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Vacation for Donbas children: the second shift is opened in the camp on the Coast of Azov Sea


Today, on August 15, the second shift is opened for Donbas children in Albatros recreation camp on the Coast of Azov Sea. Vacation for children was organized by Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center as part of "Peaceful Summer for Donbas Children 2016" program.

During the vacation on the sea coast children can improve their health, gain strength and escape from the realities of war. The program is aimed at children of 8-14 years old living in non-government-controlled areas, "grey zone" of Donetsk region and internally displaced children.

"This morning the camp opened its doors for the first group of children. Departure of children from non-government-controlled areas of Donetsk region is much constrained by going through checkpoints, that is why their arrival period is prolonged until August 17. Albatros camp is expecting 200 Donbas children for the second shift. The Humanitarian Center has prepared an interesting entertainment program for them, which will help to forget about the horrors of war at least for a while. Altogether Albatros and Soniachnyi summer camps can host 500 children this year as part of project implementation", – Rimma Fil, the Coordinator at Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center, said.                   

There are professional teachers and counsellors working with Donbas children in Albatros camp, and there are also two teams of psychologists being there for kids. Aside from the major entertainment program, Donbas children will be having classes and consultations with the Center's psychologists, aimed at stabilization and improvement of mental and emotional condition, reduction of anxiety and development of communication skills.

"Assistance to children has always been a major focus issue for Rinat Akhmetov, that's why the Center arranges summer vacations for "children of war" for the second year in a row. We hope that stay in the camp gives children happy and peaceful summer", – Rimma Fil emphasized.