April is already gone and we are happy to share the news of the last month.
It was really busy! Several orphanages welcomed volunteers from Burren Chernobyl project and not only.
One of the Burren Chernobyl Project representatives Brian O’Sullivan visited Cherven children’s orphanage, some families in Cherven area and also took part in the Conference on social issues that took place in Minsk along with Liam O’Meara – The director of our Charity and of BCP and Simon Walsh – the director of our partner’s organization Chernobyl Children’s Trust. Brian has donated some medical stuff, some of the little bits and pieces like kettles, a blender and a microwave oven for the orphanage.
Gorodische Children’s orphanage also welcomed a group of 4 Irish volunteers that came over to Belarus for the first time. They’ve been helping with looking after the children in beds, did massage, organized sport games for the older boys and girls, organized little parties in every Unit with plenty of sweet and drinks and yogurts and fruit. They really enjoyed the time and are hoping to come back again, hopefully in autumn.
Cherven psycho neurological asylum in Yazovki village was also happy to have a building team from Co. Offaly, Ireland. We have already informed you on that in details here.
And one last bit of news on the volunteer groups. Cherven children’s orphanage has opened their doors to a group of young people from different countries – Belarus, China, Northern Ireland, Germany, Spain, Malaysia, that temporary live or study in Minsk. The idea belongs to Simon Walsh – the Chernobyl Childern’s Trust director who has organized them to come and visit the orphanage and meet the children. The first visit was very impressive for all of them but some of them are coming back in May. Looking forward to it!
We say thank you very much from the bottom of our heart for your attention, help and your kind hearts. We are happy to have you!