Recent Posts

  1. Next project in Nikolaiev

    May 30th, 2024
    The new project has started.

    “Labor shortages have become one of the main problems for businesses experiencing hiring difficulties, and the search for work is taking more and more effort from managers,” Bloomberg reports.

    Because of the new law we were not sure any more we would have enough employees, that‘s why we had to wait a bit. Now the construction firm has enough workers who can do the job because they have finished another project.
    The first payment has been transferred to Ukraine successfully.
    Already this week we will start with buying materials and do preparatory works.

    Thanks you so much for your help. Your donations are appreciated and needed!


  2. Trip to Nikolaiev in March 2024

    Vika traveled on March 22nd to Nikolaiev. It was her first trip home after almost 2,5 years. As there are no flights to Ukraine directly, Vika had to travel through Moldova (Chisinau). Then she had to take a bus from Chisenau through Odessa to Nikolaiev. The buses are departing almost every hour, that’s why you never have to wait too long.


  3. General Assembly May 18th 2024

    The general assembly took place on May 18th, 2024 at Urig Stube in Steffisburg (BE/Switzerland).

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

    For health reasons Vika was present via Zoom at the General Assembly.

    The minutes can be read here (German).

    Become a member of the Friends of Svieta Association and take part in the next general assembly.

    Click here for the registration form.


  4. Board meeting

    On January 7, the Friends of Svieta Board of Directors met with our colleagues from Svieta USA via Zoom meeting.


  5. We wish you a peaceful new year!!!!

    We heartily thank our donators and friends for their continuous support in 2023 and hope it will continue in 2024!
    2023 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 2024 full of spirit and energy.


  6. Report by Nataliya Grigorenko

    This Report was written by the Director of NBH, Nataliya Grigorenko:

    I heartily thank you for all your help during the last 23 years supporting „Nikolaiev´s Baby House“ (NBH).

    Thanks to the financial support in 2023 two children were sent to Kiev for consultation and treatment.

    Maxim, was in Kiev´s children´s hospital „OXMADIT“ from 06.03.2023 till 22.03.2023.

    Ivanka, from 11.09.23 till 19.09.23 was at Kiev´s children´s cardio center for examination. On 9.10.23 the girl was operated on (the first step of operational treatment to improve her complicated heart disease). Unfortunately the girl could not recover, on the 27.10.23 the heart stopped, doctors could not help any more and the child died.

    Due to our donation expensive medicines for Yuriy were bought. more

  7. Ivanka passed away suddenly

    October 29th, 2023
    With great sadness we have to inform today that Ivanka passed away last night after initial recovery after surgery. The doctors were unable to do anything.


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

    October 12th, 2023
    Finally we have news. Ivanka was operated yesterday. She survived the operation. The best heart surgeon in the all of Ukraine operated on her personally (chief physician of the whole heart surgery clinic in Kiev). The doctors did everything possible. Now the girl has to fight for life. She is in the intensive care unit and cannot be visited, therefore no photos yet.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.