The main goal is that every child in the Odesa region who finds themselves in difficult life circumstances receive timely, qualified, and competent assistance, as well as support, care, love, protection, and realization of their rights.
Problems we solve:
Children in difficult life circumstances don't receive quality social services that would help them cope with the consequences of such living conditions, which they find themselves in, and the situations they have encountered.
- Research: a study of situations, identification of root problems, collection, and systematization of information.
- Production: semantic products and communication that help achieve the ultimate goals of the project.
- Working with the info field: Informing citizens about the deinstitutionalization reform and the most effective ways to support children in difficult life circumstances.
The mission of the project is to become a bridge between the established traditions of charity in the field of the protection of children's rights and a progressive, competent, participatory society, one of the main priorities of which is the protection of children's rights.
Support for the Deinstitutionalization reform:
In Ukraine, about 108,000 children live in orphanages. However, most of them have parents or at least one of them, and only 8% of children living in orphanages are orphans. In the summer of 2017, the reform of deinstitutionalization (DI) was launched, which aims at supporting and preserving families, as well as the creation of alternative forms of care.
Why is it important to know and talk about the reform? The boarding school usually has 100 to 300 children, 6-16 in one room. On average, a group of 20 people has one educator who is physically unable to give children all the nonmaterial and material things they need.
Each of us can imagine how a child feels when they do not receive care, love and attention, because we were all children once.
Therefore, giving them the opportunity to be raised in a family or a close version of a family is an extremely important task.
Guideline for deputies on the Deinstitutionalization reform:
In their election speeches, many politicians talk about supporting children. Often we can hear about helping children in orphanages. For example, they promise to make the most comfortable orphanages in their district and help financially.
"Manifest Mira" Charitable Foundation Team has compiled a guideline on how to speak correctly about children's institutions, about the children in them, and about the system of protecting children's rights in general.
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Guideline for volunteers working with orphanages:
It will be useful for volunteers who start working with children living in care institutions. In the brochure you will find step-by-step instructions, we also share our accumulated experience, acquired competencies, and a list of literature that we recommend you read.