Lifeline initiates, participates and finances humanitarian projects, such as running soup kitchens for the "poorest of the poor", setting up day care centers for people with disabilities, organizing shipments of medical equipment, computers,clothes and other materials. We help to establish self-help groups of mothers with disabled children, train caregivers in kinesthetic courses and build an indoor riding arena for therapeutic riding. We also facilitate the distribution of food and hygiene packages and support gifted young people (scholarships).
Our most important Projects:
- our "soup Kitchen" in Czernowitz, located at the Mensa of the city's Hotel Management School, up to 190 of the "poorest of the poor" (mostly Holocost survivors) receive a Lifeline-funded hot meal five times a day;
- twice a year we finance food and hygene packages that are distributed to needy people in Czernowitz and Drohobytsch;
- we have been funding the summer camp for the Jewish Community of Kishinew (Moldova) already for 11 years. Last year, despite Corona, more than 90 young people between the ages of 7 an 14, including 11 children with disabilities and some orphans, participated;
- one of our most important (and difficult) project, was the foundation of a day care center for severely disabled children and young adults in Bobrujsk (Belarus), which was opened on June 28, 2019, in the presence of Lifeline staff, the mayor and many senior officials, as well as Belarussian television (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o377FyYK1o). In addition, we help and advise parents and young people with a "Ludothek" (a toy library), therapeutic horseback riding and courses in kinesthetics.
Our latest projects:
- together with the Hotel Management School in Chernowitz, we are planning to introduce a baker's / pastry chef's course, which will be conducted by a Swiss baker / pastry chef in the form of "Master Classes" over a period of two years starting in 2022;
- our newest project is to help graduates from orphanages and other institutions to start a career after their basic education. Without financial or family support, young people leave their homes without the possibility to provide for housing and income or to take a professional chance; they are therefore at high risk of addiction, become criminals and often end up in prison! With the support of the Swiss Embassy in the Ukraine, we are approaching Swiss companies in the country, among which some well-known companies have already shown great interest in our newest project.
For more information, please see under Projekte (in German).
Short movie about Lifeline