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We are a grassroots charity

This adorable four-year-old boy is Tymur Drimanov. He was born with cerebral palsy. He dreams of walking and he is striving towards achieving his goal. Unfortunately, Ukraine lacks adequate support for its most vulnerable people. Many people, especially those living...

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‘Wow, this kid has potential.’

By Natalie Blinder. "It happened to me quite a few times. While working or communicating with teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds, I often caught myself thinking: 'Wow, this kid has potential.’ One was outgoing and could be a great entertainer, another could be...

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Human Rights in Ukraine

by Natalie Blinder. Did you know that Ukraine has not implemented 67% of the leading judgments made by the European Court of Human Rights over the last 10 years? There could be multiple reasons for this; but as Ukrainians, we can work towards solutions. What can we...

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Support Ukrainian orphanages during the pandemy

Our response efforts for children living at the Sun orphanage in Zaporizhia. Tough times teach us to stay strong and be there for each other. Bright Kids will join the nationwide efforts to battle the virus by donating gloves and antiseptic for the Sun orphanage. You...

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Staying positive in isolation

Bright Kids encourages you to take the necessary measures to protect yourself and your loved ones from the coronavirus, COVID-19. Staying at home might not necessarily sound like an interesting experience, however, try to look at positives and use your time...

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Sharing my personal story

By Natalie Blinder. I first became interested in social welfare as a child. Growing up in post-Soviet Ukraine, I remember wanting to help children living at a local orphanage. I saw their shabby clothes and unkempt appearance and I thought, ‘this is not fair, it is...

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Can an honest charity in Ukraine survive?

By Natalie Blinder. Bright Kids positions itself as a modern and responsible charity with English and Ukrainian languages used to ensure that we can connect with as many people as possible. We want to inform more people from outside Ukraine about the strain on the...

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To my fellow Ukrainians

By Natalie Blinder. To my fellow Ukrainians, especially those who have moved away from the country to start a new life, I encourage you to look back and remember Ukrainian children in need. We all know how difficult life in Ukraine can be. For children living in care,...

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The Value of a cup of coffee

By Natalie Blinder. For many people, Ukraine remains a mysterious Eastern-European country, known because of the ongoing conflict in Donbas and Chernobyl. However, there is more to Ukraine. Our country is experiencing an uprising in social movements and stirring of...

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Vova Gets a Hearing Aid

By Natalie Blinder Bright Kids is happy to share the good news that on the 19th of June, 2-year-old Vova from Oster (Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine) received his much-awaited hearing aid. A few days earlier we donated 10,000 Ukrainian hryvnias (about US$377.22) to a...

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