Assistance of Recreation of the Children

Thanks to the new collaboration of Green Cross Ukraine (GCU) with new partners from the children’s holiday center «Kinderdorf Senti» in Hungary, who expressed solidarity and took the charitable initiative of rendering help for the children, who are forced migrants from Donetsk and Lugansk regions and live temporary in Zhytomyr region, coordination of Maria Vitagliano (GCCH), Dieter von Deichman and support of the local partners from Department of Family, Youth and Sport of Zhytomyr Regional State Administration, the first joint project of rehabilitation and health recreation, and improvement of psychological and emotional state of the children in the camp «Kinderdorf Senti» on the northern shore of Lake Balaton in Hungary.

From 15 July to 30 July 2015 children took part in the camp and had the opportunity to rest and recover psychologically as well as physically in ecologically clean area 10 km away from Lake Balaton in the country Gyulakeszi in Hungary.

The camp was opened by representatives from receiving part in Hungary and Yuriy Sapiga (GCU) together with team of pedagogues from Ukraine.

Picturesque rural nature, located among extinct volcanos and forest with various animals, clean mountain air, beautiful landscapes, good-organized program by camp organizers contribute to the recreation and rest of the children.

Sojourn of the children in the camp were interesting and eventful owing to the educational and entertaining and cultural program, which was developed by Maria Vitaglino (GCCH), Markus Hasler and Dieter von Deichman previously before arrival of the children in the camp.

Work and training on promotion of ecological education and awareness were systematically conducted with children. Daily for children touristic hiking trips in the mountains, forest and nature museum, boat trip, horse riding were organized, children had the opportunity to swim and rest on Lake Balaton, informative exactions to the nearest cities of Tapolca and Keszthely and every evening sport and entertainment activities were conducted.

It was difficult for children to leave the camp, where friendly atmosphere maintained, picturesque scenery delight the eyes, where it was interesting and merrily, where children got a lot of positive emotions and impressions, where they extended their ecological knowledge, recreated their health and found many new friends.

Thanks to coordination of Dmitriy Sapiga and joint work of pedagogues from Ukraine and organizers, the camp was successful and interesting for children.

Parents and children, who were participants in summer therapy camp express sincere gratitude to the partners and sponsors of the project, namely Maria Vitagliano (GCCH) for coordination, which is invaluable and it was very important before the start of camp, Gabriela Hasler Senti and Markus Hasler, for providing a basis for recreation of the children, financial support for the project, the organization of all events, excursions and cultural program, solidarity and for all assistance for children-migrants from Donetsk and Lugansk regions, and also family – Oksana Sapiga and Yuriy Sapiga for organization and support of the project. Parents and children are also grateful to the entire GCU Team, who made strain efforts for making recreation of the children successful.

Green Cross Ukraine (GCU) expresses appreciation to the Leading Consul of the Consular Section of the Embassy of Hungary of Ukraine, Janos Kollar, as well as the entire staff of the Consular Department, for their support and the provision of free visas for the whole group, partners from the Department of Family, Youth and Sports of Zhytomyr Region State Administration for cooperation, as well as teachers, medical staff, translators and all those who made efforts in the realization of the project in Hungary.

We are confident that such projects primarily contribute to improving the health of children, their cultural development, as well as strengthening and development of partnerships for creation such joint projects in the future.


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