SOS Children in Ukraine
Overview of Ukraine
Ukraine became independent in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It had for many years been the bread basket of USSR.
Situated between Russia and Europe, Ukraine tries to have good relations with both. Western Ukraine has close ties with Europe and Eastern Ukraine with Russia, which creates cultural and political tensions. In 1986, the major accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 affected about 8% of the country. The affects are still being felt nearly twenty years later.
Our Work in Ukraine
We began working in Ukraine in 2003, setting up an emergency relief programme in the Podol district of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. This involved distributing food parcels to large families, mainly with a single parent. In addition a counselling service for children and young people at risk from HIV/AIDS through experimenting with drugs was started. Advice is also given to their parents.
In 2010, the first SOS Children's Village in Ukraine opened in Brovary, near to Kiev. The Village comprises thirteen family houses (for up to 98 children), an administration area, a multi-purpose hall, a garage, and a workshop, a house for the village director and apartments for the SOS aunts (who support the SOS mothers and take care of the children when the mothers are on leave).
For more information about the work we do in the Ukraine see our page, Ukrainian Orphans.
SOS Children's Villages Ukraine, Charitable Organisation
Mishugi, 2, office 316
Tel: +380/44 577 0704
Fax: +380/44 577 0710