The NGO neemiya Ukraine is strongly committed to the development of the whole region. The main focus is on children and young people, especially orphans, children from poor backgrounds or with special needs, Roma and currently also fugitives.
The website of the Ukrainian nehemia team can be found here:
Size: 603,700 sq qkm
Population: ca. 46 Mio.
Team Leader Tetiana Machabeli
Aid Projects of NGO neemiya Ukraine
Every year, over 1,400 children take part in the multi-day Explorer Camps in summer, where children and young people are supported in their personal development and encouraged in a playful way.
The first Montessori kindergarten in the region not only promotes the spiritual and social development of the individual children, but also focuses on early character training and the individual support of individual interests and talents.
Many war refugees from the east of the country come to the region around Uzhgorod. Their accompaniment, support and integration have become increasingly important in recent years.
In Ukraine, children with an increased need for support receive only limited state support. The team in Uzhgorod helps affected families through support and training and promotes the inclusion of children in everyday social life.
The nehemia center is used all year round for training courses and seminars. We focus on offers for parents of children with an increased need for support, training for foster families and people who work or live with orphans. There are also pedagogical training courses and advanced training courses for employees and leaders of church congregations.
With the support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the first inclusive primary school in the region is being built, based on Montessori pedagogy methods.
Aid for Orphans
“Transcarpathia without orphans” is the name of the project that is working to make orphanages superfluous in the region. Instead, orphans are integrated into foster families, which are accompanied, trained and supported over the years.
News from Ukraine
by Tetiana Machabeli During my childhood, I never met an orphan or handicapped child in kindergarten or school. I never came across them in the streets or elsewhere either. I had only read about such people in books. We had a Gypsy family as neighbours. We played with...
Several aid shipments from Franconia made their way to Ukraine again this summer. We are so grateful that Avid & Hanni Feldhoff of „Oase Hersbruck“ and Friedrich Dorsch of „Lasst uns gehen“ in Heiligenstatt and their staff make these shipments possible again and...
Uzhgorod/Ukraine: The nehemia team is supporting the project of the Ukrainian nehemia team to start an elementary school in Uzhgorod in 2018 which is based upon Montessori pedagogy. Target groups are especially children from marginal groups: Roma families, orphans,...
In the meantime, there are two age groups, as well as children with special needs, who are being integrated, and expansion of the program is being seriously considered. Fortunately, the development program of the United Nations (UNPD) will support the further...
Of the 1,100 children that took part in the nehemia summer camp this year, approximately 170 were refugee children and orphans due to the war. Additionally 160 orphaned children living in foster families or foster homes participated. We very much want to thank all...
Ever since war broke out in March 2014, the Ukrainian nehemia team has played a vital role in the region of Transcarpathia, tackling the diverse humanitarian challenges the region faces due to the influx of refugees from Eastern Ukraine. Care packages, temporary...