Education Center and Summer Camp for Disadvantaged Children. (summer of 2018)
The project was designed as a two-month summer camp that took place in four shifts, each shift lasting ten working days and involving twelve teenagers most of which were from low-income families. Overall almost 50 children and teenagers were reached through this project. Besides that the basis for weekly educational clubs for children was established.
Preventive seminars. Uzhhorod, Ukraine (2009-2015).
Seminars that took place in technical school #6 in Uzhhorod. In cooperation with the school director a team of 6 volunteers conducted interactive weekly talks for teenagers on various subjects, such as abortion, AIDS, love, goal setting, addictions, etc. Approximately 600 young people were reached.
Summer camps for Roma children (2008-2009).
For number of years we conducted day summer camps for Roma children. Around 100 children were reached through each camp where daily program and catering was provided. The programs included active outdoor games, Bible studies, drama, singing and dancing. Our main partner in this project was EXODUS organization (Ireland) which provided teams of volunteers and financial coverage for the camps in Holmok and Rat villages (Uzhgorod region).
“Heart of the land” project. Uzhhorod, Ukraine (summer of 2008).
The main goal of the project was to mobilize local community to take initiative to bring positive changes in culture, relationships, environment. Project also featured a festival in the city center (music program, games, banners, speeches, contests) as well as environmental activities, such as cleaning up the river bed and banks and the pedestrian bridge in the city center. Around 100 volunteers were involved including a music band from NY and municipal authority representatives.