Orphans stay in hospitals alone, without their parents who could play with them, tell a fairy tale or simply comfort them when they are in pain or scared. Every day volunteer groups of our fund work in eight Moscow hospitals. They play with children, help to feed them, read for them, conduct workshops. Your donation will help us pay for volunteers coordinators' work, which means an opportunity for children to feel sincere warmth and care!
In Russia more than 120 000 children live in orphan's homes. In case of illness they often stay for a long time in hospitals. Ill children particularly need care. There is lack of medical staff, so they have no time to interact with children. A child stays alone, and, without a personal attention from an adult, he or she loses the ability to get attached to people, which means the ability to love and be loved. Thanks to our project, more than 1500 orphans will get volunteer care this year.
Our volunteers come to the hospitals on daily basis, they play, talk to children or just hold their hands. This interaction gives children emotional support and opportunity for development. To make it possible, project coordinators carry out an enormous amount of organizational work: they negotiate with administration, conduct interviews and trainings for volunteers, acquiant them with work in hospital. Thanks to the work done by 2 coordinators about 100 volunteers work regularly in 8 hospitals.
In the framework of our project, more than 1500 orphan children will get love and attention, which will remain with them for long years and in some cases may completely change their lives. Children learn useful skills for everyday life, learn to make friends and trust people. This gives them a chance for happy future. And sometimes miracles happen - orphans find loving families among volunteers.