Recent Posts

  1. Support of the orphanages during the war

    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.


  2. Verena Bodmer new member of the steering committee

    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.


  3. NBH has been evacuated

    The worst thing we were all afraid of has happened. NBH has been evacuated. It all happened very quickly. In the evening the chief doctor was told next morning they must be ready for evacuation.


  4. Ukraine: call for donations

    Update March 27th 2022

    Zurupinsk boarding schoold is still intakt. It is impossible to evacuate ZuBS because they have too many severe disabled children who can only be transported by ambulances. Luckily it is quite in the city. The orphanage is situated right near the main high way to Crimea they see a lot of Russian military traffic.

    It is quite in the city and it seems normal life is coming back but people are told all the time that it can get worst any time soon.


  5. New projects for 2022 !!!

    There are three big projects which we would like to realize in 2022:
    – 2 projects at NHB
    – 1 project at ZuBS

    We need your help. Please consider to donate or sponsor one of those 3 projects. Thank you very much in advance!


  6. Vika visits Switzerland

    Vika visited Switzerland for the holidays. We were able to discuss the situation in Ukraine, the ‘war’ on the eastern front with Russia, and the new Director at NBH amongst other things.


  7. ZuBS: Boarding School Zurupinsk

    Friends of Svieta also cooperates with Zurupinsk boarding school. Here, too, there are big changes. Since 2021, severely disabled children no longer have to leave the boarding school at the age of 18-24. From now on, if they want, they can stay in their “home” until the age of 35. more

  8. NBH: Director Nataliya Grigorenko

    At the beginning of December Nataliya Grigorenko was appointed as new director at NBH. She has already started her work.
    We are looking forward to working with Nataliya Grigorenko in the coming years.


  9. #GivingTuesdayCH

    Friends of Svieta is participating for the first time at the worldwide Giving Tuesday on November 30, 2021. On this Tuesday, people worldwide will be mobilized for generosity and social commitment. Join us so that #GivingTuesdayCH also becomes a huge event in Switzerland!


  10. Corona situation in ukrainian hospitals

    After the “summer break”, Corona has again since the beginning of autumn become a hot topic in Ukraine. Since the vaccination campaign in the country has completely failed, the government is trying to exert pressure. But the majority of the people do not want to be vaccinated. People give different reasons: they don’t trust the Chinese and Indian vaccines and when suddenly European vaccines appear on the market, they suspect that they are fake or not as good as in the EU.