Chernobyl Children's Project (UK)

Chernobyl Children's Project (UK)

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Chernobyl Children's Project (UK)

Chernobyl Children's Project (UK) supports children and families living in the regions of Belarus contaminated by the nuclear accident of 1986 by providing recuperative holidays, delivering aid; offering training and funding palliative care.

Founded 1995

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is the creation of a better future for the children of Belarus

    We seek to improve the life chances of children whose lives have been affected by the Chernobyl disaster by:

    • offering training in many aspects of child care and development
    • working to change the attitudes of the authorities to children with disabilities and providing models of better care and education for disabled children
    • purchasing medicines for children with cancer when these are not available in Belarus
    • providing palliative care and working with the authorities to improve the level of care and make it more widely available
    • providing recuperative holidays for children with families in the UK
    • organising holidays for disabled children from orphanages in ‘clean’ parts of Belarus
    • delivering humanitarian aid to schools, social centres and family associations

  • Aims

    Chernobyl Children's Project (UK) aims to:

    • To increase opportunities in Belarus for children with special needs; improve public attitudes; promote integrated education; deliver training; provide support for returning disabled children to their birth families.
    • To raise awareness in the UK about the significance of the ongoing effects of low level radiation from the disaster and the need for continuing support for the children of the region
    • To support the development of palliative care for children and adults throughout Belarus
    • To expand the number of children we bring to Britain for recuperative holidays, with a particular focus on children who have had cancer, especially the very young and older teenagers.
    • To support the government’s planned closure of orphanages by offering training to promote the best possible level of care for the children moved into families or small homes
  • Overview

    Established: July 1995

    Registered Charity Number: 1059832

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 200

    Phone number: 01457 863534

    Address: Kinder House, Fitzalan Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7DL

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