Charity

| Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation

Helping Deryneia Gymnasium students to see the world «from a new perspective»

At the beginning of July this year, in the multifunctional hall of Gymnasium Eirinis & Eleftherias in Deryneia, Ammochostos area, a multimedia projector and screen were installed. Funds for the purchase and installation were kindly allocated by Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation.

| Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation

Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation donates to Municipality’s Food Bank to support families in need

On July 1, 2020 I met with the Mayor of Limassol, Mr. Nicos Nicolaides, to personally deliver the cheque on behalf of our Foundation towards the needs of the Food Bank’s social program that supports low-income families.

Mission Statement

We established the Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation because we wish to dedicate direct financial and moral support to all those in need. We believe that anyone can make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate because people were blessed with the gift of compassion and generosity – all we have to do is use it.

Objectives

The Foundation’s core objective is to extend a helping hand to any cause of genuine need in Cyprus and Mauritius.

To fulfill our mission, we listen and respond to the needs of:

  • Children
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Culture & the Arts
  • Environment
  • Social issues

We aim to tackle the problems in these areas by offering direct financial support to those who are affected by social/economic disadvantage. Furthermore, we intend on actively and passionately promoting the act of volunteerism by encouraging young people to participate in charity projects and cooperating with local authorities and other NGOs to make our work as efficient as possible.

Collaborations

The Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation is always welcoming to new private initiatives by local NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) or other focus groups. We stay true to our mission statement in offering an extending hand to anyone that needs help in Cyprus and Mauritius. We are open to new collaborations and are always willing to sponsor projects that are aimed towards the improvement of people’s lives or the environment.

NGO’s

Some of the NGO’s we are currently collaborating with include:

  • Cyprus Autistic Association: Association working for the equal rights of people with Autism in Cyprus.
  • Baby Miracles Association: Volunteering Association pressing for the restoration of the Neo-Natal Intensive Care unit for Pre-mature babies in Makarios Hospital, Cyprus.
  • Cyprus Anti-Cancer Association: Charity organization established to fight cancer and offer palliative care to cancer patients and their families.
  • Radiomarathonios Foundation: Organization advocating for Children’s’ equal rights, regardless of physical or mental disabilities.
  • Cyprus Red Cross: Humanitarian organization led by volunteers to prevent and alleviate human suffering and to support and prepare individuals and communities to respond effectively to emergencies.
  • Panos Foundation: Non- profit organization, dedicated to improving the lives of premature children facing life-long challenges caused by prematurity after leaving the N.I.C.U.
  • ISSBS (Independent Social Support Body): Chaired and presided by First Lady of Cyprus, this non-profit organization aims to help students who face economic difficulties continue their studies.
  • Lions Club De Riviere Noire: One of the biggest international NGO’s in Mauritius. The organization has more than 1.7 million people and 46,000 clubs worldwide. Local Lions Club programs include sight conservation, hearing and speech conservation, diabetes awareness, helping children and many other programs.

Sponsorships

We also sponsor annual local festivals such as the Russian Cultural days which are held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, and the Cyprus-Russia Gala – the biggest philanthropic event hosted every year in the presidential mansion with an aim to raise funds for children with special needs.

Part of our support goes to several initiatives to save the environment such as the Environment & Recycling Festival conducted by Green Dot and Let’s do it Mediterranean – a campaign that brings together different organizations and groups from all Mediterranean countries with the aim of cleaning up the Mediterranean Sea.

The Alpari Charitable Fund

In 2005, I decided to create the Alpari Charitable Fund. The charity frequently holds events to raise money for disabled children, orphans and children from underprivileged families. We try to focus on helping those who are in most desperate need of our support.

In 2011, I was fortunate enough to be named a Knight of the Order of Beneficence. I am truly grateful to all of the people involved with the Alpari Charitable Fund and to all those who helped us do some good in the world. It was a collaborative effort, so this award actually belongs to all of us.

Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation

On May 5, 2014, my wife Julia and I officially announced the opening of the Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation. The goal of the organization is the development and support of charitable initiatives in Cyprus and the provision of support to those in need.

As Cyprus has become our second home, we decided to make a contribution that can benefit the residents of this sunny and hospitable island.

Preserving Our Cultural Heritage

Why is this so important to me? People, much like trees, draw strength from their roots. Architecture, literature, art – everything that has been handed down to us from past generations has helped us become what we are today. In a way, our self-identity is partially inherited.

The success of each new generation is inextricably intertwined with the accomplishments of its ancestors. The preservation and restoration of cultural and historical artifacts is an undertaking for all of humanity, and each of us can make a contribution towards meeting this daunting challenge. Alpari and I have been involved in a number of projects connected to the preservation of culture, architecture and religious artifacts.

In 2011, I donated some of my own money to restore an orthodox church in the village of Tashkirmen in Tatarstan. The Church of ‘Gurias of Kazan’ has a rich history. It is thought that the village of Tashkirmen has been around since the days of the Kazan princedom, but up until the turn of the 19th century, no church could be found there. Construction on a village church began in 1895 and wrapped up in 1914, when the church was opened it was named in honor of Gurias of Kazan.

Gurias was the first archbishop in the Kazan and Sviyazhsk areas. He converted a great number of people to the orthodox religion, including many Tatars. So it was very symbolic that the church was opened in his honor, and then later restored in the rural village where it remains as a unifying spiritual symbol.