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Klubok Tourist Club Show Ukraine to 669 Children in One Year

A Tourist Club for Children, Klubok, has been working in Zaporozhzhye under the aegis of the Happy Child Charitable Foundation for several years already. On April 10, the founders of the Club, Anton Bondarenko and Albert Pavlov, met with mass media
Author: Vitalina Bystritskaya, translated by Anna Oliynykipnews.in.ua Published: April 22, 2014, 12:30 2496

A Tourist Club for Children, Klubok, has been working in Zaporozhzhye under the aegis of the Happy Child Charitable Foundation for several years already. On April 10, the founders of the Club, Anton Bondarenko and Albert Pavlov, met with mass media

- Our main goal and mission is organizing trips for children. Last year we organized 31 tourist events involving 669 children, told director of the Happy Child CF Albert Pavlov. – Our Foundation owns the necessary equipment: backpacks, tents, and sleeping bags, that is why we were able to conquer Hoverla. But it would be good if we could purchase some more equipment.

These days children from Zaporozhzhye orphanages came back from a trip to various places of our country. The Klubok travelers were able to see the invaded Crimea and Western Ukraine. The founders of the Club demonstrated the video from their last trip.

The Klubok Tourist Club is supported with the donations of common people. In 2013, the following events were organized:

11 tours to the Crimea and the Carpathian mountains for 223 children;

3 tent camps for 63 children;

9 weekend trips to Kyiv and other cities for 173 children;

4 visits to circus for 149 children;

4 tours for 62 children.

- We plan our events in advance, but due to the recent developments in our country sometimes we have to postpone the trips. At the end of March, we took the risk to go to the Carpathian mountains. We went to Bukovel. For most children it was their first skiing tour. For many of them it was their dream coming true, told Anton Bondarenko. Last Saturday we went to Crimea. We crossed the border, visited Sevastopol, where our tour guide gave us a wonderful tour. In future, we are planning a hiking tour with the children from Prishib village. Such tours make children healthier and happier.

Besides, Albert Pavlov brought the attention of mass media to the key issues in the development of children’s recreation activities:

- Children’s recreation is usually perceived as the improvement of children’s health in children’s camps, and such trips as we organize are not funded by state, though children are greatly interested in them. The sanitation requirements concerning children’s tourism are too high: you almost have to have a water closet in the tent. It would be great if the state organized some kind of calls for proposals for such organizations as ours. So I have to ask for support. We need even simplest foods for hiking tours or tourist equipment.

Most often, the participants of our programs are children from host families and dysfunctional families and also from orphanages, but we sometimes also accept children from ordinary families. For orphans our trips are free of change, children from large families pay some token amount, e.g. their trip to Kyiv cost them UAH 50 (approximately 5 US dollars).

Everyone can make a donation to support the tourist program for orphans and children from low-income 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 $264 326 in 2020

Our expenses in 2020

161 sick children: $162 184 
Medical equipment: $10 907
To disabled orphans: $27 910
To eco-village for orphans: $14 714
To orphans and poor families: $5 932
To adults ("Helpus" charity): $8 471
Administration and fundraising: $28 338
Total sum of expenses: $267 953 

$4 831 650 donated since 2007

They need help:

Pelageya Nesterenko, 2 y.o. – Cystic Fibrosis, Severe Condition

Pelageya Nesterenko, 2 y.o. – Cystic Fibrosis, Severe Condition

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis

Yegor Bespalyi, born in 2017 - Severe cystic fibrosis

Evgeny Sechin, born 2002 - Acute myeloid leukemia

Evgeny Sechin, born 2002 - Acute myeloid leukemia

Olga Pavlenko, born in 2002, high degree cystic fibrosis

Olga Pavlenko, born in 2002, high degree cystic fibrosis

Violetta Kim, born 2015 - Sensorineural hearing loss 3-4 stage

Violetta Kim, born 2015 - Sensorineural hearing loss 3-4 stage


Information for non-Ukrainians wishing to help or adopt an orphan from Ukraine

Information for non-Ukrainians wishing to help or adopt an orphan from Ukraine

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A Child Needs A Family: Vadim V., born in 2005

A Child Needs a Family: Karina S., born in 2003

A Child Needs a Family: Karina S., born in 2003