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Zaporozhye Orphanage for Boys with Intellectual Disabilities

This establishment was founded for permanent residence of the boys with the abnormality of mental development aged from 4 to 18
Author: deti.zp.ua, www.deti.zp.ua Published: February 26, 2010, 15:00 12614

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Zaporozhye Orphanage for Boys with Intellectual Disabilities is a large, grey and imposing building. If it wasn’t for the few painted tyres and mini “play areas” scattered around the grounds you would not know that children live there.

The administrators office is the best furnished and decorated room in the whole building. For the older and more capable boys there is a table tennis table set up in the main reception area. All the rooms and corridors are clean and tidy. Although there are some areas of floors, stairs etc that are in need of repair.

There are amazing classrooms set up for children of all different learning levels. But you wonder why none of the books, paints, pens etc have been used and why all the doors to these rooms are locked.

There are many doctors that work there, including a dentist. There is even a dentist chair and equipment set up. And again you wonder why many of the boys have missing, rotting, black teeth and layers of plaque if they have a dentist a few doors down.

In the group of 20 boys who require the most care is where you will find the most neglect. Boys go for 2, 3 or 4 days wearing the same clothes, it makes you wonder how often they receive a bath. Diapers left on until they fall apart. Immobile boys left for hours lying in the same position without any interaction from a caregiver. Boys tied to beds or wheelchairs, arms tied behind their backs for hours at a time. Boys biting other boys so hard that they bleed. The boy who receives the bite does not even cry because he knows no one cares.

If the group of 20 boys are taken outside they are confined to a tiny space under a shade tent. There is only one chair outside for them. A few start eating dirt as soon as they can reach it. It is obviously that many do not see the sunlight as their skin is so pale it is almost see-through.

What all these boys need the most in life is what is lacking here - love, attention and adequate medical / physical care. While it may appear, from the outside, that this institution provides all of these things, looks can be deceiving.

Contact information:

Zaporozhye Orphan Asylum

18, Donetskaya Str.

Zaporozhye

Ukraine

Phone: 3 8 061 2869758 and 38 061 2869745, 38 061 286-96-67 (reception), 38 061 286-96-64 (on duty)

Administrator Goncharenko Lyudmila Viktorovna

You can contact employees of “Happy child” fund


Happy Child foundation - effective help to the most needy children of the Zaporozhye region, Ukraine, since 2004

More than 16 years of trust of donors and benefactors, thousands of aid transaction processed every year. Full transparency in the usage of donation
You donated $263 958 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

159 sick children: $157 717 
Medical equipment: $9 599
To disabled orphans: $29 708
To eco-village for orphans: $14 714
To orphans and poor families: $5 932
To adults ("Helpus" charity): $8 471
Administration and fundraising: $28 232
Total sum of expenses: $263 855 

$4 831 282 donated since 2007

They need help:

Olga Pavlenko, born in 2002, high degree cystic fibrosis

Olga Pavlenko, born in 2002, high degree cystic fibrosis

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis

Vladislav Bogomazov, 6 years old - Cystic fibrosis, severe course

Vladislav Bogomazov, 6 years old - Cystic fibrosis, severe course

Mark Bondarev, 5 years old - Cystic fibrosis

Mark Bondarev, 5 years old - Cystic fibrosis


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A Child Needs a Family: Vijay Ch., born in 2003

Child needs a family: Makar in born 2010

Child needs a family: Makar in born 2010

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A Child Needs a Family: Vladimir P., born in 2006