Chernivtsi Regional Military Administration and Children of Heroes Charitable Foundation partner to help children who lost their parents during the war
On October 6, 2023 Chernivtsi Regional Military Administration and Children of Heroes Charitable Foundation signed a memorandum of cooperation for 2023-2024. The partnership will help ensure a decent life for 250 children who live permanently or temporarily in Bukovyna and who lost one or both parents during russia’s military aggression against Ukraine.
“Children without parents need special attention and support from society. We are working together with various governmental and non-governmental organizations to ensure that they have everything they need. This is a tribute to their parents, who defended their homeland at the cost of their own lives. The signing of the memorandum with the Children of Heroes Charitable Foundation is another step in fulfilling our common mission to give hope and confidence to children,” said Alyona Atamaniuk, First Deputy Head of the Chernivtsi Regional Military Administration.
The 2023-2024 Action Plan for the implementation of the Memorandum of Cooperation includes:
- Identification of the needs of children in the region in a number of areas, including emergency, humanitarian, medical, socialization and rehabilitation, education and development, housing reconstruction, etc.
- Involvement of Ukrainian and international partners to address all needs of children.
“Over a year and a half of work, more than 6,400 children have received emergency financial, humanitarian and psychological assistance, educational and rehabilitation services. Every day we receive 15-20 children. As the war continues, more and more children will need this assistance. We are grateful to the Chernivtsi Regional Military Administration for being one of the first to start systematic work to ensure a decent life for children, as this is our national task. We are confident that our cooperation will become a powerful driving force that can change the lives of many young Ukrainians and their families for the better,” commented Tetiana Novytska, CEO of Children of Heroes Charitable Foundation in Ukraine.
The Children of Heroes Charitable Foundation provides long-term assistance to children who have lost one or two parents as a result of the war. The Foundation began its activities in the first weeks of the full-scale russian invasion. At that time, the Foundation’s team consisted of only a dozen people, and the number of families under its care was about two hundred. As of September 2023, more than 6400 children are under the care of the Foundation, and the amount of assistance provided during the Foundation’s existence has reached more than 190 million UAH.