Availability of qualified personnel ready to respond to possible critical situations arising during the work with clients in humanitarian projects and communities is one of the major challenges for all public organizations that provide social assistance in conditions of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Caritas Ukraine felt these risks just on time and included educational programs of improving the skills and knowledge of its employees to the highest priority areas of its activities. As the availability of qualified personnel is the key to organizational stability and sustainable development of the organization.
Young people with special needs has always been one of the key target groups of social projects of Caritas Ukraine. During the year, they have the opportunity to attend specialized centers designed to help them to overcome social isolation, adapt themselves to life in society and find their educational and creative fulfillment. In summer, the regional offices of Caritas, with the assistance of donors and private benefactors, organized summer camps for their wards and their parents to enrich their leisure time and promote their physical and psychological recovery.
In August, children and youth affected by crisis conditions who are pupils of regional Caritas organizations continued their holidays in summer camps organized with the support of benefactors.
An important component of all projects implemented by Caritas Ukraine is the constant improvement of professional level of employees, various seminars and trainings, that help workers to keep abreast of modern approaches to social work, develop practical skills in counseling and working with clients.