Les Amis de Svieta

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  1. Autism – ABA – therapy

    The number of children at NBH, who are diagnosed with early autism, has been growing recently. Currently there are twelve children at NBH diagnosed with autism.

    It is very difficult to work with these children, because they have problems with communication and social interaction. They do not accept any group training or lesson. Many rehabilitation therapies which help children with other neurological disorders simply do not work for children with ASD (autism spectrum disorders).
    Still, there is one method called ABA-therapy, which is recognized to be rather effective for autism treatment. ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. It is a scientifically validated approach to understand their behavior (actions and skills) and how it is affected by the environment. “Environment” includes any influence, physical or social, that might change their behavior.
    For this ABA-therapy a special room must be prepared, which has different social zones, where a child will act. His or her behavior will be analyzed by a specialist/teacher. The social zone (surroundings) can be changed quickly, to get the child to act differently.
    In fact, ABA-therapy proved also to be effective in working with Down syndrome children, as well as children with any other neurological or mental disorders.

    To be able to work with children using this method NBH needs a new rehabilitation room. We are planning to rebuild one more “old veranda” for this. Basing on our previous experiences we estimate the project to cost 6,000 USD (5.000 €).

    We kindly ask for your donations to help us to rebuild an old veranda into the room of ABA-therapy.

    Please visit this page to find out how you can donate!
    Or just click on the “PayPal Donate” logo on the right column.

    Thank you so much in advance!

  2. Update: “I will manage everything if my mum is nearby”

    Updated news 21.07.2017 regarding new equipment here!

    A year and a half ago we launched this exiting new project at NBH. Now we can report that the new “mother & baby department” is finished. The rooms look incredibly beautiful; everything is so new and smells so nicely. We all are very happy. It is impossible to express with words how grateful all the staff at NBH are. Without help and support from Les Amis de Svieta NBH would never be what it is now. We all have achieved absolutely new level of establishment, which long ago left the measures of baby house and has become one of the best rehabilitation centers of Ukraine, which helps and works with different categories of disabled children. Thank you so much! more

  3. Update on Olga’s health

    Updated news 19.07.2017 regarding German drugs for Olga!

    Back in August of 2015 Olga Ivanovna was diagnosed with cancer.
    In May of 2017 Olga IVanovna went to Kiev for a check-up.


  4. New Swiss-Ukraine humanitarian help Association

    A new Swiss association helping Ukraine is born ! The “Association d’Entraide Humanitaire (AEH), Aidez Valérie” has recently been created in Wallis. more

  5. Yaroslav and Sofia went to Kiev

    Updated news 15.07.2017 regarding Yaroslav and Sofia here!

    Viktoria Dobrzynska, a nurse, Yaroslav and Sofia have traveled by train to Kiev. more

  6. New website launched today!

    We are happy to announce that we launched the new website for Les Amis de Svieta today!
    New articles will include a pictures gallery, if there are too many pictures.
    The biggest new feature is the responsive web design, which means that it works equally well on cell phones, tables and desktop computers.
    Check it out. Scroll through the pictures. Enjoy!

    , if you have questions or miss anything.

    Special thanks to Jim Rudolf of Barcelona, Spain for his awesome work in bringing this website to life!
    Muchas gracias.

  7. Yaroslav’s last trip to Kiev

    Updated news 12.7.2017 regarding “Yaroslav” goes back to Kiev hospital here!
    Updated news 25.4.2017 regarding “Yaroslav” after second operation in Kiev hospital here!
    Updated news 25.11.2016 regarding “Yaroslav” after an other consultation in Kiev hospital here!

    Yaroslav was operated in May 2016 but already in August NBH’s doctors could notice that the child was not feeling well. Besides that the boy had not gained weight which could be the sign that the OP did not help.
    So in the end of October we decided not to wait any longer and took Yaroslav for consultation at KCC.
    The child was not in his best mood and did not want to take his hat off. more

  8. Little Sofia

    12.07.2017: Updated news regarding “little Sofia” here!

    Little Sofia was born with two serious diagnoses: congenital heart disease and cleft palate. more

  9. Urgent assistance for medicaments for NBH

    Updated news regarding “medicaments for NBH” project here!

    The Ukrainian government pays 0.08 euros for medications per child per day. For 200 children, the budget per month is 500 euros, which is not nearly enough. Medications have become 5x more expensive since the crisis began 3 years ago, yet budget remained the same!


  10. Vika in Nuremberg

    Last weekend Tom Rudolf and Verena Bodmer visited Vika in Nuremberg. We can confirm that Vika is doing fine after 2 breast cancer operations and 30 radiation treatments.