About the Foundation
About the Foundation
“You are a Sunflower” is a non-profit organization operating in the form of a Foundation, legally established on 20.05.2017 at the Judicial District Court of Tirana. Since May 24, 2018, this Foundation also operates in NY, registered under the name “You are a Sunflower Foundation INC.” / Public Non-Profit. The mission of the “You are a Sunflower” foundation is to help children in need, including not just the category of sick children, in order to improve the living conditions in the social environment where they are living but also their treatment. Education is close to our heart. Our focus are children, and in our next steps also the mothers.
Creator and Founder of “You are a Sunflower” Fondation also the person who cares every day is Ms. Albana Osmani. At the board of the Foundation are renowned and distinguished figures in their professions as well as in the field of philanthropy, such as: Anila Godo, Fadil Berisha, Anisa Kaltanji, Evi Kokalari.
Expanded in the Balkans region in countries such as: Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and soon to Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The vision of our foundation is to go globally to wherever there is a needy child. The Foundation “You are a Sunflower” does not bear the administrative costs of the projects. Work done by us all as a staff is all volunteer.
A journey full of sacrifices and with all the strength of our soul, to help those in need. For any public cause, we have diverted to 100% of the collected fund. This is how we operate from our heart! It was the power of the Sunflower Children’s Rights and facing the light!
Thanks to all of your support!
Our mission began work, where the need was desperate in state hospitals. In the pavilions where were paved and treated children affected by blood diseases, cancer and leukemia. They did not have the most immediate hospital equipment. The state hospitals in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia where we helped were not able to meet their needs. They use old hospital equipment or do not have them at all. This often penalized the health of children in difficult chemotherapy treatments. In state hospitals are placed and treated children who come from families in a very difficult economic situation. So far, we have successfully completed three humanitarian campaigns in three countries, meeting all the immediate needs of the three oncohematological pavilions in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia. By providing the world’s most essential and world-class equipment. As well as the training of doctors and nurses of these pavilions so that everything works perfectly.
In Albania we are currently running our two projects for the two Regional Hospitals. For Elbasan Regional Hospital and Kukes Regional Hospital. For both Hospitals we have created two very creative ideas and presented them in front of the public, in order that everyone can contribute. Our projects are: The App Game “You Are a Sunflower” which is currently being downloaded all over the world, as well as the project “Tirana You are a Sunflower”. You can find it on AppStore and PlayStore.
If you visit Tirana you will find a capital full of sun and light. There are altogether 106 Sunflowers in our Capital Tirana, 80 of which in schools with the message “Children Support Children”. Our flowers are painted in very beautiful graffiti and expect to get your name.
These projects have been much appreciated by the public and have attracted the attention of international media, comparing with the well-known hearts of San Francisco, which were praised for the same motive, humanism.
These projects are under way and the goal is to improve the environmental conditions and to provide the hospital equipment of these two hospitals, starting from Pediatrics and the Newborn Pavilion.
“A child’s wish” is one of our projects that has had a great impact. There were hundreds of letters written by the kids of onkohaematology pavilion with their wishes: a suit like their favorite hero, spider man or as Elsa and Frozen or a pair of shoes, a pair of jeans or an Ipad. This initiative has gathered many people from all over the world, together to fulfill the wishes of children. Some of them were their last wishes …
“I love You” was the project that came together with the support of the Mobile Company “Vodafone”. We dedicated this project to the orphan children. We created 2,000 Teddy Bears, wearing the Sunflower t-shirts, and with the logo of the Vodafone Company, a message was dedicated to the orphan children: “I love You”. These Teddy bears went in the form of a hug to all orphanages of Albania and Kosovo. The staff of “You are a Sunflower” Foundation distributed the bears based on the “Care & Share” project of Vodafone Foundation Albania, together with their staff.
“You are a Sunflower” has been awarded the “Philanthropy of the Year” award for 2017 after the first campaign was successfully closed, which turned into a world-wide viral campaign, as there were thousands of people from around the world wearing t-shirts sunflower and once again testified the values of the “Mother Teresa” people.
Thanks to honored and heartfelt Albanians who did everything to help all the children. Thanks to all of you, as this was just the beginning … For 2018, we were awarded by the RCC with the “Region Champions” award for South East Europe and the Balkans. We are very honored and we hope that this award will bring more light to the children’s lives. We called people’s hearts to join our mission. So far this journey has traveled miles away. People along with t-shirts bought with sunflower also gave a piece of their heart.