The mission of Social Point Foundation is to support the social responsibility of civil communities organised along similar values, to strengthen their self-organising capacity.
As our mission is to achieve and support systemic change, therefore, we set our strategy, elaborated based on this goal, to serve it.
In particular, it aims to create and establish a network that covers the whole country, it links citizens in need, volunteers, NGOs, and public institutions to help them with their operation and with increasing their effectiveness.
Fundamentally, we believe in systemic change, and that the current version of the 21st century technology is not well-exploited in the social field of Hungarian society, with the right tools, affecting the whole system, we see the opportunity in a longer-term, autonomous, and functioning support system where each person plays the same role – and assumes responsibility – as all other members of the system.
We focus our forces primarily on the growing generation (especially on children who are disadvantaged for some reason) because if they have a chance for a full life – by creating, displaying and making opportunities available for them –, the social change, through its members, happens with the influence of internal motivation.
To achieve this, we create an information network, which summarizes, processes and makes the data available to all parties. Complying with the data protection rules, it manages the data of socially deprived individuals who wish to use some kind of service (voluntary, NGO, or public institution assistance). We summarise and evaluate the data from a statistical point of view. We use them for the improvement, coordination, and better availability of the network, for its members and the available services and we share it with all those who can use it substantially.
We intend to use this information grid to connect volunteers, other supporters and those seeking assistance. Nowadays, the offerings are usually made in the world of the Internet, many times it’s simpler for those who put up the offer. However, the other side does not always have access to the Internet or does not want to make their problem publicly available, therefore, the two sides simply do not meet each other or have difficulty to do so because of costly infrastructure or cumbersome organizational structure (the helper does not go to the neighbourhood but to the other end of the city/country; they are distrustful because of abuses so they’d rather not donate anything in any form; the offering gets somewhere but they never get feedback about it; the number of tonnes of unsold food produced in the capital but perfectly suitable for human consumption, travels up to 100 km to a pig farm and we could list many more examples). The experience of the volunteers of the foundation is – some has decades of experience –, that finding solutions locally is much simpler, quicker, and more efficient, not to mention its impact on the society and small communities. An information network covering all segments of the society could have an incredible support for the development of the civil society in Hungary, for strengthening of its self-organising capacity and for its effectiveness, as well as to ease the excessive burden of state institutions.