Our yearly Programs:
Small business Support program (SBSP)
The CRO has funded 27 small projects since it started its Small Business Support program in 2015, where almost USD 70,000 was used to support these projects
CRO Education Program
The CRO-Backpack Drive
In accordance with the Circassian Repatriation Organization (CRO)’s vision and objectives, the CRO launched a project aimed at supporting students and their families to cover school expenses.
The 2019 Backpack Drive
The Program team made a list of school necessities for elementary through high school students and estimated the cost of these essential items. They also put together a list of students who are qualified under this program from three different localities: Kabardino-Balkaria, Maikop, and Penakhas. The list included, 103 students from Kabardino-Balkaria, 35 students from Maykop and 40 students from Penakhas with a total of 178 students.
The 2020 Backpack Drive
The CRO has effectively managed to provide 768 students with $17,000 worth of back to school supplies as the following:
– 141 students from the Republic of Adygea (48 from Panakhas village and the rest from Maykop)
– 107 students from the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria
– 520 students from the Circassian villages in Homs and Hama
the CRO-Backpack Drive 2021 campaign is now running for more info please visit here
The CRO Higher Education Scholarship Program
The aim of the CRO Higher Education Scholarship Program is to support Circassian students in their educational pursuits in an engaging, thought-provoking, and memorable manner. The students who create the best essays or video responses to the questions listed below will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to be put towards their post-secondary education.
CRO Charity and Relief Program
”Together we bring Hope, Love and Unity”
The relief program is one of the core programs on which the organization is based and is under its objectives and vision.
The program aims to preserve the dignity of our people and this will be achieved only by the concerted efforts and collective action of all the members of our corporate community around the world.
CRO Awareness Program
The International Circassian Conference
The CRO partnered with the Circassian Nuremberg Association to organise the first & second international Circassian Conference in Nuremberg, Germany, the first conference took place on On Sep. 21-22/2018 the second conference took place on October 18-20/2019 and the third conference will take place October 9-11/2020 in istambul, Turkey
The CRO Awards Program is intended to honour Circassian individuals or groups who made significant contributions investing their energy and resources, inspiring others and going above and beyond to support the Circassian people, community, language or culture.
CRO Literature and Culture Preservation Program
Short Story Competitions
- The Qoueqoua Nalbi (Къуекъо Налбый) Short Story Prize
- The Kadir I. Natho (Къадир Натхо) Short Story Prize
- Archiving and Documentation
Collaboration with a number of activists
The CRO has funded six small projects in 2019, which they are:
– Two projects for mini markets
– Kitchen and furniture workshop
– Project for breeding dairy cows
– Two projects for taxi cars.
The organization established its relief program
The organization has established a team to follow up on relief cases that are received by the organization, whether they are urgent medical cases, the costs of operating surgeries, or other relief matters.
The CRO Backpack Drive 2019 Campaign
In accordance with the Circassian Repatriation Organization (CRO)’s vision and objectives, the CRO launched a new pilot project aimed at supporting students and their families to cover school expenses.
The Program team made a list of school necessities for elementary through high school students and estimated the cost of these essential items.They also put together a list of students who are qualified under this program from three different localities: Kabardino-Balkaria, Maikop, and Penakhas. The list included, 103 students from Kabardino-Balkaria, 35 students from Maykop and 40 students from Penakhas with a total of 178 students.
In Oct. 18-20/2019, the CRO partnered with the Circassian Nuremberg Association to organise the second international Circassian Conference in Nuremberg, Germany more
Within the framework of helping Circassians in Syria, The CRO collected Zakat Alfeter and passed the collected money to Circassian families in different localities in Syria.
Inerduced The CRO Awards Program and The winners in The CRO Awards Program 2019:
The 2019 CRO Lifetime Achievement Award
Kadir I. Natho
The 2019 CRO Satanay Award:
The 2019 CRO Circassian Person of The Year:
Günsel Surdum Avci
The CRO has funded six small projects in 2018, which they are:
– Three projects for taxi cars.
– A restaurant.
– A Maintenance mobile workshop.
– An Industrial tiles project.
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The CRO participated in the national conference ‘Promoting International Dialogue and Protecting Cultural Heritage in the Caucasus’ in December 5-6 at RUCARR, Malmö University. more
we have achieved that CRO-US is now exempt from federal income tax under internal revenue code “IRC” section 501(c)(3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to us under IRC section 170. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under sections 2055, 2106 or 2522. Organizations exempt under “IRC” section 501(c)(3) are further classified as either public charities or private foundations. More
In Sep. 21-22/2018, the CRO partnered with the Circassian Nuremberg Association to organise the first international Circassian Conference in Nuremberg, Germany more
The CRO delivered the fast-breaking charity(Alfitr Charity) to a number of families in need in Syria May 21, 2018 more
The CRO Lifetime Achievment Award was presented to Dr. Ehsan Saleh Stash in recognition of his continuous support and contributions to the Circassian community for several decades. it was in Damme, Germany in annual Circassian gathering March 31, 2018 more
· The CRO has financed five small businesses through its program (CRO-SBSP 2017).
- Three Greenhouse projects for planting vegetables
- Project for breeding dairy cows
- An Industrial tiles project.