30 days – is it a big period or not? We would say: this period is enough! Enough for more than three hundred children from three Kherson Oblast boarding schools to write letters to Saint Nickolas. Enough to process all of them, systematize them and to start a challenging and diligent work on searching of Wonderworkers in reality… Those, who will stop at nothing to fulfill a child’s dream! And here it is – the fairy tale started to fulfill – we set out on our journey on December 18th! Join the club to recollect all those feelings and emotions!Read
What is the reason of the Social Orphanhood in Kherson and Kherson Oblast? Why the boarding institutions have stopped being “orphanages” – only 3% of orphans are brought up in such kind of institutions around the whole Kherson Oblast. Though, these institutions are not even “orphanages” according to their definitions – they are special, sanatory, specialized. But do you happen to know that only 20 out of 100 boarders are never taken back home? And 97% of all the boarders of such kind of institutions are children with parents, and even parents that are not deprived of parental rights! Why is that? These and many other sharp questions were tried to be answered during the round table of Kherson State Oblast Administration, dedicated to the definition of the Social Oprhanhood’s problems, their solvation and prevention on December 27th.Read
Starting from the middle of November, we gathered more than 300 letters from the boarders of the boarding institutions of Kherson and Kherson Oblast, addressed to St. Nickolas in which they described themselves and their good deeds, and also shared their dearest wishes that only St. Nickolas the Wonderworker can turn into reality. And would you like to become St. Nickolas? Making the wonderful tale and New Year wonder come true is tirelessly being performed by members of KWU- assistants of Saint Nickolas and active Kherson folks and Facebook users.
A social run of an unreal dancing and acrobatic play for children and adults “It was probably for real?”, inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann “The Nutcracker”, which was held on the stage of the Oblast Palace for Children and Youth on December 9th, presented a holiday of unforgettable feelings for 700 spectators. Due to the support of Kherson Women Union and Kherson Oblast Charity Fund of Ievhen Ryshchuk the New Year fairy-tale of such a level was seen by children from the furthest villages of Kherson Oblast, small boarders of Oblast boarding institutions and Kherson children with disabilities. The organizers of the play were the authors and producers of the performance - Family Center “PRIDE” and Studio of Sport Poledancing “Kostrikova Pole Sport”.
How is it to hear that you have cancer and not to give up? Does pain remit after a loss of relatives? Where should you find strength when it seems that cancer is unstoppable? Organizers and executives of the social medical program “Kherson and Kherson Oblast choose health” have “laid their cards on the table” about the personal motivation and personal fight for life during the press-conference.
Social program “Kherson and Kherson Oblast choose health” has already been working. Who made it real, who can become its participant and how to adapt the experience – read on..Read
Kherson Women Union continues to promote and implement ideas of coaching in Kherson and Kherson Oblast by introducing pilot projects, having adapted them to the most recent reforms of boarding institutions. At the end of August Kherson Women Union announced the start of work on a new program, having chosen the corporate coaching as a focus, which is a common practice in the developed European countries. What is the corporate coaching and whether it is real to find enterprises and companies in Kherson that are ready to give the opportunity to orphaned children, that are deprived of parental care, or from families with deprived backgrounds, to receive a new important experience and useful skills of self-presentation, to serve an apprenticeship, and, finally, find a worthy entry-level position?Read
On September 28th, 2018 the activists and the inspirers of the renovation of Kherson heart – Swan’s Lake – told about changes for the better in the project of this civil venue restoration coming true in the café-theatre of Kherson Oblast Academic Music and Drama Theatre named after Mykola Kulish.Read
A story of a happy childhood is created by adults – Mother and Father. Mainly they fill in the child’s life with care, love and warmth by opening their own hearts. But the sad statistics says that there are more than 106,000 children in our country, which are growing up in the boarding institutions without parental warmth.Read
Kherson’s Svoboda Square turned into the floral kingdom of nymphs on August 01st, 2018. They came for the first time to join the International Flashmob of Feminity – with flowers, in light colorful dresses, hand in hand with their girl-friends, mothers and daughters – in order to remind the whole world that peace, beauty and humanness are the guarantee of happiness.Read
Magnificent, fairylike and genuinely popular fest “Ivana Kupala”, organized by Kherson Women Union with the support of Ievhen Ryshchuk’s Fund, has gathered more than 4 thousand quests in the favorite haunt – the equestrian club “Grand Prix”. This year the holiday’s table of events was rich for mystic and sacred peculiarities and it amazed the guests from different corners of Ukraine with antiquities sensitivity, exquisite flair, wisdom of experiencing, entertainments and arty-crafty master-classes, rampageous test-drive and the beauty-contest “Kupalska Mavka” finale!Read
For two consecutive years now, Ice-cream Festival “Ice-cream Feast”, organized by our constant partner SEC “Fabrica”, brings unforgettable experience to Kherson children. This year the ice-cream holiday was presented to 125 paternalized children of Kherson Women Union.Read
“Ivana Kupala” holiday, an extraordinary family festival of Ukrainian charm and traditions, organized by Kherson Women Union with the support of Ievhen Ryshchuk’s Fund, will take place for the third time already in a picturesque place of Kherson - the equestrian center “Grand Prix” on July 7th, 2018. In 2018 we are expecting more than 5,000 guests for whom we have prepared lots of interesting things and entertainments!Read
Historical decisions for Kherson’s Lebedinka were taken on XXI session of the City Council. As of now, one of the most important locations of Kherson center has got its status, a holder of the books and funds for the construction documentation development. We spoke to the city Deputy Elena Mazur on the matter and not just that.Read
Children’s Day with Kherson Women Union is traditionally held especially fairylike and in grand style. The equestrian center Grand Prix, that so amiably played host for children from all the regions of Kherson and Kherson Oblast, experienced such a great wave of children’s laughter, non-stop joy and sincere amazement for the second time.Read
Progress is not standing still. We have learnt to produce batteries, plastic, diapers and lots of other things that made our life more comfortable, but we haven’t learnt to utilize all this after its usage. Anyway, the issue of waste segregation, treatment and utilization stays unsolved in Ukraine. Refuse dumps are overwhelmed with things that just cannot even be thrown onto the ground, as they evolve toxicant substances, that after a while get in a human body, causing horrible diseases. We consume a lot, but don’t think about own health and what kind of the Earth we are going to leave to our children. It is high time to tell “Stop!” to ourselves and do the rethinking on environmental treatment.Read
On April 26th there was held a meeting of Architectural-Urban Council in the great hall of Kherson City Council dedicated to presentation of the preliminary design of Swan’s Lake renewal in Kherson. The speaker was the author of the rough project – designer Artur Aymetov.Read
What is the highest temperature fixed in Kherson? Or do you know how to play “the Red Hood”? How many songs can you recollect about rain, clouds, fog and frost? Will you be able to sing them in front of the jury and a hundred of audience? Will you be able to recognize a velocity measuring instrument?... We, Kherson Women Union, dived into a high-minded atmosphere of a childish enthusiasm, competitiveness and creative competitions as well by supporting and attending the climate quest-game that took place on 12th April at the premises of Kherson Hydrometeorological College. We will tell you how it went on!Read
Representatives of authorities, public organizations, creative Youth and journalists gathered in Cafe-Theater of Regional Academic Music and Drama Theater named after Mykola Kulish on Aptril 18th to witness a ceremonial event – awarding of representatives of socially oriented charity, patronship and volunteering. This year 36 applications from Kherson Oblast were filed to the Organizing Committee of National Competition “Charitable Ukraine”. The jury chose 4 winners and 8 laureates on the regional stage. Who are they, this charity providers?Read
Center of Social-Psychological Rehabilitation for Children of Kherson City Council – this long title conceives the possibility for four-five dozens of children to receive shelter, protection and help in complex vital circumstances… The Center is located in 15 minutes’ drive from Kherson. We met these children not once in Kherson, entertained them at Shopping and Recreation Center “Fabrika”. Though, on 6 April we visited them ourselves with presents from all Kherson folks…Read
The colors of European Union were waving at intervals at Kherson Regional Library named after Oles Gonchar on 24 – 25 March. Session of the project planning “Kherson Prospects” was held there that presented EU programs for 100 billion euros. Representatives of Kherson Women Union and a team of young activists headed by Valerii Borzhkov, who pushed forward the reconstruction of Swan’s Lake in Kherson also attended the session. Why? Go on reading in our article.Read
Soft blurred lighting, light jazz music, gigantic flower compositions of incredible beauty, ladies in evening gowns… On the fifteenth day of March Restaurant Mozart took in guests of one of the most distinguished events of our city - Spring Reporting Conference of Kherson Women Union.Read