June 28th is Constitution Day in Ukraine. It is an important day to us as it commemorates the anniversary of the approval by the Verkhovna Rada of the Constitution of Ukraine on this day in 1996. Constitution Day this year is more significant than ever. Usually, we would celebrate with music, picnics and a long weekend. Article 1 of the Constitution states that:
‘Ukraine is a sovereign and independent, democratic, social, law-based state.’
However, while the attacks on our sovereignty continue, Ukrainians worldwide can only remember our heritage with its centuries-old history of Ukrainian state-building. As citizens, we have a collective responsibility to secure human rights and freedoms and maintain the worthy conditions of human life as stated in the Preamble to the Constitution. These words have a special meaning to the Bright Kids Charity team. We believe that children’s well-being should be prioritised and should not come second to war; the reality is different.
As the humanitarian crisis reaches far and wide in Ukraine, the war has affected every child. Our team is working tirelessly to help as many vulnerable children as our resources will allow; those with disabilities and those living in contact zones and besieged areas. This is possible because of our donors’ support.
If you believe in BKC and the care we provide for vulnerable Ukrainian children, please consider telling others about us. By starting a conversation about how we reach those in need, we hope your friends and family will be inspired to tell others and even donate to help us serve children in need.