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Their names are Dominika, Sergij, Alina, Andrej, Witalij Viktoria, Oleg, Kateryna ... They arrived in Vienna by plane from the Ukraine and Russia on Monday, February 10th, and have 8 days of unforgettable holidays in Austria in Waidhofen an der Ybbs spent. These children are orphans or their families live below the poverty line. Otherwise you have no opportunity to spend a vacation.

As part of the social project "Give a smile - take responsibility“By the National Council President Mag. Sobotka and in cooperation with little hearts for the second time A total of 20 disadvantaged children from Russia and Ukraine were invited to an unforgettable winter holiday in the beautiful Mostviertel. This initiative offers the children a varied program that lets them forget the worries of everyday life for a brief moment.

Austria is one of the most prosperous countries in the world. Nowhere else is the combination of quality of life, social security and the opportunity for social advancement as firmly anchored as in our homeland. It is therefore all the more important not only to take note of this fact, but to show initiative for people who have rarely or never been able to get to know the advantages of a carefree life.


President of the National Council of the Republic of Austria
Mag. Wolfgang Sobotka

The choice of children is made in such a way that you choose those who have distinguished themselves particularly within the scope of their possibilities. Be it through effort at school or through a willingness to help other children. This year there are also four hearing-impaired children. The invitation should be an incentive to continue to make an effort to take charge of your life and make the best of the available options.

A big thank you to all companies supporting this project: