Children's Embassy

 

Chernobyl

– Posted in: Travel Stories

The most devastating accident of all times took place in the nuclear plant 30 years ago, but the place is still being cleaned, and the human suffering goes on for generations. We were part of a small tourist group for one day’s tour. It was like crossing to another country: licences and passports were presented [...]

I’ll be Programmer and President

– Posted in: Children's blog

When I’m big, I’m going to be a programmer. I’m going to develop a game that everyone wants to play. My business will then be the best in the world. And when I have enough money, I’ll be President. Politicians can steal no more.   I’ll control everything. Pensions and wages will be decent, and there [...]

The school year in Ukraine started beautifully

– Posted in: Travel Stories

The first ringing of the school bell started the school year beautifully. Everyone was dressed nicely and carried flowers. Mothers, fathers, grandmothers and little siblings followed. Viktor and we came to see Oksana’s children. Music, speeches, poems. The first and last classes marched into their places. Finally, the biggest boy lifted the smallest girl on [...]

Excitement grows, School starts soon

– Posted in: Travel Stories

The kids in Kiev received their school clothes and gear on Thursday. The kids in Pisky, the surrounding villages and the refugee centre, today on Sunday. In the heat of the market, they fitted their clothes and shoes on, and the beautiful school gear bags were delivered in the parks. And, of course, we enjoyed [...]

Joy, hope, sorrow…

– Posted in: Travel Stories
Joy, hope, sorrow... A memorial event for those fallen took place at Maidan, the Independence Square.

Joy, hope, sorrow... A memorial event for those fallen took place at Maidan, the Independence Square. Hundreds of bereaved marched with photos and flowers in their hands. Speeches, music, prayer Our Father, ending with Amen and a sincere "Long live Ukraine". Old men shook hands with soldiers, thanking them. Some soldiers who were on leave [...]