eRko - Christian children communities movement

eRko - Christian children communities movement

eRko is a children's organization working throughout Slovakia. Young people – volunteers – from more than 250 towns and villages regularly meet with children in their free time. During meetings, trips, camps and other activities they experience together the joy and realities of daily life. Since 1990 eRko has been registered with the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic as a non-governmental organization. It has more than 8 000 members and is one of the biggest children's organizations in Slovakia.


The aim of the organization is to assist children and young people to become mature responsible Christians involved in the development of the society they live in. The work of eRko is to bring together the children at a local level, where they can build open communities together. The mission of eRko is conducted through the personal experiences of young volunteers who share this with the children. The main values are: lively faith, joyful service, open community, responsibility, trust and a respect for life.

Work with children:

eRko organizes regular meetings of children in small groups – communities where they discuss various topics and play games; they organize trips, summer camps, carnivals and many other activities and campaigns.