NEW YORK – On January 30, three non-profit organizations – Sublimitas, Razom and Ukrainian New Wave – that are working to advance social justice, human rights and democracy in Ukraine held a fund-raiser, “Invisible No More: Orphans and Street Children in Ukraine” at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City, which included a screening of the documentary “Bomzhi” (“The Homeless,” 2012).
SAVE THE DATE! January 30, 2015 at 7pm at the Ukrainian Institute of America, NYC
Sublimitas and Razom will be screening the Bomzhi (Homeless) documentary to raise awareness about the plight of street children and social orphans in Ukraine and to raise funds for our Paving the Path to University program to enable orphanage youth to prepare for the university entrance exams and to pursue higher education in Ukraine. Join us for the documentary and discussion, followed by reception at the Ukrainian Institute of America (79th & 5th Ave).
Of virtually 8 million children in Ukraine, more than 100,000 are street children and 94,705 children live in residential care (including orphanages, shelters, and boarding schools). Both institutionalized and street children come from households where one or both parents are unemployed and are substance abusers.