Hanne’s Shelter, South Africa

Hanne Ekroll Løvlie was killed during the terrorist attack in Oslo on the 22nd July 2011, when several governmental buildings were destroyed. The compensation for the loss of her life was used to finance a shelter, which opened in the spring of 2016.

In addition to offering support and help to women exposed to violence, a separate Community Education Centre for Law and Psychology is to be established as part of Hanne’s Shelter. It aims to strengthen the services at the shelter, as well as serve the local community as a whole, where there is little general knowledge of these disciplines.

The family of Jon Vegard Lervåg, who was also killed in the terrorist attack, will use their compensation for law education in South Africa. A collaboration has been formed between the two memorial funds, John Vegard’s Memorial Fund and Hanne’s Memorial Fund, aiming to build judicial and psychological competence at Hanne’s Shelter and its vicinities.

The Kavli Trust supports the establishment of the Community Education Centre with the allocation of 1.8 million kroner over the 2019 – 2021 period.

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