The series of one-day trainings called "Development of local programs for family support and reform of institutional care based on strategic planning and gate-keeping mechanism" within the project "Prevention of Separation of Children and Families through Implementation of Gate-Keeping in Ukraine", carried out by EveryChild Ukraine took place in April in Fastiv, Vyshgorod and Brovary (Kyiv region).
Prevention of child abandonment information campaign "Want to meet..." implemented by EveryChild Ukraine together with Kyiv regional center for social services for family, children and youth was among winners at the International Festival of Advertising "White Square", taking home two trophies as winners from the campaign category were announced.
On 22nd of April EveryChild Ukraine had a meeting with Ms. Agneta Berliner - member of Liberal People's Party of the Swedish Parliament, who recently visited Ukraine to witness country's efforts in reformation of childcare system.
EveryChild has won another victory in the battle to keep children out of children's homes in Ukraine. Partly thanks to a campaign run by EveryChild, the Ukrainian government has changed the law so that all possible options will be explored before a child is placed in a children's home.
Kyiv State Art Gallery "Lavra" in cooperation with EveryChild Ukraine will be hosting a charitable photo exhibition dedicated to the right of every child to have a family. Selected images will be exhibited in the gallery in terms of the 10th anniversary of EveryChild's activities in Ukraine during 28th of February - 1st of March 2009. There are also plans for a traveling exhibition.
The goal of the project is to develop a replicable model of gate-keeping and community-based services for children and families in Kyiv Oblast which demonstrates a 30% reduction in the number of children in institutional care.