There are people living among us – primarily children – of whose existence we know well, but do not like to talk about: they live in their ‘life-long quarantine’. Families having a child with disabilities are in the high-risk group, and they are especially at risk of coronavirus. They suffer not only from the virus, but also from today’s disrupted social order. Under quarantine conditions, the “Rodyna” Social Rehabilitation Centre worked intensively remotely. The teachers gave assignments, held contests, master classes, and provided psychological advice.
As the quarantine has been finally eased, social rehabilitation centres have started reopening.
Their reopening occurs gradually, with all children having medical notes and permits from their parents, and adhering to all recommendations of the Ministry of Health. The UWCF’s campaign “Cartload of Books” did not enter the rehabilitation centre, though handed over the gifts. The Centre has a small library, but its collection of books needs to be updated.
In addition to interesting books and toys, the UWCF team also handed over disposable masks from leather and fur studio KLI&Ko, as well as AtopiControl cream and gel from Eucerin.