Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK)       Activities in 2006


During 2006 we

  • brought 22 groups of children for recuperative holidays, many of them being either teenagers or very young children in remission from cancer.
  • provided sanatorium holidays for 130 children and 60 young adults with disabilities and sent over 40 volunteers to work with them
  • delivered four convoys of humanitarian aid, totalling 19 trucks and a minibus given to the Hospice in Minsk
  • continued to deliver training in fostering and other child care and development issues in Gomel. Now planning joint initiative with Italian charity in a Leaving Care project
  • brought hospice doctors, adoption officials, senior staff from special schools and a psychiatrist from Belarus to UK on educational visits
  • established new palliative care team in Gomel who supported 12 families at home. Team has now been expanded and expect to support 15 to 20 families this year
  • funded extra staff at Zhuravichi orphanage to give children in cots and teenagers and young adults with profound disabilities extra care and attention
  • continued the funding of teaching staff for young adults at Vikov Home for People with Mental Disabilities
  • continued to fund and support our home for young disabled adults at Klimovka; our home for children with disabilities in Rogachev; the Mayflower Respite Care Centre in Gomel and the class of  young children in wheelchairs which we helped to establish at Special School No 5.

Linda Walker