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Peaceful Summer for Donbas Children – 2017: Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center launches a summer health improvement project


500 Donbas children can improve their health in the summer camps as part of the project of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center called "Peaceful Summer for Donbas Children – 2017". This was said during the briefing at Ukrainski Novyny information agency by Rimma Fil, the Coordinator of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center.

For the third year in a row the Center implements "Peaceful Summer for Donbas Children" project. This year, from July 9 till August 21, 500 Donbas children will improve their health and go through psychological recovery in three summer camps. Two of them are located on the coast of Azov and Black Seas, the third one is in the forests of Sviatohirsk.

The Humanitarian Center invites children of 8-14 years old who live in non-government-controlled areas and the "grey zone" and internally displaced kids to take part in the project to improve their health. The priority will be given to children from multi-child or one-parent families.

Parents pay for tickets to the camps on their own. The stay in summer camps is completely covered by the Humanitarian Center. 

Children will be hosted by three summer camps:

  • Soniachnyi summer camp in the forest of Sviatohirsk, Donetsk region. The shift lasts through July 9-22.
  • Dolphin camp by the sea in Skadovsk, Kherson region. The shift lasts through July 18-31.
  • Albatros camp by the sea in Strilkove, Kherson region. The shift lasts through August 8-21.

"The summer camps will have the teams of psychologists who were trained in the 'War trauma' course organized by Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center. The psychologists will arrange group classes aimed at stabilization and improvement of psychoemotional state of children, reducing their anxiety, development of communication and empathy skills The camp has a special entertainment program for children, they will be able to find new friends there. Emotional discharge is a very important factor for the children who live in constant tension. And even if they moved to peaceful territories, they still have the horror of war inside of them. Helping children to overcome this problem, to get rid of fears caused by continuing shelling, to let this go and move on is our main goal" - Rimma Fil noted.

There are two ways to file your application:

  1. Via the Humanitarian Center's website (online help).
  2. Via the Center's hotline 0-800-509-001.

What documents shall be provided by parents?

  1. a copy of child's birth certificate;
  2. a copy of one of the parent's passport with indicated registration;
  3. a copy of one of the parent's identification code;
  4. a copy of IDP certificate (for IDPs);
  5. certificate of epidemiological environment;
  6. health certificate from medical institution (079/У form);
  7. certificate/abstract of vaccination record (incl. the date of last vaccination), as follows:
  8. BCG (vaccination against tuberculosis, at least 1);
  9. DPR (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccination);
  10. Polio vaccination (inactivated polio vaccine, oral polio vaccine);
  11. MPR (Priorix) ‒ vaccination against measles, parotitis and rubella;
  12. parents' consent for psychologists to work with children;
  13. a copy of large family certificate/document proving single mother status.

You can find out about the full list of required documents and conditions for participation in the project on the official website of the Humanitarian Center or if you call our hotline 0-800-509-001.