Why another children's charity?

According to UNICEF, 24,000 children under five die every day. Almost all of them in developing countries and almost all of them from avoidable causes. As monstrous as this number is, it is 10,000 fewer than twenty years ago. That means there still isn’t enough support for children, but that something genuinely can be done. There are already many children’s charities and projects, but evidently, far from enough.

Every crisis region needs a lobby

The bulk of donated money goes to places in the focus of the media spotlight. With multiple crises and areas of need, this means people in areas with less media focus get less support than is needed. And with the speed that a crisis can now become yesterday’s news, this also means that that crisis areas and catastrophes are forgotten before their needs are met long-term. Besides this, resources are often scant for small projects even in big organisations, because they aren’t politically or strategically appropriate, or are too small or remote to begin a targeted call for donations. 

This is where the Tereska foundation can help.

How and where can charitable donations have the greatest effect?

This was the question asked when the Tereska foundation began: the money should go where help is most needed. However, it is often hard to tell where that is. Our approach is: help should go to the people who live in the poorest countries or regions, or in regions acutely affected by crisis or catastrophe, and of those, particularly the countries or regions which are not in the focus of the media, and amongst all people, particularly children.  

Also, the administrative and additional costs should obviously be as low as possible.

And alongside goodwill, there should also be experience. Therefore, the foundation works exclusively with local and/or international organisations with knowledge of the area, and who will put lasting and assessable projects in place.

  • Therefore, the Tereska foundation would like to help those children, regardless of origins, religion or political background, who suffer from particularly great mental, physical or material difficulties, particularly children who live in war zones and areas of particular poverty, and whose suffering is not or is no longer noted by the public.

Alongside children, the foundation is concerned with their family members or guardians, if they still have them.

Donating against the trend

In collaboration with experienced aid organisation, with knowledge of the area or crisis region, the Tereska foundation can facilitate projects which would otherwise be difficult to finance. Such projects are initially financed by the proceeds of the foundation. These proceeds are obviously limited. To do more, we need donations. If you want to support the work of the Tereska foundation, you can do that here: ... Getting involved

A platform

Beyond this, the foundation would like to offer a platform for reporting in text and images on crisis regions outside of the media interest, where donors can gain information about projects. Information for charities