Helping Ukrainian Orphans Survive & Thrive
Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Many of Ukraine's older orphans are lost to crime, sex trades, or suicide. But there is hope.


Why “Last Bell”?

The bell rings and school’s out! In Ukraine, there’s even a ceremony to celebrate the last bell of the school year – the Last Bell Ceremony. For most kids, this begins the freedom and play of summer.

But for graduating orphans, that same bell marks the beginning of life alone, against nearly impossible odds.

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Challenges for Graduates

windowOrphans often suffer emotional and psychological problems due to childhood neglect, abuse, and institutionalization. They lack the relationships they needed, as human beings created in God’s image. Neglect and abuse in childhood can cause attachment disorders, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, learning disabilities, and many other problems.

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