Healing Smiles for Children with Cancer



Volunteers will run 3-years-long art therapy program for 57 children with cancer in the Ukraine.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Due to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, a large percentage of people in Ukraine suffer from cancer. Every second child with cancer dies. Through a series of art therapy lessons, "Balloons of goodness" workshops, making Colorful childhood wall in the primary inspection room in the children department and a festival, volunteers will bring positive emotions and hope to help these children.

How will this project solve this problem?

We provide workshops and presentations for children, their families, friends, and medical workers for the healing effects of art, positive attitude, and color therapy.

Potential Long Term Impact

We will create an empowering environment for cancer patients in order to help them regain their will to live. We help them overcome cancer by encouraging happy emotions and high-self esteem through color therapy and other alternative methods.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $11,408

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $11,408 .  The original project funding goal was $11,384.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Toms Silenieks

Project Coordinator
Kiev, Ukraine

Where is this project located?

Map of Healing Smiles for Children with Cancer
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