We must confess that our summer was mental but so nice! But unfortunately it came to an end and we are glad to share our news that we couldn't share as the time was extremely busy.
So let's start!
Group of Ronan Cullanan that have visited Cherven children's orphanage and Ivenets school for special needs children as well as some families with special needs children and young adults have done a fantastic job in all places! They have brought 2 specially made seats for boys Anton and Kolya — each seat worth 2 500 euro! The lads have also reviewed and repaired some of the wheelchairs in Cherven children's orphanage and those in some families, have supplied necessary dressings, catheters.
Group of Rowena Curran that have visited Gorodische and Cherven children'sorphanages from 17th to 28th July have dome mighty job as well:
The volunteers have played with the children in both places; have purchased clothes, shoes, and stationary.
organized disco and movie for the young adults from Cherven children's orphanage,
purchased linoleum and a CD player for some groups in Cherven.
Group of "Roche Pharmaceuticals" that have spent their time from 28.07 to 04.08 in Minsk have organized a week of holidays for a group of wheel-chaired children from Gorodische children's orphanage. The girls have spent a lovely week with the children providing the full sponsorship for their holidays including food, entertainment, accommodation and transport. The volunteers and the children had so much fun. They have visited the Zoo, went on a tour to see the night lights of Minsk, visited the Hill of Glory, and the National Airport Minsk 2 to see the exhibited planes. They have also taken part in a magician show and a clown show, organized parties with face paintings, lots of sweeties and bubbles and balloons.
Group of Ned Hayden have visited several orphanages from the 28.07 to 11.08: Cherven children's orphanage and Cherven adult asylum in village Yazovki and also Borisov adult asylum in village Tarasiki.
They have purchased honey for both Cherven children's and adult places, organized a disco in the local cinema for the older boys and girls and an outing to town for the girls in wheelchairs from Unit 3.
Spent a week in Tarasiki, have brought clothes for the adults and helped at arts and crafts workshop.
Group of Edel Smith was really busy from 11th to 18th of August.They have organized 3 trips to Minsk for the older boys' and girls' groups of Cherven children's orphanage, visited cinemas, amusement park, McDonald's. Have also visited families in Borisov and Cherven. Made a few trips to Ivenets special needs school, organized a magician show for the children of Ivenets, some outings to town with ice-cream and sweets.
Groups of Bernadette Queally, Laura Williams, Kathleen Lynch have spent their fantastic time in Gorodische children's orphanage in August. They have organized trips for the children to Novogrudok, visited Adam Mitskevich's museum and castle mounting there, have been to the Lake Svityaz, Mir castle, went to an exhibition of exotic butterflies in Baranovichi.
The volunteers have organized camping for the children outside the orphanage, took part in celebrating children's birthdays.
Also purchased some necessary things for the children like 50 matrasses, clothes, and shoes, stationary. Purchased yogurts and sweets for parties. Brought lots of toys and jewelry from Ireland.
Lots has been done, the summer was great! We thank all our volunteers that have made this summer for children and adults of our orphanages and asylums unforgettable!
We are looking forward to meeting you again and not only in summer but any time of the year!
With all our love and gratitude,
"Dobra tut" Fund