Exhibit of portraits of disadvantaged children presented in Ternopil

Sunday, 19 February 2012, 16:22
A photography exhibition “Happiness Is...?” about disadvantaged children and young people, who for over 10 years have been cared for by the international charitable foundation Caritas Ukraine, will open on February 20 in Ternopil. The exhibit, consisting of dozens of photos, will be presented at the Peremoha Ukrainian House from February 20 to March 5.
A photography exhibition “Happiness Is...?” about disadvantaged children and young people, who for over 10 years have been cared for by the international charitable foundation Caritas Ukraine, will open on February 20 in Ternopil. The exhibit, consisting of dozens of photos, will be presented at the Peremoha Ukrainian House from February 20 to March 5. “Each photo is a portrait of a child who for some reason lives in difficult circumstances,” said Nadia Chorna, manager of communications of Caritas. “These are children from disadvantaged and low-income families, orphans, children of migrant workers. They dream, learn, smile, truly rejoice over things and people who surround them, they know what happiness is.” The project is aimed at drawing the attention of the public, media and government to the problems of children in difficult life circumstances. Nadia Chorna said that according to the publication Komsomolskaya Pravda, today in Ukraine there are about 136,000 children growing up in 60,000 disadvantaged families. Every tenth child in Ukraine is homeless. Every second homeless child regularly uses alcohol and drugs. Many homeless children earn a living by stealing and prostitution. A UNICEF study shows that 10 percent of homeless children are illiterate, and others have a level of knowledge that does not corresponds to their age. The photography exhibition has visited Lviv, and soon will make its way to Khmelnytskyi, Kolomyia, Kyiv and Donetsk.  

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