In Brovary, near the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, the SOS Children’s Village we sponsor focuses on various psychotherapy formats for 15 children who have come from poverty and parental neglect and suffer from developmental disorders. With the help of sand, art and body-oriented therapy as well as classic psychotherapy, they receive bespoke support to tackle their individual problems. And successfully so: children who have undergone this treatment are a lot calmer and cultivate a positive self-view, gain increased confidence and develop communication skills that allow them to express themselves verbally.
Brovary has roughly 98,000 inhabitants and is located near Kiev, Ukraine’s capital. Life for children born into this region is far from easy. Many children and youths are neglected by their parents due to various complex social and economic problems.