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 new pilot project aimed at supporting students and their families to cover school expenses.

This pilot project was tested this year in the Circassian Republics, Kabardino-Balkaria and Adygea. In the future, the CRO is hoping to develop this program to support Circassian students everywhere through a permanently established program.

The 2019 Backpack Drive Program was carried out by a team of volunteers from different Circassian communities and the campaign started on Feb. 20, 2019.

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 CRO-Backpack Drive 2020 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

CRO Awards

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

New Initiative

  • Archiving and Documentation
    Collaboration with a number of activists

In general

 In 2019

  • 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

    Nalbi Qoueqoua

    The 2019 CRO Satanay Award:

    Raya Hazeka

    The 2019 CRO Circassian Person of The Year:

    Günsel Surdum Avci

     more

In 2018

  • 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.

    For more info press here

  • 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

In 2017

·         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.

·       The CRO delivered the fast-breaking charity(Alfitr Charity) to a number of families in need in Syria

·         The CRO has paid the ticket fees for a student travelling to Adyghea Republic who was accepted to study at Adyghea University.

·         The CRO participated in the national conference held by the Caucasus Studies Center at Malmö University between 23 and 24 of November.

·         The CRO participated in the opening of the Circassian Cultural Center (adigabza winah) in Kounya, Turkey

·         The CRO is officially registered as a member in the United Nation Civil Society (See the website)

·         The CRO had officially established abranch in the US.

·         The CRO applied for membership in the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), and accepted as an international partner

·         Attended ameeting with the German Circassians in Cologne in April of 2017.

·        The CRO participated in the annual meeting of the Circassian Community in USA which was held on the 9th  Sep. 2017. A competition for the best circassian     loaf cheese was organized and was awarded a prize for the best loaf cheese. more

·         The CRO has covered the cost of residence applying for six returnees to the Adygea Republic

      in 2016

·     In 2016, the Organization supported 7 small grant businesses  as part of its program to support small business projects (2016 CRO-SBSP) in the Circassians republics, which are:

1. Sewing atelier in Nalchik .
2. Circassian clothes sewing atelier in Nalchik.
3. Oriental foods restaurant in Nalchik.
4. Greenhouse project for planting vegetables.
5. Greenhouse project for planting vegetables in Nalchik.
6 . Project for breeding dairy cows in Maykop.
7. Greenhouse project for planting vegetables in Maykop.

(For more info press here )

·        CRO pays the ticket fees  for a family that want to go back to Adigya Republic

·         CRO pays the ticket fees  for a young that want to go back to Adigya Republic

·         CRO collect donations to support the Circassians trapped in Syria and to provide them with financial support in 2016….     For more info press  here   and  here

·         the Organization is still responsible for the living costs of a family of a widow and her three orphaned children every month and till now.

Since the founding until 2015

·         The Circassian Repatriation Organization (CRO) is pleased to announce it has accepted three applications by returnees as part of its program to support small business projects (2015 CRO-SBSP) , Two of these projects chosen were Vocational, and the third is agricultural…..For more info press  here

·         CRO is ensuring Circassians number of orphans who are victims of the ongoing war in Syria

·         CRO sent two messages to :

            –  The President of Russian Federation, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

                  of the Russian Federation to Canada (2015) here 

            -The Estonia’s Parliament  (2015)

CRO was registered on 10-02-2014 in Canada

CRO Certificate