Upon request from the local authorities in Transnistria, we recently packed and dispatched a container of materials to the region. This contained the likes of wheelchairs, medical equipment and so on. Whilst we do this simply to help out any and all that we can - and your continued support enables us to do these things - the local people have been very pleased. The following is an item from the local TV news about the container and about us!
See below for a transcript of the audio, courtesy of our translator, Pasha.
Humanitarian aid for people with special health needs has arrived in Tiraspol. Children and adults will receive wheelchairs, walkers and mattresses free of charge.In such a difficult time, this is a huge help for people with disabilities. They will be able to move, and this is very important. Irish volunteers have been supporting Transnistrians for 15 years. Assistance is provided to boarding schools, rehabilitation centers, and medical institutions. The delivery was supervised by the Supreme Council. Sergey Cheban: the charity Foundation was founded by Irish citizens who fell in love with our Republic. I with full responsibility saying this because they sponsor one of the houses in Glinoe , create workplaces and in this emergency situation, they offered to help. Now the inventory is stored in the warehouse of the new Republican sports and rehabilitation center for the disabled. The assistance will be distributed by the Ministry of social protection and labor.
Established in 2001, Vision of Good Hope is a charity which is making a difference to the lives of many people, particularly children, in one of the poorest regions in Eastern Europe.
Based in Northern Ireland the charity owns and operates an orphanage situated in rural Transnistria (a separatist region in the country of Moldova) where we:
To us, our orphanage is known as the House of Hope, but locally it is known as the Red Roofs (or more accurately, красные крыши!) due to its distinctive appearance within the local surroundings.