To the only center in Nikolaev of day stay "Semitsvetik" for children whom the problem HIV/AIDS concerned, three years were executed on the firstly of June.
During this time the center was visited by 95 children aged from a year to 14-ти years. At present 64 children are "Semitsvetik's" regular customers, from them 18 children have VICh+ status. Every day the children's center visit from 5 to 10 children.
"Semitsvetik" - the only kindergarten in the city where parents can leave to VICh+ the child for day or some hours. At this time children will be surely looked after by skilled teachers and social employees of the center.
Once a month "Semitsvetik's" regular customers go on various entertaining actions. This year children already visited an ice skating rink, visited puppet theater and looked at a set of different movies. And on the center third anniversary heads and specialists of the Nikolaev office of the All-Ukrainian network of people whom the problem of HIV on the basis of which "Semitsvetik" acts concerned, arranged for children the real holiday - sweet picnic outdoors.
The center provides to the clients all services free of charge - due to support of the World charitable organization UNICEF which finances the "Providing Psychosocial Services in the Center of Day Stay for Families with Children Whom the Problem HIV/AIDS Concerned" project.
The director of the children's project Ekaterina Onishchenko says that before the charitable help sufficed and on purchase of new things in a nursery. In three years the conditioner, the audio system, beds for the quiet time, different developing games and soft toys were acquired. According to Ekaterina Onishchenko, now it is necessary to update everything, but money for it doesn't suffice, after all everything rose in price.
The director of the public center Elena Melnikova as an example a considerable rise in price of the prices told story about grocery rations. The matter is that one of services of the organization is monthly granting to twenty clients of the center of a ration on a bag of 30 hryvnias. If earlier on this money it was possible to buy to fifteen names of different production, including chocolate, now the list of products to pain simple: vermicelli, buckwheat, rice, sunflower oil, the sugar, the condensed milk.Therefore the center needs reliable sponsors.
- Only for the New Year tree to us allocate tickets and sweet gifts. And that on - to pay to the present attention as it do for children of shelters, boarding schools, kindergartens and schools of the city, such was never. Though reports on the work done by us from us demands both city, and regional the power, - Elena Melnikova speaks.
Staff of the center will be glad to any help. The children's center "Semitsvetik" is on Butoma St., 7а. It is always open from 10th morning to the 18th evening.
Since 1994 in the VICh+ Nikolaev area of the woman gave birth to 458 children. From them the 116th physicians made VICh+ diagnosis. Today 8 from these children are sick with AIDS.