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Please find below descriptions of fund-raising goals for the V Saint John’s Charity Ball and for prior balls. These impactful programs are supported with your donations and from the net proceeds of the Ball.
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Current Fund-Raising Goals for the V Saint John’s Charity Ball
This year’s V Saint John´s Charity Ball seeks to support two impactful programs: our traditional support of a summer camp for disabled Hungarian youth in Italy, and new to this year, is the introduction of interactive and digital educational programs at disadvantaged Hungarian elementary schools. This year’s fund-raising goal for these programs is HUF 30 million.
Supplementary materials on each of these 2022 designated charity programs are available in the below links:
- Rome Camp for Hungarian Youth with Disabilities: Program Description and Budget
- Interactive Educational Program for Disadvantaged Schools: Program Description and Budget
Learn about corporate sponsorship and individual donation possibilities.
Summer Camp for Disabled Hungarian Youth: Italy
This year’s Ball seeks to continue its support of summer camps for Hungarian youth with disabilities. The International Malta Summer Camp will be held in Rome, Italy.
It is a dream for most young handicapped, fighting their physical disabilities and other difficulties, to have one carefree and happy summer week with other young people. These magical camp gatherings have life changing impacts as they offer exceptional experiences for both individuals with disabilities and volunteers who are all a similar age and enjoy the camp experience together.
The International Maltese Summer Camp 2022 will be held in Rome, Italy for the attendance of about 20 Hungarian participants (including disabled youth and their escort) with a budget of nearly €19,000 (HUF 6.7 million) or a cost per person of around 350,000 Ft.
Interactive and Digital Educational Program at Five Disadvantaged Schools
This year’s V Saint John´s Charity Ball also seeks to support a new fund-raising goal, which is to assist in the introduction of interactive and digital educational programs at five disadvantaged Hungarian elementary schools managed by the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta’s School Foundation (MMSZIA). The program’s goal is to further develop a supportive learning environment with interactive packages and software programs (“kits/digital sets”) to provide motivating and creative teaching approaches with the support of the MMSZIA’s pedagogical experts.
Pupils will learn about arts, communication, science, technology, and mathematics, while developing their interest and motivation to learn. Experience has shown that a supportive learning environment is a powerful tool to help students formulate their future plans.
The program would help 785 pupils in grades 3 to 8. Fundraising is now focused on the program’s launch with a first-year budget of 30 million HUF, which is less than 40,000 HUF per student. The program’s duration can extend to three years or more as these kits/digital assets can be used over many years, with each additional year budgeted at 12 million HUF, or less than 15,000 HUF per student per year.
INFORMATION ON PRIOR SAINT JOHN’S CHARITY BALL SUPPORTED
2018 - Two Summer Camps in Balatonfenyves and in United Kingdom
The proceeds of the IV Saint John’s Charity Ball in 2018 made it possible to send 20 attendees to England and about 200 attendees to Balatonfenyves summer camps.
2018 Balatonfenyves Summer Camp
2017 - Two Summer Camps in Balatonfenyves and Austria
The proceeds of the third Saint John’s Charity Ball in 2017 made it possible to send 20 attendees to Salzburg and about 200 attendees to Balatonfenyves summer camps.
2017 Balatonfenyves Summer Camp
2016 - Two summer camps in Balatonföldvár and Poland
The proceeds of the third Saint John’s Charity Ball in 2016 made it possible to send 20 attendees to Poland and about 200 attendees to Balatonföldvár summer camps.
2016 Balatonföldvár Summer Camp
2015 - “Be the first to help!” - Maltese First Aid Education program
The proceeds of the I Saint John’s Charity Ball in 2015 made it possible to launch the Maltese First Aid Education program in Hungarian secondary schools. The team of trainers was organized, along with the creation of the teaching materials. After successful accreditation of the teaching program, 90 students completed the course and received basic first aid training. The books have an appropriate layout, illustrating to the students the fundamentals of first aid and the most important steps of life-giving resuscitation in case of a heart failure, significantly increasing the chances for survival.