The project “Development of volunteerism in communities” was created in order to activate local youth in parishes around solving problems of socialization and education for orphans and homeless children.
During the year of 2016 we have received over 200 initiatives from different voluntary youth organizations from all over the Ukraine, whose aim was to improve life for children and youth in difficult life circumstances. 71 projects in 14 regions of Ukraine were supported within the contest of mini-grants. Our goal is to involve and support more and more active youth in parishes, who want to help orphans, “street children” and children in difficult life circumstances by involving them into different types of activities. Such work for the benefit of children also leads to positive changes in every village or town.
We are sincerely glad that a lot of part-time initiatives become sustainable. It shows great desire and interest for volunteers to help orphans and “street children” to change their lives and adapt to the life in society. Such initiatives activate and unite youth together around the process of solving actual problems, at the same time involve children in need and youth into parish life and help them to change their way of thinking, form a sense of responsibility before God and men.
Map of projects, that were approved in 2016
Those are a few projects, that were approved by LEF 2016 council :
Organizing a volleyball field and a sport section; opening the gym, founding two parish catechetical schools, creating a playground in catechetical school, renewal ща catechetical library, creating a consulting center at university.
In general, projects were related to leisure and education for orphans.
All of those projects is our common victory and a proof, that voluntary movements in Ukraine is the driving force of changes in our society. We are glad that we brought ideas into life and made our contribution in improvement children’s lives and lives of youth in difficult life circumstances. If you are young, enterprising and ready to act – you are more than welcome to cooperate.
Project coordinator : Mar’yana Kashchak
+38(068) 706 17 09
Project assistant : Stanislav Klosovskyy
+38 (093) 486 74 06