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About Projekt Duga

Projekt Duga means: Project Rainbow where the rainbow represents the sign of a friendship alliance as we encountered with Noah after the flood. Our project is located in the "Kordun" (former Krajina), an abandoned region in the interior of Croatia, close to the border with Bosnia. The region is characterized by the presence of minorities: Serbian returnees, Croatian Muslims and Croats who fled from Bosnia after the war. It is a forgotten region. In everything a great challenge to work on reconciliation and a friendship alliance. The project has been active since May 1999 and focuses on single elderly people and children and young people.

The project has its own camping area and can accommodate 30 to 40 people, has 3 camping cabins with 5 beds each, some caravans, a simple kitchen and café in a stable ("Café Bethlehem"). The camping site is maintained by the local youth and children of "De Leeuwenend" and by the groups that come to visit us.

History

Projekt Duga started in 1999 as an initiative of Dutch and Croatian volunteers from different churches. At the moment the project is mainly supported by the Evangelical Congregation Jonah in Ede, but volunteers are participants from different (types of) churches.

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camping houses in CroatiaSoon an action will start at https://supp.to/kampeerhuisjes-kroatie for sponsoring the renovation of the camping houses at Kamp Manuel. These camping houses / hikers' cabins / log cabins are essential to be able to continue to receive groups of young people here. Condition of the houses:

  1. Holes in day due to hail impact.
  2. Exterior walls damaged due to hail impact.
  3. Beds need to be repaired.
  4. Windows and doors must be replaced.
  5. Current terraces must be re-concreted.
  6. Patio cover reinstalled.
  7. Ceilings need to be repaired.
  8. Interior paneling.
  9. Furnishing houses (curtains, cooker, coffee machine).
  10. Electricity for the cottages must be installed.
  11. Outdoor shower and water supply installed.
  12. Shared picnic area created.