As a result of russian aggression in Ukraine, over 10,000 children became orphans, more than 5 million children had to move abroad, and more than 3 million children were forced to leave their homes to survive and resettled in other regions of Ukraine. Children are deprived of full parental attention, love, usual living conditions, and the opportunity to communicate with peers and continue their studies. Most of the children from the temporarily occupied territories suffer from a lack of care and a sense of at least relative safety.
Raising Funds for Children Rehabilitation Camp
To help children in need, NGO Kids of Ukraine together with Stepico, now joined by N-iX Game & VR Studio, created an NFT art project to raise funds for the children’s stay at a psychological rehabilitation camp.
Organized by Kids of Ukraine and Dobry Brat (Good Brother) charitable foundation, the “SviTY” (Worlds) psychological rehabilitation camp was created within the first days of the Russian invasion. The main idea of the camp is to create a safe space for living and recovery for children and their mothers. Each child has the opportunity to attend group and individual work with psychologists, restorative communication practices, English classes, handmade workshops, excursions, quests, sports entertainment, acting skills, sound therapy, etc.
At the current project stage, artists from Stepico and N-iX Game & VR Studio are creating original 2D and 3D paintings based on IDP children’s drawings of imaginary or real animals. The finished pieces of art will be sold in the NFT format, and all collected funds will be spent on children’s recovery and further development of rehabilitation camps.
Kids of Ukraine have big plans to host up to 10,000 children in the program. In the current format, attendance by one child costs $350. If we secure stable and powerful funding, we will be able to host many more children and offer them a peaceful place to stay during the war. We have already learned how to scale the program, and now it works in Ternopil, Khmelnytskyi, Vinnytsia, and Lviv.
The program even expanded abroad, since the fact that a child managed to cross the border does not necessarily mean they are in normal condition. The Kids of Ukraine team is now in Germany, making the first camp for children of war. We also plan to work with children in Poland, Great Britain, the USA, and other countries.
We all understand that no one who saw the war will ever forget it, but we want to help make sure that these memories do not spoil the lives of young Ukrainians. We have to raise kind, happy, and smart children.
How to Join the Initiative?
The initiative needs 2D and 3D artists who are ready to transform children’s creative drawings into NFT art on a charitable basis. We invite both individual specialists and studios to join the project since the more such artworks we’ll produce, the more opportunities for the organization to achieve the set goal.
If you want to become a sponsor of children’s recovery at the rehabilitation camp, you can purchase one of the unique NFTs or donate directly to the Kids of Ukraine charitable foundation. To coordinate a large-scale donation, contact Artem Mazur, Managing Director of NGO Kids of Ukraine, at email@example.com.
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