Posted on 7 Dec, 2022 by Christian Caspar & Heiko Königstein

Instead of giving Christmas presents to its business partners, GFA contributes yearly to a fund for charitable projects supported by employees. Reflecting the social commitment of GFA staff, we foster small projects in developing, newly-industrializing, and transitioning countries around the world.

In 2022, GFA management donated more than 50,000 EUR for emergency projects in Ukraine. This year, the GFA BRIDGES team decided to support a professional initiative for the psycho-social support of victims of war. The GFA-funded initiative is well connected with the mental health project in Ukraine that is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

This assistance enables the translation and production of teaching materials and provide training for 120 psychotherapists to counsel people who experienced traumatic events during the war. In the second phase of the project, the therapy sessions conduct in-person in various cities of the country, or remotely via phone or video calls. The team produces communication and visibility materials, including videos, to increase publicity of these services, raise awareness, and, eventually, additional funding. A dedicated GFA staff member provides coordination and supervision of this initiative.

Here you can read more about GFA BRIDGES projects.

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