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
The year 2020 was the year of "shaking" for our team in Ukraine. It was a difficult year for so many. Here in Ukraine, Covid has brought much hardship and suffering to families and communities. Many of us on staff at Nehemiah have fallen ill with Covid. One of our...
As part of our "Corona Solidarity Program", our Ukrainian nehemia team brought food and Corona education materials to children and their families in a nearby Roma village. They met the nine-year-old, deaf and dumb Eduard. His unmarried mother has two other children by...
"Star moments" in Ukraine - Brothers Vladislav and Oleksiy (14 and 15 years old), orphans from the Transcarpathian region, have been living with their elderly grandmother for several years. The mother died during a surgery when they were 5 and 6 years old. The...
Our team from the Ukraine reports about a special kind of care. During the last delivery of relief supplies, a family with 9 children (mostly orphans) received a pair of boots. At the first fitting, they surprisingly found 2000 DM in them. The children first used the...
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...