“Saby Private Charitable Foundation” Non-Profit Organization
was established in 2002, taking as a basis of its activity the postulate of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights stating that childhood is entitled to special care and assistance.
It determined the principal focus of the Fund activity:
• children’s health and physical development
• highly ethical content and availability of education
Dedicating its activity to the most vulnerable segments of the population, the Saby Fund helps orphans and children left without parental care, talented children from socially vulnerable families, children having serious health problems, and, widening the boundaries of the main objectives, physically-disabled people.
The mission of the Saby Fund is to promote public understanding of the charity field, and make philanthropy effective for beneficiaries and attractive for sponsors.
We are striving to avoid mistakes of the charitable movement made in the 1950s and 1960s, when adherents of the largest charitable funds proclaimed well-being one of the rights people should enjoy at all times. That policy led to the situation where several generations of people grew accustomed to dependence and unwilling to be socially independent.
However, philanthropy is something more than a mere calculation of the amount of donated money. Its meaning is not in the distribution of consumer amenities themselves, it aims at providing people with means through which they will be able to acquire the amenities on their own. According the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, ‘Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.’
According to our policy, life should be altered for the better by people themselves, rather than by philanthropic activists, since philanthropists only initiate such improvements.
This understanding of the mission predetermines the Fund’s conducting socially significant and purposeful activities based on the principles of monitoring, planning, employing technologies, and monitoring results.