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Social Orphanhood Prevention Technologies


Implementation years: 2013-2015

Social orphanhood is one of the most lamentable phenomena in life of today’s society. To make sure that as few children as possible become orphans with living parents, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation launched Social Orphanhood Prevention Technologies project. The project’s mission was to uphold and strengthen the status of socially healthy family, for it’s much better to fight the causes of orphanhood, not its consequences.

Under this project, the Foundation taught modern methodologies of working with families to social workers in the Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv Oblasts of Ukraine, thus helping reduce the number of revocations of parental rights. The Foundation provided medical, psychological and legal assistance to young mothers who found themselves in difficult life circumstances. A social apartment was opened in May 2013 in Kyiv for this category of women, thanks to which, nine little children continued to live in the family with their moms.