This year, on the initiative and support of the Olena Zelenska Foundation, children from foster families have the opportunity to rest together with their parents-caregivers in the Ukrainian Carpathians. With funds collected from partners, the Foundation organized a summer vacation for 1,200 children from foster families.
Separate accommodation and a special program will be developed for parents and children under 7 years old. Children from 7 to 17 years of age will rest and recover in the Artek-Bukovel camp. A total, six shifts of twelve days each are planned. Each shift consists of children from a certain region of Ukraine.
"After talking with the foster parents, we realized that the humanitarian aid that we constantly provide to children from foster families is not enough. Both children and parents need rest and recovery after the horrors of war. We at the Foundation decided that the Ukrainian Carpathians will be the best place for this. We hope that vacation in the Artek-Bukovel camp will give strength and return everyone to a happy childhood," said the director of the Olena Zelenska Foundation, Nina Horbachova.
This summer, Artek-Bukovel will be visited by foster families from six regions of Ukraine, including Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson. The first to go to the Carpathians will be 240 children with their parents-caregivers from 39 foster families of the Kharkiv Region. The first shift will start on June 2.