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HOVERLA 2011: A Video of the ascent to the highest peak of Ukraine!

16 children from Zaporozhye and the region, among whom were kids from orphanages, conquer the highest peak of Ukraine – Hoverla (2061 m) and stage a theatrical performance in the spirit of Zapozizhzhya Cossacks
Author: happychild.org.ua, translated by Yuliya Grytsenko, happychild.org.ua Published: October 24, 2011, 19:40 3345

16 children from Zaporozhye and the region, among whom were kids from orphanages, conquered the highest peak of Ukraine – Hoverla (2061 m) and staged a theatrical performance in the spirit of Zapozizhzhya Cossacks, so the whole country would hear an appeal of their one little friend…..

See the video of this ascent accompanied by a magnificent performance of the song “I Will Travel to the Far Mountains…” by Kvitko Tsisik.

Click on this link to read a letter of appeal from a child in Kalinovka.

We ask for a HUGE FAVOR: if you liked the campaign prepared by these kids and enjoyed the video, please post this video and a link to a letter of the appeal on your website or blog. This is your chance to be a part of a miracle!

“Hoverla 2011” campaign was organized by Zaporozhye “Happy Child" Charity 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 $182 355 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

123 sick children: $98 774 
Medical equipment: $7 450
To disabled orphans: $22 116
To eco-village for orphans: $11 441
To orphans and poor families: $4 018
To adults ("Helpus" charity): $8 342
Administration and fundraising: $19 329
Total sum of expenses: $178 046 

$4 750 268 donated since 2007

They need help:

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

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

Arthur Kerimov, born in 2011 - symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy

Arthur Kerimov, born in 2011 - symptomatic myoclonic epilepsy

Kirill Karpachev (born 28 June 2000) and Timofei Karpachev (born 22 November 2011) – Cystic fibrosis, mixed form

Kirill Karpachev (born 28 June 2000) and Timofei Karpachev (born 22 November 2011) – Cystic fibrosis, mixed form

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

Alisa Onufriyeva, born in 2007 - cystic fibrosis

Mark Bondarev, 5 years old - Cystic fibrosis

Mark Bondarev, 5 years old - Cystic fibrosis


A Child Needs a Family: Kristina K., born in 2005

A Child Needs a Family: Kristina K., born in 2005

Clarification about orphanages (internat's) system and number of orphans in Ukraine

Clarification about orphanages (internat's) system and number of orphans in Ukraine

Orphans who have found a family

Orphans who have found a family