Making Orphan Care Better in Zhytomyr
Training the next orphan care leaders
In late July, Last Bell Ukraine hosted a training for orphan care leaders on mentorship and basic orphan care principles. Our five newest staff attended (Sasha, Katya, Vitaliy, Sasha, and Lilly), plus friends from Next Generation and Samaritan Ministries, and a few individuals who plan to serve orphans personally. A training like this helps us serve our youth better; according to Director Andrey, it also reinforces our relationships with social services, associates Last Bell with “a higher level of expertise,” and “makes our voice louder” nationally.
Our very newest staff member, Katya, said, “Thanks to this training, I can better understand our youth and look deeper… Three days passed in a single breath. There was a lot of practice, communication, and important information.”
Lilly, another new staff member, was deeply moved by the stories she heard. The training “had a significant impact on our worldview and our real assessment of the situation in Ukraine… This teaching gave us the impetus to keep learning more and to love these special young people!”