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

May 25, 2015, 16:40 2634 Author: Maria Semashkina, translated by Anna Oliynyk deti.zp.ua In April the Kalinovka residents attended a concert in Zaporozhzhye, opened the hiking season and started making soap

Last month we gave 15 Resource Optimum protein nutrition boxes to the orphanage in Velikiy Luh, and took 7 packs of adult diapers from our sponsor who wished to remain unknown to the Kirovsky orphanage. We still pay for the services of a doctor and a rehabilitation professional working in Kalinovka, and every month allocate money to purchase at least 50 liters of gasoline to take our orphanage residents to healthcare facilities of the region.

In April, the adult residents of Kalinovka started making soap. For this purpose, we purchased the required materials for almost UAH 600 (26 US dollars) – basis, fragrance components and oils. Besides, thanks to the support of a volunteer from Kharkiv we purchased 6.5 kg of beads for Kalinovka. By the way, in Kharkiv the beads cost twice less than in Zaporozhzhye. Apart from beads, other materials for creative work (such as ribbons, paints, refills for the hot glue gun, felt, etc.) were purchased for almost UAH 2,000 (90 US dollars). Apart from that, another parcel came to Kalinovka from our friend Emmi from Great Britain. So far, we were able to take to Kalinovka the musical toy telephone, which became a sensation among boys for 2 days, and a huge box of color pencils.

The website selling art works from Kalinovka Artkalinovka is now working again, so if you wish, you can buy a little something made by special children and adults for yourself, for your friends or relatives.

In April, the residents of the Happy Home in Kalinovka opened the hiking season. Unfortunately, our pond has somewhat dried, so it will be hard to bathe in it in summer, but we are sure that with your support we will be able to take children to the seaside, at least for a couple of days. It is so close… They start talking about the sea back in winter. Well, in fact, though their nearby pond rather looks like a marsh, they still call it a sea…

On April 26, children and adults from Kalinovka, invited by the volunteers from Angels, attended the Harmony of Hearts concert. Among those performing at the concert there were Zaporozhzhye music stars and children from local orphanages. Besides, the Ukrainian celebrity Zlata Ognevich was also singing her songs. Though our Kalinovka residents do not know much about celebrities, they really enjoyed this event, just like they enjoy any trip to the “civilized world”.

Besides, in April we continued our work to create two family-type children’s homes based on Happy Homes. We already have one family with host parents who educate children and we are currently looking for a second family for both of the families to become family-type children’s homes. If you know people who are ready to become parents and educators for special children, please let us know. Thank you!

The Report of Educators’ Work in Kalinovka

During the classes with Lilya K. children finished the hibiscus made of beads and started making a hydrangea. They also made an amulet doll of bagging and some accessories for her of satin ribbons. Lilya delivered a master class for her colleagues working with girls, so now they can also make flowers of ribbons and felt. Participants of the master class also made headbands for girls. Lilya planted flowers with her boys.

In the same group, Sofia Sh. learned seasons of the year with children using pictures and poems and also played lotto game. Besides, the educator made small men of play dough. Sofia also made pillows with Artem N. and Sasha Z.

Girls together with Olga M. made wreaths, applied ornaments of flowers, and learned to sew buttons on. Besides, girls cooked Easter cakes for the Easter celebration together with their educator.

Needs of the Kirovsky orphanage:

1. developmental toys

2. Montessori education books

3. boxing gloves for children

Needs of the Kalinovka orphanage as of 25 May 2015

1. developmental toys (construction set, logical games)

2. musical instruments

3. training equipment

4. footballs

5. tires

6. water filter

7. computers for adults

8. stained glass film

9. record player

10. silicone mat 3 x 4

11. musical toys (for adults)

12. big puzzles

13. mosaic

14. crepe paper

15. color books

16. acrylic paints

17. stained glass paints

18. laundry box

19. remote control for LG air conditioner

20. plaster

21. outdoor thermometers

22. exercise ball

23. cotton pads

24. PVA glue

25. wire No.4

26. silicone forms for polymer clay magnets

27. finger paints

28. flower shelves

29. soil

30. watering can

31. enamel paper for pictures and frames 10x15

32. breath freshener

33. speakers for computer

34. balloons

35. bagging and bagging rope

36. zigzag scissors for fabric

37. white and beige canvas 1 m

38. AA batteries

39. water colors

40. materials to make soap

41. expanding foam, Dragon glue

42. black fabric 3m, white fabric 2m

43. rubber toys

44. acrylic plaster

45. plastic cups

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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