Repairs in the recreation room for children

Repairs in the recreation room for children

In the end of the last year a group of volunteers from Almaz church devoted their 3 days to make repairs in the recreation room for the elder boys who are staying at Kyiv Social and Psychological Rehabilitation Center #1 for children and orphans who lost parental care. The room condition was very bad: holes in the walls made by some blows, broken slopes, damaged paint on the walls. Our team covered the walls with drywall, plastered the damage and after preparing the surface of the walls, – painted the walls in a pleasant warm color instead of hospital green.

Before

After

The boys’ first reaction to the arrival of the guests was also joyful (as the room was in a very poor condition), though indifferent at the same time. On the third day of the volunteers’ stay, the guys started to communicate, talked, helped to repair and did not want to let our team go!

Older children are the most difficult to influence and communicate. But, at the same time, if you find an approach, when you win authority, you can become close friends who can give the guys a new look at their way of life, God, and relationships with people. During our stay in the center, we witnessed escapes and returns, fights and difficulties in communication, tears and offenses. The greatest dream of this year for our team is to find an older friend for each of the 12 boys who are living there. These friends will continue to communicate and help these guys in their future.

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