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The October Report on the Works Done in Orphanages for Children and Adults with Special Needs

November 19, 2014, 15:00 3319 Author: Maria Semashkina, translated by Anna Oliynyk deti.zp.ua Meeting on palliative care, session of the community council in Kalinovka and training for staff from three orphanages – those were the main events of October

In October we purchased feeding bottles, 100 feeding tubes, 30 meters of cheesecloth, 20 meters of waterproof bed covers, bed pads, 100 pairs of rubber gloves, 15 bottles of liquid soap and 10 bottles of baby shampoo for bedridden children in Kirovsky orphanage. Besides, we purchased protein nutrition for children who are fed through feeding tubes for the boy’s orphanage located in Velikiy Lug for UAH 3,000 (187 US dollars).

We also purchased two electronic thermometers, an oxygen saturation monitor and two heaters for Kalinovka. Apart from that, we continue covering the costs of gas for healthcare needs in Kalinovka, with UAH 800 (50 US dollars) spent for this purpose in October. And, of course, we keep on paying for the doctor’s work in Kalinovka.

On October 3, we arranged a meeting dedicated to the issue of palliative care to the children of the Zaporozhzhye region. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Social Security and Healthcare Department as well as guests from Kharkov where the palliative care delivered to children is one step ahead of Zaporozhzhye. As a result of this meeting, we still have the same requests – to allow the transfer of children with most severe pathologies from Solnyshko Children’s Home to the orphanages of the social security system only when the necessary conditions are created for them is such institutions.

The regular session of the community council was held in Kalinovka on October 6. Apart from other things, the attendees discussed the issues related to health care, the quality of water, the condition of transport for employees, staff training and leisure time of the orphanage residents.

In the last three days of October, a trainer from Lviv held a training session dedicated to atypical behavior of children with special needs in Zaporozhzhye orphanage-children’s home.

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The Report of Educator’s Work in Kalinovka

Sofia Sh. read short texts in the ABC book with Artem N. Sofia also did sums with Sasha Z. using Cuisenaire rods. Besides, the educator keeps doing paper flowers with her students to decorate the premises.

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Sasha K. now walks on foot even for his massage sessions.

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Lilya K. made lotus, lilac, ashberry and a tree called “The Heart of Ukraine” with children. With her adult students, she made a birch tree and a wisteria using beads.

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Olga M. gathered leaves for handicrafts with girls. The educator learned a poem dedicated to the Day of Social Worker with Larisa. The girls group has already started preparations for the New Year celebration – the students learn poems, make decorations and flash lights for the New Year tree.

Zhenya Zh. has learned to set up the table for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Varya from the same group started responding to her name and coming closer to the one who calls her. The educator also taught Angela to walk and stand with no support.

Natasha M. with Larisa put together a jigsaw puzzle, glued it, and it became the first picture to decorate the wall in the girls' home.

Thanks to the constant attention from the side of the educator, in particular playing with a ball, Zhenya Zh. started making sounds and even managed to say her first word: “Mommy”.

The Needs of Kalinovka orphanage as of 18 November 2014:

1. developmental toys (construction sets, logical table games)

2. musical instruments

3. sledge

4. training equipment

5. soccer balls

6. socks for children and adults

7. white and pink enamel

8. tires

9. construction (expanding) foam

10. large empty water bottles

11. water filter

12. computers for adults

13. wall paintings

14. deodorants

15. stained glass film

16. record player

17. silicone mat 3 x 4

18. musical toys

19. toothpaste

20. jigsaw puzzles

21. mosaic

22. diapers

23. Dragon glue

24. crepe paper

25. spangles for decorations

26. coloring books

27. acrylic paints

28. stained glass paints

29. acetone

30. linen basket

31. fit ball

32. mugs

33. remote control for LG air conditioner

34. satin ribbon

35. drying rack

36. polymer clay

37. wooden and plastic pins

38. street thermometers

39. cotton swabs

40. mirror

41. hangers

42. batteries 1.5 volt d size, crona 9v

43. PVA glue in one-liter packs

44. red beads, middle-size, 400 g

45. wire No. 4

46. white corrugated tube 2 m

47. staples, sizes 24/6, 26/6

48. silicone forms for magnets made of polymer clay

49. finger paints

The needs of Velikiy Lug orphanage:

• dummies, baby feeding bottles

• paper towels

• mouth rinse

• diapers Seni Small, Medium

• cervical collar

• elliptical trainer

• indoor track

• pavilion for children's department of the fourth type

We appreciate all previous support and constant encouragement! Remember that we are the ones who can help these children and adults! Each and every dollar and minute of your attention to children and adults with special needs are priceless and as good as gold. Let’s do good!

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