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Dnepropetrovsk sparked many cheerful emotions in the hearts of the children!

Thanks to "Happy Child" the children from large and low-income families of the Zaporozhye and Berdyansk districts gained unforgettable impressions. On the New Year’s Eve, children went to the excursion to the city of Dnepropetrovsk
Author: Julia Akhtman, translated by Olesya Bob, blog.klubok.org.ua Published: February 2, 2012, 19:30 3425

Thanks to "Happy Child" the children from large and low-income families of the Zaporozhye and Berdyansk districts gained unforgettable impressions. On the New Year’s Eve, children went to the excursion to the city of Dnepropetrovsk. First of all the children went to the historical museum of the D. I. Yavornytsky to learn about the city as much as possible. The building is an architectural monument of the national importance, that’s why the children included it to the program of their trip with pleasure. The museum’s staff cordially welcomed little visitors. The Head of the Archaeology Department - Alexander Starik did not only guide the tour but he did everything to make the story exciting both for young and adult tourists. It should be noted that for each museum’s employee it is important not only to know the history but also to do their job creatively.

The Diorama "The Battle for the Dnieper" is not only the biggest in Ukraine but one of the biggest in the world. The detached building is the center of the memorial which is dedicated to the heroes and events of The Great Patriotic War. In the center there is a 20 meter-long and 70-meter high canvas.

The museum researcher Ludmila Ivanikova told the young tourists many interesting facts about the tremendous battle of The Great Patriotic War that helped children to reproduce the tragic picture of 1941-1945…

It was simply impossible to get tired of the old museum exhibits, its original design and by all its beauty and innovative approach! But we were running out of time. A delicious and nourishing dinner was waiting for the children in the «Puzata khata» cafe.

The Dnepropetrovsk complex "The Bridge City Center" is a "city within a city", as it includes the business center, the residential apartments and the shopping mall. The children were able to walk around this large-scale building and to visit "The Ice Bridge" the skating rink where administration allowed kids to skate for free.

At “the Bridge movie” cinema the kids got a good discount on the tickets. It gave them the opportunity to watch an interesting 4D-cartoon - "The Dangerous Express." After an exciting watching all the kids, without exception, were happy and cheerful!

The 25-meter high Christmas tree, was installed in the park named after L. A. Globa. The Christmas Tree that was decorated with the New Year's brightly lighted garlands like a winter bride attracted the attention of all children and adults. We did not miss our chance and like many other people took the pictures near the green beauty! The smell of a pine tree, bright lights and cheerful smiles of children let us feel the eve of the coming New 2012 year… Well, we wish you all good luck, health, love and success in 2012!

"The Happy Child" charity foundation expresses gratitude to:

-The director of Dnepropetrovsk Historical Museum of D. I. Yavornytsky – Nadezhda Kapustina;

- The researcher of the Scientific and Educational department of the Historical Museum of D. I. Yavornytsky – Svetlana Ivleva;

-The head of the Archaeology Department of Historical Museum of D. I. Yavornytsky – Alexander Starik;

- The researcher of the Historical Museum of D. I. Yavornytsky – Ludmilla Ivannikova;

- The director of the ice rink "The Ice Bridge" - Tatiana Golofievskaya;

- The chief executive officer of the ice rink "The Ice Bridge" – Valentyna Docenko;

- The administrator of the ice rink "The Ice Bridge" - Tatyana Klimenko;

- The director of the tourist company "Yakovlev" - Alexander Yakovlev;

We are thankful to Alla Stroganova who cares about these kids. We also want to thank a very special person who helped the children with accommodation, but wished to be incognito. Best wishes in the New Year!

If you have an opportunity to support this unique program of tours and excursions of our "Klubok" travel club for children or if you would like to become a volunteer and take part in a new adventure with the young tourists, you can get more information here.


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

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