Festive visit to “Svyatoshinsky orphanage-boarding school”
12/28/18 employees of the Prevention Department of the Kiev Region of the International Anti-Drug Association on a festive visit went to the “Svyatoshinsky orphanage-boarding school”, where children with Down syndrome and autism live and acquire skills and knowledge.
As the volunteers themselves say , this meeting was incredibly inspiring and motivating. Most of all, the guests were struck by the frankness and sincerity of the children, they met the employees of the Organization as old friends, began to engage them and get to know them, and some even heard the cherished “daddy” in their direction.
At almost 3:00, the children played with volunteers, drew together, assembled puzzles, sang songs with a guitar, gave gifts to each other (and the children’s drawings brought the volunteers much more sincere joy than all the numerous gifts presented by the volunteers). In the end, the new friends consolidated their new acquaintance with a common photo and exchanged phone numbers.
This meeting was of great importance not only for children, but also for the volunteers of the International Anti-Drug Association themselves. In the future, volunteers plan to come to the boarding school more often, bring them gifts (and the children have already ordered a lot of them), sing songs, play games and communicate. It is also planned to hold a joint meeting of inmates of the boarding school and those recovering from the disease of chemical addiction, who are undergoing a psychosocial rehabilitation program at the IAA institutions.
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