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  1. Review of the year 2019

    In 2019 Les Amis de Svieta was very active in Ukraine and did a lot of useful and helpful projects.
    The main aim of which was to help Ukrainian orphans and improve their lives.

    • We want to provide little orphans with medical help. Special attention is paid to all such projects. Thus in 2019 for 7 children with their nurses made trips to Kiev’s hospitals. 4 of them went to Kiev for consultations, during which doctors prescribed or corrected the treatments.


    • 3 children were operated: Sofia at Kiev’s Cardio Center (KCC); Maxim and Sofia at Kiev’s Institute of Children’s Surgery.

    • As in past years two orphanages NBH and ZuBS received additionally 100 euro per month for drugs and 100 euro per quarter for laboratory examinations. Directors of the both orphanages name as „tremendous help“, because the money which the state allocates for drugs is not enough.

    • As in past years two orphanages NBH and KrBH, before winter season, got anti-flue vaccines and anti-virus medication.


    • In 2019 we finished the repair of the first bathroom in ZuBS and bought all necessary equipment to bathe handicaped children. There are still at least 3 more bathrooms for severely disabled children, which must urgently be rebuilt and reorganized. We really rely on your help in this project.

    • As every year, in 2019 LAdS did a „big project“. Due to the help and money of a Swiss sponsor and LAdS USA, one of the doctors from NBH attended 6 modules of education in Germany (in German language) and got a diploma of Bobath therapist. This will allow her not only to help children with different orthopedics problems but also bring absolutely new concept and methods into the Reha-work of the NBH. We were also able to buy a very expensive table for the lessons of Bobath therapy.


    • In 2019 LAdS, for the first time, did this very interesting project: we invited an art therapist from Swizerland to hold a one week training course of art therapy („Prozessorientiertes therapeutisches Malen und Gestalt“) for all therapists at NBH. Hans Rudolf Zurfluh not only organized a very interesting training course absolutely for free, shared his knowledge and experience with Ukrainian colleagues but also sent a whole bunch of materials and paid completely for his accommodations.
    • We would also like to express a special gratitude to the family Will, who came to visit KrBH 16 years after adoption their son there and bought them a whole bunch of medications and building materials to repair the roof.
    • There were also quite a bit of little projects, for example special nutrition for children with underweight or tuberculosis test and others.

    All this was possible only with your help, our dear sponsors. Thank you so much for all your help, kindness and care. Let’s continue in 2020!

    Please visit this page to find out how you can donate!
    Or just click on the “PayPal Donate” logo on the right column.

    Thank you so much in advance!

  2. Happy New Year 2020 !!!!


    We heartily thank our donators and friends for their continuous support in 2019 and hope it will continue in 2020!
    Take it easy and relax during holidays in order to start 2020 full of spirit and energy.

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  3. Maxim and Sofia need to go to Kiev

    The two children Maxim and Sofia have gastrointestinal tract disorders. They have to go to Kiev, to the same hospital. more

  4. Sofia and Valentin travelled to Kiev

    Last week two children Sofia and Valentin travelled with their nurses and Viktoriya to Kiev’s Cardio Center (KCC). Sofia went there for a big check after her last operation (January 2019). For Valentin it was the first visit; the specialists in Kiev were supposed to examin the boy and confirm the diagnose, suspected by Nikolaiev’s doctors. Both children passed necessary tests.

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  5. Valentin needs to go to Kiev Cardio Center

    Director Olga from Nikolaiev Baby House (NBH) has asked Les Amis de Svieta to support a new boy, Valentin.

    Valentin was born mid February 2019 and was diagnosed with a congenital heart disease.

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  6. Sofia needs to go to Kiev Cardio Center

    Update 16.4.2019
    We are glad to announce that in January 2019 the girl was successfully operated at Kiev‘s Cardio Center. After the operation Sofia and her nurse had to stay a few weeks at the hospital and in February they were let home. At the moment the child is doing well, gets all necessary rehabilitation courses to recover from the operation.
    We heartedly thank all our donators for having saved Sofia‘s life.

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  7. Sofia needs our help

    Updated news 9.6.2019
    Good news: little Sofia was operated. Surgery was performed in two steps and now the girl has a new esophagus. Almost a month after surgery, the child is still in hospital, but it heals quickly.

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  8. Bathing chair and bath chair for boarding in Zurupinsk

    At boarding school Zurupinsk the bathroom was renovated. To bathe the severely disabled children, a special bathing chair and a water-resistant bath chair is required for showering.

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  9. Tuberculosis tests for Zurupinsk

    Boarding school in Zurupinsk has to test the children for tuberculosis, but has no money to buy these tests. In March, Les Amis de Svieta was asked if we could pay for these syringes (27 boxes).

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  10. Boarding school in Zurupinsk needs a new bathroom

    Update 28.3.2019
    The renovation work is progressing rapidly. A few Details are still missing…

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