Having stayed away from Ukraine because of the troubles there for the last few years, some of us at FYP have decided we must go and pay a visit to our project out there. During the last week of March seven of us will fly out for a five day visit to our project, educating 47 disabled men at Kalinovka orphanage. We will also visit the Happy Village to see the progress being made there. The Happy Village was set up by Happy Child Ukraine and represents the ideal ‘next stage’ in caring for our project members.
The Happy Village is slowly being built to accommodate families who foster people from the state run orphanages, giving them a real chance at family life. It was founded by Happy Child, the charity we have been working with in Ukraine for many years now.
FYP continues of course to support our group of men – see latest photos below – but will now also donate some funds to the Happy Village project.
We will report back with more photos on our return!
Vinca & Clare & all at FYP
Marina the FYP sponsored educator.
Our wonderful project members!
FYP is delighted to be selected by Fundraiser Services to receive donations from their Charity Bag collections.
Look out for the bags which will be delivered to homes all over Kent!
Should you have any queries regarding the charity collections please call Fundraising Services :
FYP is very happy to continue supporting the Kent Film Foundation and their work with local teenagers.
Go and see their latest production!
The new carer started working with our 47 boys and men in the Autumn. Her name is Sophia and both Clare and I have met her, myself several times. She is just lovely; always laughing and joking, kind and attentive to her pupils. She is just one of ‘those’ people that seems to have abounding energy and always able to see the funny side. In our opinion a perfect Teacher/Mentor/Friend for our men & boys.
We enjoy so much to read her monthly reports which contain the names of the men, how many hours they have spent in class and a summary of their activities. Here is a direct translation of the report for Igor:
Football, crafts, paper, gofrobumagi, checkers, writing in a notebook, the study of the New Year poems and crafts out of paper for the new year
Here is a picture of Sophia with the men and further pictures of their activities;
Thank you for your continued support with this class which would not exist without FYP donations and your standing orders!
All at FYP are delighted to announce a new project collaborating with Refugee Community Kitchen helping to feed over 2000 children & adults DAILY at the refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk.
More information will follow soon but in the meantime if you want to support the kitchen feeding people over Christmas please donate through our ‘Donate’ page on this website.
We are of course also still supporting our children and adults in Kalinovka, Ukraine over Christmas and beyond!
Thank You and have a wonderful Christmas!
Here are some of the latest pictures and films of Natasha’s Class in Kalinovka, Ukraine. These 47 men had no one to teach them until FYP sponsored Natasha. She is now kept going by our supporters generous monthly donations and also other fundraising activities.
Natasha, with our help, has changed these men’s lives immeasurably. Well done Natasha!
Natasha told us the men need socks and plastic cups (not throw away sort). If anyone would like to send us some please send them to :
FYP, 47 Duncan Road, Ramsgate, Kent, CT119QH
Ramsgate is hosting the FYP Bus Gallery for the next three days for the Ramsgate Front Festival. The festival has three music stages and a kids area where you can find the bus (at the bottom of the multi-coloured painted steps). The Bus Gallery is showing On a Day Trip, an exhibition of photos taken by people from FYP and Porchlight homelessness charity.
See you there!
The Walk Home – Kevin Borlase
Kevin Runs – Vinca Petersen
Suki – Kevin Borlase