011 Donors: Private persons and (church) organisations who in the last four years donated one or more financial gifts. In 2011 on December 31 Kom over en help had 19.994 donors. Schools:

46 schools supported the work of Kom over en help.


Kom over en help received 351 financial gifts of churches.


Companies supported Kom over en help with a total amount of € 72.723.


The youngsters programme ‘4YOU’ aims on youngsters between 16 and 18 years. Kom over en help is aiming at enlarging the participation of the Youngsters in 2011. The youngsters raised the amount of €9.586


More than 200 volunteers are involved with the work of Kom over en help. They are committed to all kinds of activities like; running clothes depots, transporting humanitarian aid, loading trucks, giving presentations and organizing activities for fundraising.

European Union In cooperation with mister Belder (Member of the European Parliament) Kom over en help lobbied at local and international governments for rights of minority groups . Special attention was asked for the position of children in children homes in Eastern Europe and the position of Roma in Europe. In 2012 there will be more attention for this kind of activities.

Organisation structure Board and staff members The board is responsible for the organization. The director is responsible for daily management. Besides the director there are three departments: Public Relations/Fundraising, Projects and Administration. The coordinator is the heading of the department. The staff of Kom over en help is assisted by a lot of volunteers, who help in many ways. Kom over en help has also a ‘Committee Recommendation’ in which reverends of different churches participate.

Organogram Kom over en help Figure 1: Current Organogram (December 2011)

Volunteers policy Kom over en help wants to maximize the involvement of volunteers. This results not only in an improvement of commitment it is also cost-saving. More than 200 volunteers support the different departments of the organization. There are also several churches which have contacts with other churches in Eastern Europe or Eurasia and support them financially. Volunteers who give presentations of the work of Kom over en help are given the opportunity to visit some projects once in three years. A trip for volunteers is organized once in two years.

Finance in 2011 Safe environment Daily needs Basic healthcare Basic education

Albania Armenia Bulgaria Georgia Moldova Ukraine Romania Serbia Total

€ 10.000 € 71.856 € 32.265 € 75.747 € 9.607

€ 31.258 € 146.143 € 74.120 € 51.500

€ 6.150

€ 199.475

€ 89.528

€ 8.818 € 37.125 € 2.000 € 26.820 € 74.842 € 155.755

€ 184.729 € 63.373 € 56.470 € 607.593

Finishing former programs

€ 4.200 € 3.600 € 2.400 € 1.350 € 12.720

€ 2.850 € 28.764 € 65.257 € 17.100 € 11.870 € 215.369

€ 2.000 € 26.270


€ 126.936 € 160.343 € 161.244 € 91.025 € 64.379 € 365.273 € 90.080 € 145.182 € 1.204.462

EXPENSES INCOME Income from Fundraising General for Child & Family Winter help and Soup Kitchen Material help in kind Legacy’s Grants

Spent on achieving goals Old goals €





€ € €


Daily needs Basic healthcare Basic education Awareness

€ € € €


124.848 10.000


Income from actions


Other income


Sum of income





146.980 335.955 113.066

Costs Fundraising Costs management and administration Sum of costs Result –positive– Total




€ € €

2.128.299 -117.138 2.011.161

Stichting Kom over en help Postbus 138, 3860 AC Nijkerk 033 246 32 08

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