A complete of 53 Ukrainian minors will arrive in Valencia this Thursday to spend Christmas hosted by Valencian households and relaxation from the chilly and the warfare throughout the month and a half they are going to be in Spain, because of the Juntos Por la Vida Foundation program.
The girls and boys, between the ages of 6 and 12, left this Monday by bus from their cities and cities situated within the areas of Ivankiv, close to the border with Belarus and Chernovil, and from Kharkiv, an space closely affected by the warfare.
The president of the Valencian NGO, Clara Arnal, explains that 10 months have handed because the starting of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the scenario “continues to be tough as a result of alarms, the curfews, and the menace continues.” In addition, he provides that they should reside underneath “the chilly and the shortage and shortage of power” since there are days once they solely have 4 hours of electrical energy they usually additionally undergo from the shortage of means to go to high school, to proceed with education though be on-line.
For this cause, he emphasizes that the Ukrainian households of those little ones will be capable of relaxation straightforward, since their kids might be nicely cared for throughout the subsequent month and a half, welcomed by households from the Valencian Community, who’re ready for them with “nice enthusiasm”.
“Christmas in Peace”
“For most of them, it’s their first foster care expertise. They have already ready garments and college provides, as a result of a few of them go to high school right here, even when it’s only for a couple of weeks, and they will work together with their kids and associates,” says Arnal, who stresses that “will probably be an expertise for everybody, kids and households, and likewise a respite for fathers and moms who keep in Ukraine understanding that their kids might be secure and sound throughout this time.”
In this fashion, because of this system of this humanitarian group, these minors will spend “a Christmas in peace, removed from warfare and chilly, and with the heat and affection of their Valencian households.”
“We hope that the scenario reverses, that this atrocity modifications and ends, and that every one the kids can return to their properties and discover a nation just like the one they’d earlier than the warfare, a rustic that seemed to Europe, with a future and, above all, , a rustic at peace”, confides Arnal.
Together for Life continues to deliver humanitarian help to villages and cities in Ukraine and a truck has simply arrived from Valencia with every kind of help, clothes, blankets, meals, medication, amongst others, and electrical turbines for Irpin, all from donations and contributions financial.
Tablets are additionally being collected for on-line courses from Ivankiv college students who can’t go to colleges in particular person, since they don’t have shelters within the present warfare scenario and 200 stoves might be supplied to needy households within the two Ukrainian areas.