Friday December 5th
Mission completed 🙂
Pascal has been driving from Nikolaiev to Odessa airport from where he is now flying via Prag to Zurich.
Thursday December 4th
Weather today is better, no rain and no fog.
After visiting the Baby House of Kremenchuk, Pascal and Vika are heading back to Nikolaiev, from where Pascal will be flying home to Switzerland tomorrow afternoon.
Wednesday December 3rd
Today it was still overcast, but less fog.
First, Pascal and Vika visited potential suppliers for Vika’s shop in Nikolaiev. Then they were heading for Kremenchuk. Today, as a bonus, it was also raining 🙁
Updated news here!
Last year, we carried out a project to supply well water to the specialized orphanage of Zeleniy Gay (Kharkov region). We made a control visit last April and can state that everything functions in the best way and thanks to this project, the orphanage could save half of operating expenses for fresh water supply.
This brought orphanage director another idea: consider a similar operation for its two ancient gas-burners (one of which doesn’t even run anymore).
Sunday April 29th
Flight back via Budapest to Zurich, with a mess in Budapest… 🙄
Friday April 27th
The road back to Nikolaiev was full of police controls. Vika always gets along well with police. Other than many kilometers there isn’t much news to report today 🙂 . Ah yes, spring finally seems to arrive to Ukraine!
Thursday April 26th
Today, we visited in the name of OBS school internat (boarding school) at Zeleniy Gay and on behalf of LAdS France we visited specialized orphanage ZGO. We decided to finance a new heating system as continuation of the water project.
Little Vika is recovering well three days after her difficult operation. more
The well water drilling project in Zeleniy Gay has evolved into a drinking water supply project and is finished now. At the time of our visit last October, the building protecting the intermediate storage tank was in the course of completion.
Sunday, October 15th
Flight back via Munich, where I will stay a week for business. 🙄
Saturday, October 14th
We succeeded in finishing the purchase of the Montessori material at the market of Nikolaiev, not without difficulty. The remainder of the day was devoted to the assessment of the voyage and to the accounting.
Friday, October 13th
We spent the day trying to resolve the many last open points and to return to the Baby House of Nikolaiev. Great news: director Olga Ivanovna is invited to a series of seminars on health in Germany and Switzerland! Partly thanks to our assistance, she will leave tomorrow for a long trip by bus which will take her among other places also to Zurich, Bern and Geneva!
The drilling project to reach well water at Zeleniy Gay specialized orphanage is now finished.
Unfortunately, they have now found out that water pressure from the drill/pump is not sufficient to ensure water supply for all floors in all buildings. You can see some images of it here!
We are thus initiating a second phase to this project and are now evaluating different solutions to alleviate this problem.
At the end of 2003, Kharkov local Health Department decided to group in one single location all HIV positive orphans which were dispersed in different clinics all across the district. They choose the site of “Zeleniy
Gay” specialized orphanage (25 km away from Kharkov city) where an old house (separated from the other buildings) was available.