Members of the automobile quests became friends with those people who are under care of Kyiv “Caritas”

Sunday, 24 June 2012, 19:55
Not long ago, the organizers of automobile quests “Dozor Lite” contacted the central “Caritas” (of Kyiv). This community (“Dozor Lite”) works successfully in Kyiv for quite a long period of time already, and so they decided to devote their quest number 100 (the anniversary one) to the protection of children and to make this event a charity with the fair and the auction of crafts created by children.
Not long ago, the organizers of automobile quests “Dozor Lite” contacted the central “Caritas” (of Kyiv). This community (“Dozor Lite”) works successfully in Kyiv for quite a long period of time already, and so they decided to devote their quest number 100 (the anniversary one) to the protection of children and to make this event a charity with the fair and the auction of crafts created by children. Halyna Lee, who manages the work with children and youth in the local “Caritas”, told: ““The Republic of SHKID” became the theme for this automobile quest; even though it is connected with the bloody period of our history, it is associated with the cult film of Hennadiy Poloka about the homeless people. While performing the search tasks, participators had the possibility to feel themselves just like “the street children” do, to see their typical hiding places. The most important goal of this quest was to provide assistance to “Caritas-Kyiv” in dealing with such children. The preparation for this event took the workers of Kyiv “Caritas” three weeks. Children and youth, together with volunteers and workers produced the real works of art with beads, drawings, junk art, etc. Those works of art were created by children who are in difficult life circumstances, the former “street children”; a couple of the simple key rings were produced by young people, who are under care of the local mobile station. The two directions of “Caritas” work were emphasized during the preview and foreword to the quest, and they are: assistance to those, who found themselves homeless on the streets, as well as, the preventive work with those children who belong to the risk group. Beginning of the child’s life on the street is, usually, just the result of bad relations within the family or overall life situation of the family. Therefore, the two directions of work, which were identified, are equally important. The eagerness of the “Dozor Lite” team should be appreciated, as “they did everything they could for the charitable component of the event to reach its success”, - the workers of Kyiv “Caritas” state. Both, for them as well as for the “Caritas”, it was the first experience of such kind. The participants of the quest started arriving at finish about midnight. The awards ceremony and the charity auction lasted until half past one am. Despite the fact that everybody was tired and it was late outside, all those who were present in the hall of “City Pub” were benevolent and active. Moreover, this event attracted the attention of journalists of the national TV channel “1+1”, who also did not remain aloof and provided financial donation as well as moral support. Funds, collected at this auction, as well as charitable donations of team- participators account for 5626 hryvnias. Those funds will be used on the needs of “the street children”, as well as, those who are in the risk group.

Reported Nadiya Chorna

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