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.
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.
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
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.