disadvantaged children

Adventures and Advantages
During the summer months the Medical Clinic on Wheels travels throughout Ukraine providing medical and dental assistance to disadvantaged children in summer camps and to villagers in more remote agricultural settings. This year was no exception. With the economic crisis many summer camps were unable to survive and those that did had more children than they could comfortably accommodate. The children did not mind the cramped living quarters as it is the only type of recreational experience they receive throughout the year. Most live in orphanages or schools the remainder of the year. 

This is how a regular children‘s summer camp looks in Ukraine. Usually children live in small wooden houses (from 10 to 15 beds in each house). The shower, toilet and canteen are outside the houses located in different places on the grounds.

Children Summer Camp in Zbarazh, Ternopil Region, Ukraine

Ukrainian children are used to such conditions and have lots of fun. The opportunities to make friends, enjoy social activities and learn new things are more importan...[more]
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Posted on Monday 28 September 2009 - 15:49:34

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MCOW completed its 2009 traveling by visiting the School for Disadvantaged Children in Shyrokyi Lan, Mykolaiv Southern Ukraine; Strusiv School for Orphans, Ternopil Region; Nove Selo Orphanage, Ternopil Region; Village of Koshlaky, Ternopil Region; and the Village of Kachanivka, Ternopil Region before returning to home base where the clinics operate from a specially constructed garage for winter months.

While it is more convenient and less expensive for MCOW to travel closer to home in Ternopil Region there are worthwhile reasons to travel further. The School for Disadvantaged Children located in Mykolaiv Region is one of them. Headmaster of the School Tetyana Fiks has always been thankful and appreciative and the school children are really in need.  It is important for them to know that Jesus loves them and they learn about Jesus through the Deaconess and the various materials she provides such as the Good News magazine.
School for Disadvantaged Children in Shyrokyi Lan, Mykolaiv  Region
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Posted on Friday 12 February 2010 - 14:30:50