A mentoring project for orphans in Ukraine “One hope” has summed up work for six months.
Most of the mentoring is developing in the city of Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Mykolayiv, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Sumy, Vinnytsia, Lviv, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy and Zaporizhzhya regions. Since 2009, the project “One hope” covered 1 490 orphans, reports the Christian megaportal invictory.com.
For six months in the service involved a partnership of 33 non-profit organization, has trained 118 trainers to mentors, 120 specialists in the preparation of the child for mentoring, and 66 specialists in the business of mentor candidates.
Also developed a prototype of the all-Ukrainian Online Mentoring Platform that will be motivational and expert resource for mentors and specialists and to create a map of current contacts in all social services Centres of Ukraine. Now, thanks to this everyone can find a phone Center in your city and apply there.
“The success of mentoring depends on many factors. Requires a sufficient number of specialists and coaches. They need to gain the knowledge of program implementation. Need for coordinated work between NGOs and state structures, — noted in the Ministry. And we for example see that it is possible, because half of Ukraine began to implement mentoring. The right resources to the promotion, creation and printing of a huge number of materials. Needed citizens who want to be mentors. Need leaders in institutions who wish changes in the lives of children.”
12 July 2016 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the first reading the bill on mentors for children-orphans. 6 October 2016 the President of Ukraine signed the Law №1504-VIII regarding mentoring.
According to the bill provides for a mentoring agreement between the mentor and the administration of institutions for children-orphans. A mentor can be an adult, able-bodied man passed a course of special training.
Control over observance of the rights of children will implement services for children. In case of a threat to the health and life of the child, the guardianship authority decides to immediately take a child from the coach and terminate the contract on mentoring.