The June Report on the Works Done in Orphanages for Children and Adults with Special Needs
Training for medical staff and self-made playground were the highlights of June
Last month, 15 Resource Optimum nutrition packs were purchased for the orphanage in Velykyi Luh for UAH 3,000 (126 US dollars) and 30 packs for over UAH 6,000 (252 US dollars) – for Kirovsky orphanage. Besides, 150 feeding tubes costing UAH 1,000 (42 US dollars) were procured for the Kirovsky orphanage. UAH 1,000 (42 US dollars) were allocated to procure gasoline for transporting patients from Kalinovka to hospitals. Also, the doctor and the rehabilitation specialist whose fees we cover continue their work. By the way, our doctor has already lasted for a year in those difficult working conditions and we truly hope that the Chernihivka district hospital will stop doing their best to prevent him from continuing his work for a second year…
Last month, we also spent UAH 4,000 (168 US dollars) to purchase creative art and construction materials to Kalinovka for educators to make a street playground together with children.
In June we received a package with toys from our regular sponsor Maya, and these toys found their home in the Kirovsky orphanage and in Kalinovka. Miroslava from Volyn oblast also sent us another big package of art materials.
The psychologist of our Foundation, Daria, held training on how to behave in conflict situations for Kalinovka medical staff on 18 June. This training showed that orphanage staff need regular contact with a psychologist to achieve at least slightest changes in the attitude of staff to themselves and to the people they work with, i.e. their colleagues, patients, children under their care, etc.
The Artkalinovka website continues its work, and if you decide to buy something, Kalinovka residents will be more than happy that you appreciate their efforts and abilities. Every day, they create new masterpieces with the help of their educators. Thus, last month the educator Sofia Sh. made play dough houses and mushrooms. Children made flowers using plastic bottles with Lilya, who also makes appliances for the playground using expanding foam, and then children cover those things with alabaster and paint. Olya made sandcastles with children.
Needs of the Kalinovka orphanage as of 7 July 2015
1. developmental toys (construction set, logical games)
2. musical instruments
3. training equipment
6. water filter
7. computers for adults
8. stained glass film
9. record player
10. silicone mat 3 x 4
11. musical toys
12. big puzzles
14. color books
15. laundry box
16. remote control for LG air conditioner
17. silicone forms for polymer clay magnets
18. soil for planting flowers
19. watering can
20. enamel paper for pictures and frames 10x15
21. breath freshener
22. speakers for computer
23. bagging and bagging rope
24. zigzag scissors for fabric
25. white and beige canvas 1 m
26. AA batteries, big and very big round batteries
27. materials to make soap
28. black fabric 3m, white fabric 2m
29. toys for the sandpit
31. plastic cups - 5
32. toys (doll, toy telephone, toy dishware)
We appreciate all previous support and constant encouragement! Remember that we are the ones who can help these children and adults! Each and every dollar and minute of your attention to children and adults with special needs are priceless and as good as gold. Let’s do good!
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