On April, 17 in Dnepropetrovsk a charitable master class on Easter egg painting was organized for 40 children from foster homes (FH) and family type orphanages (FTO). The event was held by Rinat Akhmetov’s Foundation “Development of Ukraine” in cooperation with the charitable fund “Pomogayem” (previously “Siyaniye Radugi”).
In Dnepropetrovsk Children from Foster Homes and Family Type Orphanages were Taught how to Paint Easter Eggs
During a two-hour master class the children carefully listened to the craftswoman on making painted Easter eggs and painted the eggs themselves with great enthusiasm. First they painted them with wax, then dipped them in paints of different colours. The craftswoman also told the event participants about symbols, which had to be used when painting the Easter eggs in order to create not only a piece of art but a real charm. The children admitted that they enjoyed such activities and promised to present their hand-made gifts to their moms.
It is planned to hold four such events before Easter in Dnepropetrovsk for 40 children form FH and FTO aged between 7 and 14.
“During this week and the next one, the children will be able to create joy with their own hands, to become the creators of happiness for themselves and their families, said Andrey Pinchuk, Head of the Supervisory Board of the Pomogayem Fund. With our country going through such a hard time, it is vitally important to support foster parents and the upbringing parents. After all, these families raise up to 10 children, and to a great extent they depend on the State and its financial assistance”.
As of April 1, 2014, in Dnepropetrovsk region there are 138 FTOs and 382 FHs, in which 1956 children are raised. 96 FTOs and 127 FHs (932 children) of them were established in the course of implementing the Family for a Child Project organized by Rinat Akhmetov’s Foundation “Development of Ukraine” together with the Dnepropetrovsk Regional State Administration.
“One of the principal goals of the Family for a Child Project is development of family forms of upbringing in Dnepropetrovsk region, noted Olga Yurina, manager at Rinat Akhmetov’s Foundation “Development of Ukraine”. But this does not set a limit on our work. It is not enough to create families; we also need to constantly support and develop the skills of adoptive parents. In order to improve the parental potential and to prevent the psychological burn-out among the foster parents and the upbringing parents, we hold trainings, organize mutual support groups, supervisory meetings, visiting sessions of the Parents’ Club, and provide individual consulting assistance”.