Ukraine’s street children to take part in photography project

June 1, Kyiv - Homeless people and street children from three cities will photograph the world as they perceive it as part of ‘Photovoice: My Dream,’ an art initiative of the international law firm Clifford Chance Ukraine and Narodna Dopomoha (Helping People), a civic coalition.

Homeless people and street children from Kyiv, Lviv, and Chernivtsi will be given cameras and instruction beginning June 15. The best work will be selected for exhibition in September. Judges will evaluate the photographs as reflections of the authors’ views, their vision and their understanding of the surrounding reality, and the best coverage of substance-abuse problems, child neglect and child abandonment.

An exhibition of the best works and a charity auction will be held in Kyiv in the fall. The event will involve Clifford Chance Ukraine and Narodna Dopomoha, as well as representatives of Ukrainian and foreign charitable foundations, the diplomatic corps, and mass media. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the homeless.

“We hope that by helping people to see the world that homeless children live in, we can raise greater awareness of their plight,” said Jared Grubb, managing partner of the Clifford Chance office in Kyiv. “We hope that funds raised by the auction will provide help to those in need.”

For more information please contact:
Victoria Martsenyuk
Pulse PR
+38 063 418 98 85,


Yuriy Lopatynsky,
Narodna Dopomoha
+ 38 098 801 48 00,

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About Narodna Dopomoha

Narodna Dopomoha is a Ukrainian non-governmental organization with a social mission which has 16 years experience providing social services to representatives of the most vulnerable groups of Ukrainian society (homeless, long-term unemployed, etc.).

The main objective of the organization is to protect the basic rights of social-vulnerable citizens (food, accommodation, access to medical services). The coalition is active in providing social services for vulnerable since 1992. During 2009 a wide range of social services were provided by the organization (street work services, social rehabilitation services center and center keeping homeless people, etc.) which covered 1990 people in vulnerable groups - poor, homeless, people with disabilities in three communities in Chernivtsi, Kyiv and Lviv.