Welcome to the International Charity Foundation “Help for Chernobyl Children”

The wind of Chernobyl dries out our souls,
The dust of its years covers the time,
The clock of our lives never leaves us alone,
…all memories stay in our mind.

Olena Matushek

The International Charity Foundation “Help for Chernobyl Children” was created by women evacuated from the town of Pripyat in 1995.

The main purpose of the Foundation is to help children citizens, youth, affected by the Chernobyl disaster.

The object of the Foundation is to provide in a due course the charitable help to disabled children, orphans, children and young people who find themselves in a difficult situation, to help talented young people, to promote the protection of motherhood and childhood, and to assist large and needy families.

The activity of the Foundation extends on the territory of Ukraine (the offices are created in 16 regions of Ukraine) and abroad and is regulated by the Charter, which is registered in the manner prescribed by law Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

Constant fund manager was a talented organizer Catherine Nowak (Cake) Ereshivna, who experienced the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster, 19 May 2007 the heart of a wonderful person stopped beating. Mrs. Novak was awarded by the Order of Princess Olga III for active public and devoted work, professional excellence.

The management of the Foundation are friendly, dedicated, energetic enthusiasts. This is seen by the fact, that only in 2010 the head of Bilotserkivskyi office Elena Ivanova and the head of Ivano-Frankivsk regional branch of Foundation Nina Kaydash received high awards – the Order of Princess Olga III.

Since the 25 of May, 2007 Maria Martyniuk was elected a chairman of the Foundation (evacuated from the town of Pripyat, raised 3 children).

Since October 2010 the Foundation is located on
3, Sholem Aleichem Street
Kyiv
02156
Ukraine
Tel.: 544-80-28, tel / fax 544-89-09
Е-mail: interfond.kiev@mail.ru

The Foundation constantly does social and educational work with disabled children of all ages, orphans, half-orphans, large and poor families, provides humanitarian help, improves children’s health during summer holidays.

Together with UN Children’s Foundation in Ukraine (UNICEF) and supported by the German association “Help for Chornobyl Children-Munich” it helped in the repair and regeneration of the Center of social adaptation of disabled children, established in the building of the village Rusanov, Brovary district. The public organization “Kyiv Center of professional orientation of disabled children” received rent from Kyiv City State Administration

A humanitarian project is implemented  with the support of the Italian charity association «Amici sentsa Frontyer» (AMICI SENZA FRONTIERE), which involves a trip of Ukrainian children and their accompanying adults to Italy for recreation. Children are acquainted with the life and culture of Italy, they find friends, learn the language. These are mainly children from boarding schools, children – orphans, half-orphans, children from large families, children whose parents were killed in the area of ATO or undergo treatment.

Management of the Foundation believes, that the key to the success is the indifferent attitude of the highest values of human development – dignity, spirituality, freedom, equality and solidarity, civil society and democracy, unity and inter-ethnic harmony, mutual respect and tolerance, justice and goodness.

We invite all concerned people to other people’s troubles for cooperation.