Help Ukrainian children with disabilities

by Charitable Organization Bright Kids Charity
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Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities
Help Ukrainian children with disabilities

Summary

No child should have to live with pain. This project will ensure that Ukrainian children who are living with disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, can receive essential treatments, including hippotherapy, massage and movement therapy. The 10-day treatment course is based on equine-assisted therapy, which is clinically proven to improve gross motor skills in children with cerebral palsy. The project includes operational costs of up to 20% which allows us to offer this essential service.

$8,613
total goal
$3,013
remaining
60
donors
3
monthly donors
8
months

Challenge

Ukraine lacks adequate government support for its most vulnerable people. Children with disabilities require regular treatments to reduce their pain, increase their mobility, and assist them in living a healthier life. The average family cannot afford costly rehabilitation courses, with the need for such treatments recurring several times a year. Many families are single mothers raising their child with a small monthly pension for a child with a disability which can be as little as US$120.

Solution

Our grassroots charity will ensure that Ukrainian children with disabilities have access to therapy at a specialised hippotherapy centre. The 10-day treatment course helps to reduce pain and aims to improve neurological and sensory functions in therapy participants. Depending on the ability of the child, it is expected that there will be significant favourable improvements in gross motor functions, and balance coordination, as well as the learning of new vocalisations and movements.

Long-Term Impact

This project has a secondary function; the realisation of fundamental human rights. Ukraine's Soviet past and the current ongoing conflict in Donbas mask Ukraine's political awakening. In the absence of proper government support for Ukraine's most vulnerable people, charities, NGOs and activists have had to step in and contribute to the realization of human rights, the basis of a democratic society. We want change, and social activists and grassroots charities are making those changes happen.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​brightkidscharity.com/​
Bright Kids Charity's website
Our Facebook page (in English)
Our Facebook page (in Ukrainian)
Our Instagram account

Organization Information

Charitable Organization Bright Kids Charity

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine - Ukraine
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Natalie Blinder
Kyiv, Ukraine
$5,600 raised of $8,613 goal
 
76 donations
$3,013 to go
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