Ukraine relief delivery reaches boarding school

Together with police partners, KOLPING Ukraine brought a humanitarian transport to the southern Ukrainian Oblast of Mykolaiv, around 260 kilometres south of Kiev, last weekend. The van was carrying around two tonnes of relief supplies.

The destination of the transport was a boarding school for children with mental disabilities and special needs in Pervomaysk. The 135 children and young people there were not only delighted to receive food, fresh fruit, clothes and shoes. Also on board were lots of sweets and toys that children from the Kolping Centre Oituz in Romania had lovingly donated to them for World Children’s Day.

And so the joy was immense: the boarding school children enthusiastically helped with the unloading, looked at the presents from Romania and enjoyed lots of chocolate and sweets along the way. The boarding school management sent a big thank you to all those involved and donors of the humanitarian delivery: “These children have a difficult childhood – especially now, at such a difficult time for the whole country.” That is why it is so important that they can rejoice wholeheartedly. Many four-legged animals also benefited from the Kolping transport: the delivery included about 100 kg of cat and dog food for a local animal shelter.