Although we rather don't talk about it, here in Ukraine babies are still being abandoned and children grow up without parental care. In fact, it's still very common.
#GivingTuesday arrives on December 3!
Over a 24-hour period (5am on 03.12.19) we have a #GivingTuesday goal of £7,780 to be raised
All #GivingTuesday funds will enable us to provide elementary trauma care training to our partners and their staff and provide funding to bring additional care provision for children living with trauma.
Each individual donation from a unique email address up to £778 will be matched.
Sometimes we read stories that it is difficult to share.
Stories difficult to read that we put aside for a while until we find the courage to look at them again. If this is painful for us, we can’t imagine the trauma the child experienced.
This is a story of hope.
Hope that even the worst situations can change when love and care is present.
Life isn’t always easy, especially for a girl living in a conflict zone.
Elena lived with her family under fire, her house was not far from one of the military units in the Donbass area. Bullets ricocheted off the roofs of the houses and the siren went on and on.
On many occasions the family had to hide underground in the cellar to save their lives. Elena is scared of fireworks, thunder, explosions, and she lives with anxiety.
It is never really that easy to describe what impact is made through a single donation, whatever the amount. However, together every gift offered goes to making a profound impact on young vulnerable lives.
So, we are excited to announce through our partnership with Global Giving we can make every small donation made go even further. ChildAid will participating in the Little by Little Campaign organised by Global Giving where they will match donations up to $50 USD (approximately £41) at 60%.
Sometimes life can be really tough. Especially in Transnistria , a disputed territory between Moldova and Ukraine.
It has been really hard for the Ciobanu family. Sergei and Svetlana live with their 4 children and the grandmother. The father recently went to work in Russia to help his family since he was only part time employed and they were struggling to survive.The young Ciobanu children did not attend nursery as their loving parents had no money to buy the children clothes.
One of the projects that is very close to our hearts here at ChildAid is the abandoned babies program.
In Kamianske, Ukraine we support a nurse to care and provide love for babies left in hospital.
ChildAid also supports an additional two staff working in the local Baby Home, one of whom is a physiotherapist.
Very recently baby Valantina came to the local Baby Home. Her father is in prison and her mother is a drug addict. She was hungry, dirty, undressed and ill while living at home.
Bianca suffers from Spina Bifida and paraparesis (loss of voluntary motor function in the pelvic limbs) she does need regular assistance with her catheter – an expense which the family has to cover. Catheterization is required daily.
Bianca was operated on in Turkey in January 2018, and in July she was in Turkey for a consultation. She has to go every 4 months for the consultation, but the family doesn’t have the money.
Since 2014, bitter conflict in Ukraine has forced 1.5 million people to flee their homes.(source UN Refugee Agency).
A large number of schools and education facilities have been damaged due to shelling in Eastern Ukraine.
It is estimated that are over 55,000 children live within 15 km of the ‘contact line’ between the two factions. (Source: Unicef, April 2018 Assessment Update).
One of our generous local supporters is Bromley-based web design company Make Me Local, who sponsor two of the children we help in Eastern Europe. Here, we talk to the agency’s Managing Director, Nathan Kelsey, about his time supporting ChildAid and what it is that he loves about our charity.
We’ve been busy this pre-Christmas period fundraising for children and families who really need our help.
ChildAid wants to make an impact to the lives of children in Eastern Europe, we want to help as many children as possible.
ChildAid is proud to be part of the Global Giving community, a highly curated crowdfunding platform for grassroots charitable projects.
This is the story of Anna. A child that was long waited.
Her mother wanted so much to have her own child. After 15 years of waiting Anna was born. Shortly after the birth her parents received news that the girl has Down syndrome.
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There are more than 100,000 children living in orphanages in Ukraine. In most cases orphans are abandoned by their own family due to lack of finances to support them, however, other reasons include alcoholism, abuse, crime illness, and poor medical health.
All this data make our hearts weep, we want to do our best to help as many children as we can.
This is the story of Brigitte.
She was born in a Roma community 15 years ago. She was just a baby when her mother sold her for just £4.
From a young age, she learned to steal and dance. The plan was to work in brothels. After years on this path, she was taken into care. Her prospects for a firm foundation for a stable and fulfilling life were poor.
There are many ways to raise money for charity, it doesn’t have to be complicated, sometimes simple ideas can have more impact.
We decided to share with you some of our ideas and what our supporters are doing to help us.
Y-peer – United Nations Youth- Global Giving
This year we participate in Global Giving’s Youth Week Campaign with Y- Peer Moldova, a project that educates young Moldovans in personal health.
This programme was created by United Nations Population Fund Programme and it is part of the Y- Peer youth education network.