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Playground Nadezhda is Now Open!

Playground Nadezhda is Now Open!

Nikolaev, Ukraine

Playground Nadezhda (Hope) is now officially open!

The new playground is the result of a generous donation from The Pottruff Family Foundation in honour of my beloved grandmother Nadezhda Ivanchenko, and continuous support of many I Will Association special friends.
 

Project Hope – Playground Nadezhda

Project Hope – Playground Nadezhda

Nikolaev, Ukraine

I Will has started working on opening a playground for orphaned children at the Children’s Home in Nikolaev. The playground will be dedicated to special memories of my grandmother Nadezhda. 

The area for the playground was levelled last year. Up next – is installation and opening!

 

Celebrating Birthdays

Celebrating Birthdays

Nikolaev, Ukraine, Orphanage #5

I Will delivers Birthday gifs to children. Kirill is a special boy from Nikolaev orphanage #5. In April, on his birthday my dad brought Kirill  birthday gifts. The boy was very pleasantly surprised. I Will is facilitating help for Kirill's well-being. 

 

A Special Thank From Ukraine

A Special Thank From Ukraine

Nikolaev, Ukraine

Nikolaev Region Children’s House of Education is an organization that works to improve the quality of education and establishes social and cultural programs for children in difficult social conditions, orphaned or disabled children from single-parent or low-income families.

 

Nastia’s Rehabilitation Trip

Nastia’s Rehabilitation Trip

Truskavtsi, Liviv Region, Ukraine

Generous donations allowed to send six year old Nastia Komorkina for rehabilitation programs to the modern specialized clinic in Truskavtsi, Ukraine. As a result, we had enough funds not for one but for three trips. The first trip is completed in March 2013 – much needed program for Nastia included transportation, lodging, procedures and medication. Two more trips followed with the last one in July 2014.

Thank you Brenda Sweeney, Donald Nelson, Andrew McDonald and Shawna Irons.

 

7th Computer Class “Barbara” Opens

7th Computer Class “Barbara” Opens

Nikolaev, Ukraine

We have now opened our 7th Computer Class! Children prepared wonderful performance and it was a blast! Click through to see video coverage by Ukrainian TV and my personal favourite, the boys playing the spoons!

 

New Computer and Bunk Beds – What a Joy!

New Computer and Bunk Beds – What a Joy!

Bereznegovaty region, Ukraine

The Ukrainian Government encourages local people to adopt children from orphanages and give them a real home, instead of an institution. This Bereznegovaty region family has adopted six children! I Will donated bunk beds for kids and a brand new computer which was a dream come true for the entire family. 

 

New TV and Games for 1st Grade Kids

New TV and Games for 1st Grade Kids

Nikolaev, Ukraine

When my dad and I visited Nikolaev orphanage in December 2012 for the opening ceremony of Nadezhda computer class, we also visited dormitory for smaller kids – kindergarten and 1st graders. We realized that one of the 1st grade classes did not receive New Year gifts yet. We asked kids to draw what they wanted for New Year and later in January 2013, just in time for Ukrainian Christmas, we delivered.

 

New School Furniture Delivered

New School Furniture Delivered

Yuzhno-Ukrainsk Orphanage, Ukraine

Much needed, new school furniture (convertible desks and chairs) were delivered to the children of the Yuzhno-Ukrainsk Orphanage. The children made drawings for I Will as their token of thank you.