Support for Deinstitutionalization reform
In Ukraine, about 108,000 children are in boarding schools. However, most of them have parents or one of them, only 8% of children living in orphanages are orphan. In summer of 2017, the reform of deinstitutionalization (DI) was launched, which aims to support and preserve families, as well as the creation of alternative forms of care.
Why is it important to know and talk about reform? The boarding school usually has 100 to 300 children, 6-16 in one room. On average, a group of 20 people has one educator who is physically unable to give children all the nonmaterial and intangible things they need.
Each of us can imagine how a child feels when they do not receive care, love and attention, because we were all children once.
Therefore, giving them the opportunity to be raised in a family or a version as close as possible to family is an extremely important task.