Mission in Croatia
In June 2011, Todd Strynadka, manager at Terus Construction, a subsidiary of ColasCanada and his daughter Rachel flew from Vancouver to meet teams of two NGOs in Croatia: Vimio and Suncokret. These NGOs have been working work since the end of the war in former Yugoslavia, to reconcile and develop communities through access to education for children.
Suncokret in Gvodz offers extracurricular educational activities. For the young people of Gvodz, Suncokret is a haven of peace, where they can thrive, far away from adult quarrels, and together imagine a shared future.
Vimio was the first multiethnic non-governmental organization to emerge in Vukovar immediately after the peaceful reintegration of Eastern Slavonia in Croatia. Their goal is to prepare disadvantaged children for elementary school.