Each year we hold a fundraiser on the Anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster in memory of those who suffered and in aid of those who continue to suffer.
This year our fundraiser will focus is on the building of the Independent Living house in Gorodishche Orphanage for young people with disabilities more specifically raising the funds for the plumbing of the house. Please read below for a full understanding of the significance of this house and it's life changing abilities.
World Without Borders campaigned tirelessly in the face of adversity to prove that people with disabilities could live independently. A pilot programme was set up to show that when equipped with the right skills these young people can move on to live happy, healthy, independent lives. The success of this programme could not be denied and as a result, legislation began to change and independent living units were set up in every orphanage for the disabled across Belarus.
When they have completed all the stages they then have to pass an evaluation that will state whether they are fit to live independently. On gaining this right they then attend a professional college where they will learn a trade arming them with a qualification that will lead them to live a self sustainable, independent life.
To date, over forty young people across Belarus have gained their right to independence! They live across the country in different cities and towns, working in all trades from hospitality to plastering, to art and performing. A truly phenomenal achievement!!
This is where we need your help. This house will provide more resources for even greater numbers of young people to enroll in the programme. We hope to raise €2,000 to help fund the plumbing for the house. Please help us get one step closer to achieving this dream to change the lives of so many special people who deserve our support.
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Go raibh míle maith agaibh.