Partnership for Every Child

Our vision is the world where every child grows up in a lovely and secure family. Mission. We professionally assist families, communities and governments in their work to ensure the rights of every child to live and develop in safe and secure family environments. Our main focus until 2015 is to prevent separation of children from families and placement in institutional care; support and strengthening parental capacities of vulnerable families; support to children leaving care.
Jul 6, 2015

New Life, New Child and a story of Young Mother

Lilia and her son
Lilia and her son

There is a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on a face. Sometimes they are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all stories is always the mother's story, because is where the beginning. Today we want to tell you the story of a young mother Lilia. She is only 15 years old. She has never had the family to take over. We find her in the very critical circumstances of her life, when she was 7 months pregnant, but most of all she wanted to change her life and to give her future child better life. "I want to be placed in emergency fostering family as soon as possible when I met them and understood that this is where I will feel save and cared fore. I wante to go there even today" - Lilia told to social workers at the first meeting. For now Lilia is staying in Bazylchuk foster family since March and her new life is already started. The most excited news are that on June 1, in International Children Day, Lilia gave birth to her son! 

Lilia lived with her mother, who was actually 4 times deprived for parental rights before and with mother’s inmate. She was throw upon her own resources, that’s why she used to miss a school, party hard and live in the street. In February, 2015 her mother died and Lilia stayed in flat with mother’s inmate, who is alcohol addicted and offended her. Lilia’s four adult sisters wanted to receive their part of the mother’s flat. She was at loss, lonely and pregnant. By initiative of Kyiv City Service for Children and Partnership for Every Child Lilia was placed to Bazylchuk foster family. Because of foster carers help, attention and open hearts Lilia passed the rehabilitation programme, started to go to school regularly and finished the parenting training programme. "She is very rational, hard-headed and motivated girl", - Natalia Bazylchuk said.

On June 1 Lilia gave birth to a baby boy. How happy she is! Her eyes are bright, she is optimistic and believe in better future for her and her little angel. In Bazylchuk foster carers family the young mother feels safe and protected. She learns what does the real support means and how to build her life. "When I came back from the maternity clinic Natalia and Anatolii gave me a key of their flat. It was so touching and exiciting. I have never had my own key of any place. They really trust me and it makes me feel strong", - said Lilia.

Now we are doing our best to find the new family for Lilia and her son, to protect her housing rights. The story of little boy has already began. And we sure that with your support it will be the happy one. You can donate 28$ and it is really make the difference in not only Lilia’s life but in her son life. That’s impossible to save everyone. But foster carers give a change to change everything in children lives they cares about. Thank you all for your support and please don't let your generosity end. Help us raise awareness by simply spreading the word and sharing this report through your network, tell your friends about the project. Together we can make this world a better place.

The name has been changed to protect a child's confidentiality.

Learning with foster carer Natalia
Learning with foster carer Natalia
Presents for young mother
Presents for young mother
Apr 14, 2015

Youth will have its course

How to Prevent Tuberculosis_video shot
How to Prevent Tuberculosis_video shot

Dear Friends,

warm spring greetings from Ukraine to you all.

Today we want to share some motivating video with you. It was made by the participants of Smila youth club “How to become successful”, which was founded in 2014 by your support within the framework of the “Youth 4 Youth” project. This video is about How to Prevent Tuberculosis. You can hear list of recommendations, such as eating well, wash hands, get the BCG vaccination, exercise often and lead a healthy lifestyle. And in the second part of the video you can see how young people spend their time and work together during the youth club meeting.

On behalf of all young people, who are able to change their lives because of well-timed support, we thank you all and want to remind that today is the YouthSpark Bonus Day. All your sincere donations will be matched 50% up.

We believe that together we are changing lives and grateful to you again for the happy beginnings and support. And let’s the young enjoy and develop themselves while they can. 

Stay tuned because our further updates are on the way!

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Apr 3, 2015

Little happy story before Easter

Happy family after the reunion
Happy family after the reunion

Dear Friends, spring greetings from Ukraine!

Easter is approaching in a few days and we want to share some really exciting news with you. As you probably know, currently Ukrainian people suffer from military conflict in Eastern regions and we have difficulties and issues connecting with that process. Our present day story is about short-term foster carers who providet care and moral support for two girls and helpes to rescue them from life threatening experience.

«You cannot imagine how scary it is there for all, especially for children, – commented  about events in Luhansk region professional journalists Maksym and Oksana*, «there is no sense for our family to return back».

Two Russian-speaking chatterboxes – 12-year old Sasha and 9-year old Katya along with their father Maksym and mother Oksana moved from the “war zone in Luhansk region” to “peaceful” Kharkiv in autumn last year. The family rented an apartment, the children went to school and their parents got wrapped into dangerous journalism: «as there shall be someone, who will provide real truth about events in Luhansk region». However, life changes things: it has become dangerous for Sasha and Katya to stay in Kharkiv in the beginning of February 2015 due to professional activities of their parents, as the family received numerous threats. Afterwards came the worrying overnight move to a place where the children would feel safe.

Thus, Sasha and Katya temporarily “went for a visit” to a short-term fostering family under the parents’ consent to Natalia and Anatoliy in Kyiv. «Your parents are genuine heroes, as they returned to work in order to save lives of others”, – said Nataliya to the children, – “and you are small heroes too, as you can keep secrets».

Seventeen days have turned Sasha’s and Katya’s visit into meaningful walks, amusement and interesting ways of conceiving Kyiv. «The children are very interesting, curious and it may seem sometimes that they “got more mature” from that “unpeaceful life”, since they have always been concerned whether their mother and father would come back, whether they were fine» (an abstract from the dairy of short-term foster parent Natalia). «I have been impressed by an open dialogue with older Sasha, in particular, who seemed to be very heart-pounding and chatterbox Katyusha and... trusting “secret” conversations about everything, everything, everything.»

There were tears and emotional rollercoaster and anger – “and that’s is normal” – as psychologist testified, who managed to hold several meetings with girls. «We adults do not comprehend what is going through such a small child's soul in the daily expection of a phone call and command: "packing your cloth and go home tomorrow, everything is good, the danger has gone."»

Hurray! There is the long-awaited Dad on the verge of foster carer’s apartments... then shared dinner and several hours on the road. And the girls’ call and a sincere «Thank you so much, Natasha, we already miss you much and could we call you again?»

Our team thank you all for supporting this project so that the children in our care are able to “get back” to their common family life after being knocked down by the difficulties sometimes caused by the most incredible reasons. We are looking forward to sharing our further updates with you and grateful to you all again for the happy ending and support.

May all the choicest blessings of the world be showered upon you and fill your life with delight. Happy Easter!

 

* The names have been changed to protect a child's confidentiality.

Family patronage results (March, 2015)
Family patronage results (March, 2015)
 
   

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