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Oili ja Hannu Räsänen

Christmas in Our Hearts – All Year

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Hannu & Oili Räsänen's  Christmas visit to Children's Embassy, Ukraine. Our Christmas in Ukraine is over. What did we learn? We felt this in a tangible way, as we went shopping and delivered food and Christmas presents to families. Many friends and many unknown people donated money and knitted warm presents to bring warmth and

The school year in Ukraine started beautifully

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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

How exciting!

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Text: Oili Photos: Hannu Preparing for the market Starting school is very exciting for a child who is doing it for the first time, and certainly for any pupil or teacher who is ending the summer holiday. We were told that the Children’s Embassy Team in Ukraine is not only excited but panicking, as they