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 educational center in Uzhgorod/Ukraine is a bustling place. Over the past year hundreds of people have found comfort and rest here. Children's laughter fills the air. Early May Elke Feld (project manager) traveled to Uzghorod accompanied by Claudia Köhler...
Rocket attacks and artillery fire are shaking Ukraine. What this means for the country and the people makes us stunned and calls us to act quickly. Our Ukrainian nehemia team HO Neemia in Uzghorod plays a major role in addressing the many humanitarian challenges in...
After months of filling out applications, poring over figures and drafting concepts, our applications for financial support have been approved. Thank God! The "Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation" and "Aktion Mensch" have officially approved the funding. We were...
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...