EU and UNICEF to launch new project aimed at prevention of institutionalisation of children (14/09/2009)
|The Project is co-funded by the European Union||The Project is co-funded by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)|
9 September 2009
Khmelnytsky Oblast State Administration, the European Union and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are starting a new project aimed at prevention of institutionalisation of children.
This new joint initiative will help children without parental care and other vulnerable children.
The initiative will be implemented in Khmelnytsky Oblast and aims to develop mechanisms for transformation of the institution-based system of state care of children without parental care into a family-based system.
The official presentation of the project will take place on 17 September 2009 at 10.00 in the premises of Khmelnytsky Oblast State Administration at the address: Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Khmelnytsky.
A press conference will be held as part of the presentation, with participation of Mr. Ivan Havchuk, Head of Khmelnytsky Oblast State Administration, Mrs. Laura Garagnani, Head of Operations of the Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine, and Mrs. Yukie Mokuo, Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine. A visit to Oblast Social Mother and Child Centre for mothers and children in difficult life circumstances is planned as part of the project launch.
During the presentation, its participants will present information on specific objectives of the project and analysis of institutionalisation of children in Ukraine. Besides, contribution of the EU, UNICEF and other international organisations to solving urgent problems of Ukrainian children will be discussed.
The project is titled "Development of Gatekeeping Policies and Systems for Institutionalized and Other Vulnerable Children" and will continue for two years.
The project will be implemented in partnership with Ukrainian and international civic and charitable organisations. Representatives of international organisations ‘Hope and Homes for Children’ and ‘EveryChild’ will share experience of social work with vulnerable families and children in Ukraine during the presentation.
Fore more detailed information and accreditation of journalists please contact:
- Maryna Babiychuk, Khmelnytsky Oblast State Administration at +380 382 765388
- Andriy Haidamashko, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine at +380 44 2302514