Sep 6, 2021

From vacation - to learning

September the 1 has passed, which is the international day of Knowledge and Learning, we all learn to live under new circumstances of COVID-19 pandemic. At the moment Dzherelo Centre is fully operational, all branches are welcoming children every day, we even are trying to expand and open new branches throughout the city. To prevent spread of the virus, our staff is getting ready to be vaccinated and obliges all necessary precautions.

From the bottom of our hearts, on behalf of parents, children and staff of Dzherelo Centre, we want to thank you for the kind support of children with disabilities. The summer was busy, Dzherelo was under construction works, we’ve made major overhauls of the facility, including new ventilation system, grounding, overhaul of the roof, hydro isolation of the foundation. This will support the facility during the harsh winter months and will reduce the utility expenses.

Children of Dzherelo are not threatened of cold winds and heavy rains of the incoming Autumn and are bracing themselves to face their everyday programs in Dzherelo in a good mood. All of them came back from their vacations in August, they were happy to spend more time with their parents for one month, but now they jovially return to their day programs in Dzherelo. We are accepting some new children, they now have a chance to make new friends and to communicate with each other. We all are happy to overcome the difficulties of COVID-19 in 2020, now we adapted and are ready to face new challenges.

Apr 29, 2021

Other ways to help children!

Sophia is learning to use computer
Sophia is learning to use computer

The children, youth, parents and staff of the Dzherelo Children's Rehabilitation Centre in Lviv, Ukraine send you their warmest greetings, and thank you for your support in making big dreams come true. 

Lately the pandemic changed our usual lives. Lviv region has been one of the top five regions in Ukraine by the numbers of new daily coronavirus cases since the start of spring. New patients come into our city hospitals every day. The coronavirus situation affects the daily activities of our Centre as well. In this uneasy situation we understand that hydrotherapy and exercises that involve common usage of water increases risk of coronavirus infection for our children.

Due to quarantine restrictions we are focusing mostly on one to one sessions with all the safety precautions instead of hydrotherapy. And children continue to receive physical and occupation therapy, aimed at 

  1. Gait training (walking)
  2. Improving postural control
  3. Stretching and strengthening activities and exercises to increase a child’s range and quality of movement
  4. Physical therapy helps to develop endurance for children who need it
  5. Establishing or reshaping movement patterns to follow normal development

In 2021, our main goal is to continue supporting Dzherelo's children and youth with special needs and their families who found themselves vulnerable and needed our support. Please share the opportunity to help children with disability in Ukraine with your friends.

Thank you again.
We are looking forward to celebraiting a joyfull Easter here and sending you our best wishes and Happy Holidays!

Bohdan is following therapist's lead
Bohdan is following therapist's lead
Danyil is working on his counting skills
Danyil is working on his counting skills
Dec 31, 2020

Thank you for being with us in 2020!

Online activities
Online activities

On behalf of the children, parents and staff of Dzherelo Children Rehabilitation Centre in Lviv, Ukraine we express our gratitude for your support of children with disabilities.

This year we are once again deeply grateful to our donors and friends for your understanding and kind support for children and youth who continue receiving important rehabilitation services at Dzherelo and participate in its developmental programs despite all the hardships of 2020. During the lockdown due to pandemic our main goal was to continue supporting Dzherelo`s children and youth with special needs and their families.

It was not the best year for hydrotherapy but substitute programs were launched.

+ Our Centre's psychologists launched a series of Webinars for parents on various topics related to
the handling of a wide range of crises;
+ Centre’s specialists (physical rehabilitation, speech therapy, occupational therapy)  prerecorded an online classes which now can be used not only be Dzherelo’s clients but also by other families who need it;
+ Team members are taking online courses to upgrade their own professional skills, including those
related to distance learning.

All this in addition to usual day to day work for more than 250 children and youth with multiple disabiliteis.

To ensure worker health and safety, most of the Dzherelo team worked from home for the duration of the quarantine, while the administration and managers were working partly from home and partly in their offices and taking all necessary safety precautions which were ensured by cleaning personnel. Funds raised at GlobalGiving were also spent on disinfectants  and personal protective equipment for employees and clients of Dzherelo Centre. We are happy to provide an important services again and to do it safely!

We are grateful to God that so far none of Dzherelo’s children, youth or staff have experienced any
severe coronavirus symptoms. We appreciate very much your continued solidarity with us, your
prayers and support. 

You can discover more about our work at the Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/Dzherelo

Thank you for the input in brighter future people with disabilities in Ukraine. Stay safe!
Sincerely, everyone at Dzherelo Centre in Lviv, Ukraine

New safety precautions
New safety precautions
We wish to hear children's laughter every day 2021
We wish to hear children's laughter every day 2021
 
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