Saturday, April 3, 2010

Ukraine...in 7 days!

We leave for Ukraine next Saturday! I've been so busy with all the preparations that time has just flown by. I have a feeling that it's going to be a fast and furious 8 days in Ukraine. Thanks to Amanda (our trip coordinator), we have a very detailed itinerary that will help us maximize our time in Ukraine.



Antoshka is an orphanage that the group has visited and has seen some positive changes already. Green Forest is a new orphanage that we will visit this year and determine their needs and how we can continue to help them. We will also be visiting a Rehabilitation clinic, where we will have the opportunity to meet with additional children and their families.


Here's our itinerary....


Saturday, April 10
Fly out of NWA heading to Donetsk Ukraine

Sunday, April 11
P.M. - Arrive in Donetsk, transfer by car to Kramatorsk

Monday, April 12
A.M.- Antoshka Orphanage
- meet with director- see special needs children in rooms
- have "clinic" for each special needs child
- go to infirmary

P.M.- Kramatorsk Children's Hospital
- meet with hospital director and staff
- tour hospital- tour NICU- present materials on NICU
- demonstrate protocol in NICU
- visit orphan ward children and staff

Night
- develop plan for each child at Antoshka

Tuesday, April 13
A.M. - Kramatorsk Children's Hospital
- have a "clinic" with special needs children and their parents

P.M.- Kramatorsk Children's Hospital
- have a "clinic" with special needs children and their parents

Night
- create charts for each child at Hospital
- develop plans for each child at Hospital

Wednesday, April 14
A.M. - Antoshka Orphanage
- present personalized programs
- present new materials & demonstrations of therapy in group setting

P.M. - Slavynsk Rehabilitation Clinic
- meet with director and staff
- have clinic with special needs children and staff

Night
- create charts for each child at Rehabilitation Clinic
- develop plans for each child at Rehabilitation Clinic

Thursday, April 15
A.M. - Antoshka Orphanage
- deliver equipment, donations
- wrap up with directors and staff
Kramatorsk Children's Hospital
- deliver equipment, donations
- deliver personalized programs
- wrap up with directors and staff

P.M. - Slavyansk Rehabilitation Clinic
- deliver plans for special needs children
- present materials and do demonstrations of therapy
- wrap up with director and staff

Night
- travel to Kharkiv by van (5 hours)

Friday, April 16
A.M. - Green Forest Orphanage
- meet with director
- see special needs children in rooms
- have "clinic" for each special needs child

P.M. - Green Forest
- present materials along with demonstrations of therapy
- wrap up with director and staff

Saturday, April 17
A.M. - Green Forest
- deliver donations & visit with children in rooms

P.M.
-Travel to Kyiv by train (5 hours)

Sunday April, 18
-Depart Kyiv and head home