Giving children the opportunity to hear the
world around them.
mother remembers her baby’s first words. This moment is filled with excitement
and joy.Hearing impaired children may
never experience this moment unless they undergo a timely surgery followed by
rehabilitation. There are already 150 children with hearing disability who have
been operated, of which 100 have successfully completed rehabilitation at our
rehabilitation program held in May at a health center “Dachny” allowed 25 more
children and their parents to receive valuable experience of learning new life
skills necessary to continue rehabilitation at home and, ultimately, social
adaptation. Aside from classes and rehabilitation exercises, children spent a
lot of time outside, enjoying the nature, playing sports, visiting the local
zoo, and making new friends.
Our Fund is
actively involved in the initiative to ensure that at all birth centers in
Ukraine every newborn child receives a hearing evaluation. We are also working in the direction of state support
for the rehabilitation program for children with hearing problems.
We thank our wonderful sponsors who give us the
opportunity to make children and their parents happy! We will be very grateful for your continued support!
On April 14
we have concluded our next rehabilitation program at a camp for children with
hearing and speech disabilities. This is the fourth event in a series of
rehabilitation programs. 25 more children have successfully completed the
program after a cochlear implant surgery. Among the camp participants there
were many children from low-income families, each family have a unique life
story. We want
to share some of them with you.
6 year old
Eva lives in the east of Ukraine, where military operations are taking place.
As a result of one of the bombardments, Eva lost her hearing. After a surgery
and rehabilitation she has been slowly recovering and now is able to
communicate with other children.
4 year old
Anton is disabled. Heis blind, has difficulty walking and
hearing. After attending our camp, Anton can move independently and is now
saying his first words. These experiences inspire us to continue our mission of
bringing better health, happiness, and well-being to many children.
of course, would be impossible without the support we receive from our valued
sponsors. We appreciate their generosity very much.
beginning of our program, we have helped 100 children go through rehabilitation
program at our camp. This year 200 out of 418 children impacted by the hearing
loss are scheduled to undergo cochlear implant surgery. This year together we
will have 200 more opportunities to make a significant difference in the lives
of these children.
Rehabilitation of children with hearing
ago, our organization developed a concept to offer children, who have undergone
a cochlear implant surgery, the opportunity to complete a rehabilitation
program at a camp to accelerate recovery and offer training to children and
Today 74 children have been rehabilitated at
the camp and now have a chance to hear, communicate, and simply live fuller
lives. This result inspires us to continue our work and to continue making a
difference in children’s lives. Through this experience we witnessed firsthand
the positive impact rehabilitation program had on children and their parents.
Between the camp sessions we hosted educational webinars and invited
specialists to hold web consultations for parents. Children who went through a
rehabilitation program are now adjusting well to their social environment and
have certain developmental achievements: some communicate fluently with their
parents and friends, some are learning to play musical instruments, some are
reading poetry and singing. The planning process of each camp session, aside
from the administrative tasks, involves development of educational materials
necessary for the professional rehabilitation of children as well as
development of curriculum for parents designed to help them encourage and
support learning at home.
our wonderful donors, we have successfully carried out three rehabilitation
camps and are organizing our next camp called “Verba-4”, which is scheduled for
We have 42
children who are patiently waiting for their turn to go through rehabilitation.
We want to express our deepest appreciation our
donors for your generosity, which allows us to have a positive impact on lives
of many children! With
your support we help children hear, speak, communicate and eventually be happy!
latest health camp, Verba-3, organized for children experiencing hearing loss
has finally come to an end. Held at a health center “Dachny” in Volin Region
between Oct 17th and Oct 30th, Verba-3 brought plenty of learning opportunities
and joy to 25 young participants and their parents who travelled to camp “Dachny”
to undergo rehabilitation. Every child has completed an individualized
from doctors teaching individualized curriculum, there were a few unusual
doctors: dogs and horses. Communication with animals had a calming and
stabilizing effect on children’s emotional state and fine motor skills.
camp, Dasha became good friends with horse by the name of Mary. Together they
went on daily walks. Kostya made similar acquaintance with another friendly dog
by the name of Mars. Outside of the classroom, children spent their free time
drawing and participating in athletic activities. Volunteers organized a
concert for children, inviting singers and clowns who created a truly festive
atmosphere for children. Each child received a toy and some sweets as a
2018, 116 children underwent cochlear implant surgery in Ukraine. While 74 of
them have been rehabilitated at our camp, 42 children are still waiting for
their chance to attend our next camp to take place in April of 2019.
would like to express our deepest gratitude to you, our generous donors, for
your continuous support.
The number of children with hearing loss is
increasing every year. According to World Health Organization, hearing loss is
world’s third most common pathology, and by the year 2020 the number of
children with hearing loss will increase by 30%.
In developed countries hearing diagnostics for
newborns is a standard practice. Ukraine currently is not following this
practice. An early diagnosis could potentially prevent permanent hearing loss.
Our Project, aside from organization of rehabilitation camps for children after
cochlear implant surgery, aims to implement hearing diagnostics for newborns as
a required procedure recognized by the state. Our proposal titled “The Concept
of Early Diagnosis of Hearing Problems”, was put forth for consideration by the
Ukrainian Ministry of Health.
At present our organization is preparing for
our next rehabilitation camp scheduled to take place in September. 25 more
children, who have gone through cochlear implant surgery, will have the
opportunity to receive help from qualified specialists.
Sasha and Lena completed their rehabilitation
in March of this year. Now
Sasha already knows the colors of the surrounding objects, which he first learned about
during his time at the camp. “Every walk outside is the opportunity for Sasha
to practice new words: “green leaf”, “blue sky”, “bright sun”, - says his
Lena’s kindergarten teachers, noticed that she
became more talkative and has new friends to play, read poems, and sing songs
with. Every success of our little patients makes us want to try harder to help
these children live happier and healthier lives.
Thank you, our dear Sponsors, for your
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