Feldman Ecopark Centre for Psychosocial Rehabilitation opens a Health Camp for troubled children within the framework of the Take Children Away from Streets project development. Children from the Kharkiv Centre for Social and Psychological Rehabilitation of Children will rest and improve their health in it every day till the start of the next educational year. A special programme was developed for them including the psychocorrective lessons with the use of eco-therapy, educational and profession-oriented events and, of course, various games and entertainments.
“Despite their young age, these children have gone through a lot of things: many of them are from problem families, some of them encountered domestic violence. There is a risk of formation of deviant behaviour. That is why they especially need social improvement and professional psychological support,” the head of the Kharkiv Centre for Social and Psychological Rehabilitation of Children Hennadii Umanets told. “We expect that this new joint project implemented with our colleagues from Feldman Ecopark will give the most positive results, as an open-air recreation and communication with animals is the best medicine for the soul.”
The programme of the Health Camp includes excursions to all locations of Feldman Ecopark, communication with its animals, acquaintance with the fundamentals of animal soft training, teaching of riding skills and ungulate caring. Everyday training will necessarily include landscape therapy, canis therapy and other types of animal-assisted therapy, as well as various forms of art therapy including bibliotherapy and fairytale therapy. According to the experts, the latter perform diagnostic and preventive functions, as they make it possible to watch the dynamics of psychoemotional state of children and correct it softly.
“We tried to mobilize all resources of the Social and Humanitarian Multi-Complex and its projects as much as possible including Good Home, Bat Rehabilitation Center, Children’s Ecology and Nature Study Academy,” the scientific curator of the Feldman Ecopark Centre for Psychosocial Rehabilitation Borys Mykhailov told. “In addition, other NGOs and volunteers expressed their wish to become partners of our Health Camp and to do what they can to help. They are ready to give master classes, hold various events, help in children’s leisure organization.”
According to the director of the International Charitable Foundation “Oleksandr Feldman Foundation” Maksym Vodka, the Health Camp for troubled children is a kind of continuation and development of the Take Children Away from Streets project, which was launched in 2014.
“From the moment of its establishment, our Foundation has implemented a lot of programmes and projects for the rising generation. The position of its founder Oleksandr Feldman is as follows: taking care of our children we improve the future. And this new project is another brick in the foundation of these changes,” Maksym Vodka emphasized. “Thousands of children will have a rest and improve their health in Feldman Ecopark this summer. We have not just a complex rehabilitation environment here for this purpose, but also real high-level professionals. And we are ready to share our experience and resources with others to achieve our common goal – bring up a spiritually and physically healthy future of Ukraine.”
It should be reminded that the fifth season of the biggest and exclusive, absolutely free children’s health-improving and educational camp in Kharkiv region has recently started in Feldman Ecopark.