Joint initiative of two non-government organizations, Nas Dom from Novo Brdo and Gracanica Youth Initiative, engaging 6 (six) volunteers for offering medical/house care services for people in need from different communities. The project presents 2 (two) caretaking mobile teams covering municipalities of Novo Brdo and Gracanica and providing caretaking services at home to most vulnerable population, respectively persons with disabilities, elder and helpless people. They closely cooperate with municipal social welfare centers in identification and selection of beneficiaries who are the most vulnerable and helpless. Currently they provide services to 20 beneficiaries in both municipalities. The project was supported through purchase of different medical devices, tools and equipment. This is a pilot project in Kosovo and organizations will be assisted in applying to relevant ministries to include their activity and services into national welfare framework in order to ensure sustainability.
This project is a part of IOMs programme Business and Social Support and Integration, which aims to foster integration of mainly minority enterprises into national institutions and Kosovo market. Initially, IOM published open call for proposals within grants scheme for business ideas and social initiatives respecting criteria of multi-ethnicity and social impact, and various proposals were supported through the programme.