Ukrainian Humanitarian Intiative

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About Us

The Ukrainian Humanitarian Initiative (UHI) is a voluntary, not-for-profit charitable foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for children living in orphanages and provide humanitarian aid and support for the needy children in Ukraine, the third largest country in Eastern Europe. The purpose and mission of UHI centers on providing immediate aid to those most vulnerable in Ukraine, which is a country in the midst of social upheaval and economic change as it proceeds on a sometimes difficult path towards democracy. As in most times of political and national upheaval, the children suffer the most. Also our mission is to fund professionally guided programs dealing with health, education and the prevention of abuse of children. The use of the funds donated by UHI is always earmarked for specific programs and closely monitored.

We are also looking for volunteers. Spend your time with orphan kids and explore our beautiful country. As a volunteer on this project there are going to be loads of different activities you can get involved with. You can help teach English to kids of all ages, play with the children so they gain confidence and learn to interact better with other people as well as arranging extra classes such as dance/music/drama and sports. You can also help with the day-to-day running of the orphanage, getting involved wherever help is needed. It is also really crucial to communicate the importance of protecting the environment to the children through whatever creative and informative methods you can come up with because, as time goes by, it will fall to them to really help conserve the Ukraine’s fertile plains, woodlands and National Parks. Your help for these children gives them an opportunity for a better life in the future. We have partnerships with several orphanages where you can volunteer. You have the option to work in several orphanages or spend your time in just the one. Volunteers have the option of staying with local host families.The local people are well known for their kindness and hospitality and they will help you understand their culture.