From 11 to 13 July, in four cities of Donetsk region, artists of Labyrinth Gallery (Lublin, Poland) conducted workshops for children from Slovyansk, Svyatogorsk, Konstantynivka, and Kramatorsk and, in particular - for young people from internally displaced families. Polish Institute in Kyiv in collaboration with Caritas Ukraine were organizing this educational program.
Inhabitants of the buffer zone have many problems that they cannot solve alone. One of such problems is reconstruction of destroyed buildings. In autumn 2015, to help the needy, Caritas started monitoring damages of private buildings and social facilities in the buffer zone. In early 2016, sport school in Maryinka was taken under reconstruction.
"These three weeks of my life with Caritas are one of the best days of my summer. I met new, open, friendly and cheerful children. Caritas Camp is just great! ", - briefly and emotionally one of the wards of Caritas Khmelnitsky described her three-week stay at summer camp.
Every day internally displaced persons have to challenge many tasks: cope with psychological problems, work out domestic, residential, and financial issues. This process is fruitful only on condition of successful adaptation to the local community. Otherwise, locals do not understand them and often impose unreasonable charges. Thus, it is so important for IDPs to organize activities that offer them a way out of difficult situations and help to cope with their problems.
Caritas Ukraine opens the second wave of registration in the project "Profession for a New Life. Individual Grants for Training". For IDPs in Kharkiv, Zaporizhia, Kramatorsk, Slovyansk, Dnipro, and Mariupol, it is an opportunity to get training, a new profession and obtain the necessary skills to work in a new field. Retraining involves different terms of studies and different specializations.