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About Projekt Duga

Projekt Duga means: Project Rainbow where the rainbow represents the sign of a friendship alliance as we encountered with Noah after the flood. Our project is located in the "Kordun" (former Krajina), an abandoned region in the interior of Croatia, close to the border with Bosnia. The region is characterized by the presence of minorities: Serbian returnees, Croatian Muslims and Croats who fled from Bosnia after the war. It is a forgotten region. In everything a great challenge to work on reconciliation and a friendship alliance. The project has been active since May 1999 and focuses on single elderly people and children and young people.

The project has its own camping area and can accommodate 30 to 40 people, has 3 camping cabins with 5 beds each, some caravans, a simple kitchen and café in a stable ("Café Bethlehem"). The camping site is maintained by the local youth and children of "De Leeuwenend" and by the groups that come to visit us.


Projekt Duga started in 1999 as an initiative of Dutch and Croatian volunteers from different churches. At the moment the project is mainly supported by the Evangelical Congregation Jonah in Ede, but volunteers are participants from different (types of) churches.



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Spring in Croatia - 2018

Written by  Thursday, 03 May 2018 17:17

We are in Croatia again. Spring break. In the spring we are always shocked on arrival by the tall grass.

Spring in Croatia means hard work and so far we have never actually written anything about it. Now it is. We are still here until May 12 (2018) and I will try to give an update on the work these days. Who knows, we might find interested parties who would also like to help make the project summer ready.


Spring mainly means: mowing the lawn. But that means first of all repairing and refurbishing the tractor, the trimmers (edge mowers), the petrol push mower and the brushcutter. And that means every year being the first to do a round of shopping to get the parts together. Similarly this year. Spark plugs, gasoline, two-stroke oil, cutting line, tractor kit kit and a few other things. Of course it is also important to find sufficient help and that is very disappointing this year. This has to do with the exodus of young people. Young people leave this region because the region itself does not offer paid work.

After two days we mowed the grass around the house and I was able to mow the football field and around the log cabins with the pull. Remains everything around sanitary building, driveways, parking lot, and the rest of the 2 hectares of land.

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To be continued.

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