During Vika’s trip to Chernovtsy she collected a few pictures and assessed the situation for the orphans in their temporary location in Chernovtsy.
We have created a new menu item which we call NBH2.
In this section you can read all about the building, the working conditions and the current wish list.
We are looking forward to your donation to be able to finance a rented house for the staff to relax and sleep away from the building with the orphans.
Thanks in advance.
Update October 3rd 2022
Elena was operated in Kiev in Oktober 2021.
In August 2022 she was still doing well but suddenly Elena’s health deteriorated.
We organized a trip to Kiev on September 28th.
Elena was checked at Kiev‘s Cardio Center. The doctors were very happy with Elena and with the results of the operation. The light ailments the child had in the last time were most likely connected with the season change.
Updated news 27.8.2022
Vika went back with this bus and arrived today at 05:00 tired but well in Germany.
The journey was adventurous and led via Romania, Slovakia, Austria to Germany. The bus was loaded with cargo and passengers. At the border from Ukraine to Romania they lost 8 hours because something was wrong with the papers of the cargo.
There is a lot of news to report. We will collect, process and publish the data.
In summary, we can say that it is much better and more positive for the children than we had assumed.
We hear new reports from Ukraine almost every day in the news. Here we report from the orphanages “NBH” and “ZuBS” and from personal friends in Ukraine.
We did not want to publish a war picture, so this round table with the Ukrainian president surrounded by European government representatives is a symbol of the current situation in Ukraine.
NBH children: they are still in Chernovtsy. Everyday Nataliya Grigorenko (director and chief doctor) is asking for permission to go back to Nikolaiev but the government does not allow to bring the children back yet. Meanwhile they are getting used to their new place, though the condition they are living in can’t be compared to how it was in Nikolaiev.
The steering committee has decided to support the two orphanages NBH and ZuBS regardless of the war and regardless of the further course of the war, as long as this is possible.
Svieta Inc, the American branch of Friends of Svieta is also unreservedly ready to continue supporting the two orphanages and their residents.
At today’s board meeting we were pleased to welcome Verena Bodmer, who is standing for election as a member of the steering committee (SC).
Verena has been a member of the Friends of Svieta since the founding of the association last June and would now like to be even closer to the action on the SC.