Recent Posts

  1. Ivanka, the first new orphan since the beginning of the war, in Kiev

    September 14th, 2023
    In the middle of the war, two nurses from NBH traveled from Chernovtsy to Kiev with Ivanka. We thank the courageous nurses for making this trip to Kiev.

    Ivanka was well examined.


  2. Maxim was treated in Kiev

    August 17, 2023
    After treatment and rehabilitation in Kiev Maxim is doing better. He was never sick in the summer and now the doctors hope that it will continue like this, even in the winter. We may have to buy something additional in the fall to strengthen Maxim’s immune system.


  3. News from Ukraine

    NBH, Nikolaiev Baby House
    NBH was evacuated to Chernovtsy in 2022, as was reportet.
    The hope was great that the children of Chernovtsy would soon be allowed to return to Nikolaiev.


  4. Report, first year of war in Ukraine

    Vika, Ukrainian member of the board, presented this report at the general assembly meeting on March 31, 2023:

    24.02.2022 has divided the life of every Ukrainian on before and after. We will never forget those terrible nights, full of worries, fears and the feeling that everything that happened was not true after all. In an instant, the lives of millions were changed and destroyed. Thousands were killed or injured, tens of thousands lost everything, hundreds of thousands had to flee. Every story told at that time was a tragedy.


  5. Minutes of the General Assembly

    The general assembly took place on 31.3.2023 at the Restaurant Fritz & Frieda in Thun (BE/Switzerland).

    The annual report can be read here (German) or here (French).


  6. Viktoriya has cerebral palsy and needs therapy

    Viktoriya was born in 2016. Here mother was very young at the time. At the age of almost 3 Viktoriya came to NBH for a 6 months treatment. After that time, her mother refused to take Viktoriya back. The court which very quickly deprived Viktoriya‘s mother her parental right, so the girl has got her status of the orphan.


  7. Robert passed away

    Update 17.1.2023
    Sad news: we learned today that Robert passed away unexpectedly two weeks after his discharge from the hospital in Kiev. He was treated in the hospital in Nikolaiev, where he eventuelly suffered from a cardiac arrest.
    We had tried everything to help Robert, but he had too many problems. In the end, maybe it is better for Robert this way. The director Nataliya Grigorenko is very grateful for the help that Friends of Svieta had provided for Robert.


  8. ZuBS moved to a save location (update)

    Update 2.1.2023
    We found out that everything is fine in Skadovsk. The young people are nourished much better, get all possible hygienic means. They live in the sanatorium and there is enough nursing staff. They also have heating, electricity and water. So, in short, in Skadovsk it is better than it was in Zurupinsk.
    We no longer have direct contact with the senatorium in Skadovsk. But we were able to find out through Olga, who has friends in Zurupinsk from the past, how the disabled young people are doing. It is exciting and almost unbelievable to hear that the children in Skandovska are doing well and better than before.


  9. Happy New Year !!!!

    We heartily thank our donators and friends for their continuous support in 2022 and hope it will continue in 2023!
    2022 was a difficult year for Ukraine, for the orphans and for the Friends of Svieta. Thank you for continuing to support the orphans in war-torn Ukraine.
    Take it easy and relax during holidays in order to start 2023 full of spirit and energy.


  10. Newsletter

    We regularly inform our members on the way in which their donations are used by publishing of a short “Newsletter”.