INA Volunteers Club and Green Belt help Popovača

  • • INA’s volunteers tended the therapeutic garden together with the patients of the neuropsychiatric hospital Popovača
    • In the last year, the INA Volunteers Club invested 2072 hours into 19 volunteer actions

    Zagreb, 14 April 2015 – During the last of their numerous volunteer actions, INA Volunteers Club today supported the Association for rehabilitation and resocialisation of the mentally ill at the Neuropsychiatric hospital “Dr. Ivan Barbot” Popovača, by tending the therapeutic garden that will, among other things, serve as an innovative method of learning social skills for patients with mental illnesses and disabilities.

    The action was implemented as part of the “Green Belt” project which was launched by INA last year with the aim of spreading awareness on the importance of sustainable development, and in addition to INA’s volunteers, the patients of the neuropsychiatric hospital Popovača and the professional personnel of the Association also invested their work and effort. Freshly painted flower pots, bins and benches were placed today, while flowers were planted in the therapeutic garden.

    The “Green Belt” project deals with issues of ecology and sustainable development, and it focuses on co-financing projects and including the local community into activities such as afforestation, education on ecology, landscaping, clean-up of the sea bed, coastal areas, lakes and rivers, afforestation of fire affected areas and other similar activities in the field of sustainable development. The program is intended for non-governmental organisations and public educational institutions (schools, kindergartens, universities) in Croatia.