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From Cave Town to the Laspi Bay

17 children from large and foster families went hiking to the Western Crimea from 29 June to 2 July 2011
Author: Аlbert Pavlov, translated by Anna Oliynyk, www.deti.zp.ua Published: August 22, 2011, 16:45 4366

The hiking summer 2011 is in full swing, so more and more children from large, low-income and foster families take part in the trips and tours, organized by “The Happy Child” Charity Foundation.

17 more children and foster parents of two families from the Volnyansk district had a chance to discover the beauties of the Western Crimea from 29 June to 2 July. The group went hiking (and took a small bus ride) along a traditional but very interesting route: Fifth Valley – Eksi-Kermen Cave Town – Ternovka – Chernorechensky Canyon – Laspi Bay.

Though before the tourists left for their trip the weather was not very nice, they got caught by the rain only once, and it was not so strong. The hiking tour lasted for 4 days only, but it brought more impressions than several weeks of routine life at home.

We hope that your support will help us carry out many more such trips this year (in August – October 2011). It is really easy to give a child the joy of going through a real adventure, spending time with friends next to a camp fire and getting closer to nature! Participation of one such child costs 150 - 250 hryvnyas (18-31 US dollars) for a 5-day trip.

Ways to make donations to organize hiking trips and tours for children from large, low-income and foster families


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 $182 355 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

123 sick children: $98 774 
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