200 modern wooden windows to be installed in damaged schools and kindergartens in Donbas region - it was the main point highlighted during the presentation of "Windows for life" charitable project in Kyiv that will be implemented in partnership with private sector. In the project framework Caritas Ukraine, Caritas Austria and "LEITZ tooling UKRAINE" company will install new windows in schools and kindergartens damaged by the military conflict in eastern Ukraine.
During summertime Caritas Ukraine organized more than ten leisure camps for IDP children from eastern Ukraine. First of all, this project was targeted at provision of emotional support to kids, assistance with adaptation and recovery of their psychological balance. Children stayed in picturesque places in Carpathian Mountains, Shatsky Lakes and Black Sea.
During the Episcopal Synod of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church that was held in Ivano-Frankivsk this year Andriy Waskowycz reported that among the main fields of activity such as assistance to children and youth, healthcare and dealing with social problems of migration, emphasis of Caritas Ukraine work shifted to overcoming of humanitarian crisis in Ukraine as a result of EuroMaidan events, annexation of Crimea and military actions in Donbas region.
Before the first of September Caritas Ukraine regional organizations conducted a traditional charitable initiative "School Backpack" for IDP kids from Crimea and east oblasts of Ukraine, children from large families and families in difficult life circumstances.
Visits of young and active volunteers from abroad to "Nasha hata" community of mutual aid became a good tradition. This community - one of Caritas structures, is located in Ryhtychi village.