“HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR IDPs AND THE LOCAL POPULATION OF THE Zaporizhzhzhia region”
Between September 2016 and June 2017 the project benefited 3,824 beneficiaries (including 3,616 adults and 208 children). The project continues its work in the Zaporozhzhia region to this day.
As part of the project the Public Center for Population Assistance was set up in Zaporizhzhzhia city, where the population who suffered from the conflict, as well as people who found themselves in difficult life circumstances can apply. The “Public Center for Assistance to the Population” in Zaporizhzhzhia provides free legal and psychological counseling, social workers, employment specialists, reclassification courses and cache-grant programs for IDPs.
The mobile group of the center regularly works in the Zaporozhzhia region, including small and hard-to-reach settlements. During mobile trips to the settlements of the Zaporizhzhzhia region systemic assistance is provided by our specialists.
Also within the framework of the project are the Children’s Development Spaces in Zaporozhzhia and the city of Berdyansk, Zaporozhzhia region.
- Children have the opportunity to play, learn, receive psycho-emotional support,Boys and girls develop their skills, while their parents have the opportunity to seek work, take care of their health or solve other important issues.
The components of the project are gradually being supplemented and improved, taking into account the needs and requirements of people who seek help.
Thanks to feedback from the beneficiaries the course “Transformation” was developed. Participants in this course were female housewives of different ages, young mothers who completely forgot about themselves after domestic chores.
The project’s psychologists developed a one-week program of self-development training. At the final session participants were able to use the services of professional make-up artists, hairdressers and were invited to a professional photo shoot.
The project is implemented in partnership with the non-governmental organization PAH (Polish Humanitarian Action) with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland as part of the Polish development cooperation program.