Chernobyl children have Clarenbridge locals to thank for giving them a new ‘Home of Hope’ as part of Chernobyl Children International’s de-institutionalisation programme.
On December 13, orphaned or abandoned children along with their foster parents received the keys to their new home in one of the most impoverished areas of the Chernobyl regions.
Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International (CCI ) has pioneered a de-institutionalisation programme in Belarus and is the leading organisation to develop this extraordinary project to change lives and give many orphaned or abandoned children a way out of institutions and a new sense of hope for the future.
The overall concept of ‘Homes of Hope’ results in breaking the cycle of abandonment and deinstitutionalising these children. Through this programme every child will go onto achieve their fullest potential in the safety and security of their own home.
“In the run up to the 28th Anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster this year, we take this special opportunity to thank the people of Clarenbridge and surrounding areas, for their endless support and generous donations over the last five years,” says Martina Kinane, chairperson of the Claren Home of Hope Project. “This is an extraordinary achievement and we thank you for making a dream come through for the children who can now call a home their own.”
Visit www.chernobyl-international.com for any information on Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International’s de-institutionalisation programme or on the many volunteering opportunities within the organisation.