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Project "Rehabilitation IDPs parents and childrens in Ivano-Frankivsk region "Childhood territory"

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Malcolm Phillips (Fairfax, USA)


Date: August, 2016 - until today (open)

IDPs –internally displaced persons

Lugansk, Donetsk - eastern regions of Ukraine under the control of pro-Russian rebels. Since April 2014 Ukraine holds in these areas anti-terrorist operation. Approximately 2 million people became internally displaced persons

Crimea - in March 2014 the southern territory of Ukraine which was annexed by Russia

Purpose: organization of spare time activities and rest camps for IDPs children and teenagers  from ATO territories who live in Ivano-Frankivsk region including psychological rehabilitation with art-therapy, different master-classes and excursions to interesting places. Tasks:

- Organization on permanent basis spare time activities for IDPs children in Ivano-Frankivsk region;

- Organization of psychological help and correction for IDPs children in Ivano-Frankivsk;

- Organization of interesting rest by creating winter and summer camps for IDPs camps in Ivano-Frankivsk;

- Organization of educational and entertaining excursions for IDPs children in Ivano-Frankivsk.

Short Project Summary:

Project offers organization of spare time activities with elements of psychological correction for IDPs children from ATO territories who live in Ivano-Frankivsk.

We offer following activities during the project:

Art-therapy – psychological correction with painting;

Handmade master classes for creating toys, adornments etc;

Photo and video shooting master class;

Computer skills master class: graphic and office software;

Organization and holding educational and entertaining excursions in Ivano-Frankivsk region.

Holding these activities will allow to organize psychological rehabilitation among IDPs children in Ivano-Frankivsk and organize spending their spare time with high-qualified specialists. 

Situation to be solved by project

After two years of war at the East of Ukraine almost nothing has been done at state level for adaptation of IDPs at the new homes and especially in Ivano-Frankivsk region.

Western Ukraine positively accepted first wave of migration from Crimea. Second wave was accepted not so warm and last waves of IDPs from Donbas region irritate local population. At the very beginning some NGOs organized master classes and trainings for children but for the moment there is almost no systematic activities in Ivano-Frankivsk region.

Next priority after helping children is support of their parents, displaced from ATO territories because their psychological health is very important for children psychological state. For the moment the biggest problem for them is communication.

Parents are busy all the time and have no free time for communication with children. They also have no money to spend time with their children at excursion etc.

When we had our summer camp for children some of their parents told us that we have shown to children during 2 weeks more then they have seen for the last 2 years.

Psychologists came to conclusion that whole situation with war resulted in stress among parents the same way as among children.

Children spend almost all of their time in PC, tablet, phone and internet and they are indifferent. They have almost no contacts with local children and other IDPs children.

The first thing we understood in our work with IDPs is that we need to support their social activity for proper adaptation within their new local society.
Solving these problems is the main purpose of our project.

Project target groups

IDPs children from ATO territories in Ivano-Frankivsk – 200

Parents of IDPs children from ATO territories in Ivano-Frankivsk – 200

While planning this project we collected ideas of IDPs and their children. Our organization distributes humanitarian aid and we meet them during such distributions.

We also organized the camp from July 11-th till August 5-th 2016 in Ivano-Frankivsk for children of IDPs and we have a lot of requests for such camp in 2017-2018.

Project realization plan

Stage 1. Creating leisure center for IDPs children in Ivano-Frankivsk.

Stage 2. HoldinghandmademasterclassesamongIDPschildrenandteenagers.

Stage 3. Master classes concerning photo and video shooting among IDPs teenagers in Ivano-Frankivsk.

Stage 4. Master classes for teaching graphic and office software.

Етап 5. Visual art therapy – psychological help by painting.

Stage 6. Creating summer daytime camp for IDPs children from ATO territories who live in Ivano-Frankivsk.

Stage 7: active rest for IDPs parents and children by organization of common excursions in Ivano-Frankivsk region.


- about 100 teenagers IDPs will participate trainings and handmade;

- about 50 teenagers IDPs will graduate computer;

-  about 50 IDPs will participate photo workshops and online exhibition;

- 100 IDPs will visit psychological rehabilitation by paiting and consulting, etc.

- 60 children will attend summer health camp

- 150-200 parents refugees will get psychological advice concerning their kids and will be able to spend time with them more often

Resources’ provision for project realization:

We have an office in Ivano-Frankivsk” Hetman Mazepa street 135. This office has furniture and computers. We also have 7 computers we can use to teach teenagers (though these computers would require some upgrade)


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