We feel it is important to develop handicap children in a playful way. Equine
assisted therapy is an effective way which has already been used in other
countries for many years. In Ukraine it is quite new, so it would be a huge step
forward if we could help more children in Transcarpathia.
(Her name means God’s present)
The car was driving into the yard right up to the horses. I got angry. How
can they be so impudent to drive into the yard of the farm! The door of the
car opened and a lady and a man and young boy got out of the car. the man
took out a wheelchair and lifted a young girl from the back seat. A very
enthusiastic, lovely young girl looked at me smiling, I felt ashamed for my
anger, she sits in the wheelchair and cheerfully...
In 2010 our foundation was established to support young adult orphans and handicap children. We are situated in the western part of Ukraine in a town called Vynohradiv, Transcarpathia. Our aim is to give hope and care to the young adults and children who use our facilities and give them the best possible opportunity to develop themselves. We would also like to teach them to love and care about nature and the environment. In the last 14 years we have been co-ordinators for World Servants a Dutch Christian organisation working in different parts of Transcarpathia. We took part in renovations of kindergartens, schools, orphanages and therapy centres.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. (Tony Robbins)
All experiences during our life, all what we go through, positive or negative
have formed us, it is collected in our hearts. In the last few years we have met
many wonderful people from other countries and many local people who have
had a huge effect on us. We have many blessings in our life and we feel that it
is time to share the love, the care, the fun and the joy.
There is a large building next to our farm, it is empty since many years. Such a building is perfect for an inside menage. Unfortunately it is in very bad condition. We would like to renovate it. The windows must be changed, the walls looks terrible, need to be painted, intsall electricity. In summer time we are riding in hot weather on the sun in winter it is cold and wet, we are struggling with mud. In the inside menage we can ride independently from weather conditions and the part of the day. In winter it is getting dark very early. Parents are working long and they can’t bring their kids until it is light. Without windows the wind is blowing into the building and it is very uncomfortable. With your help we can make a wonderful place out of this old building for the children.