We joined the regional online meeting of the child protection sub-cluster of the Dnipropetrovsk region (Ukraine), which brought together representatives of government institutions and public organizations. More than 20 participants from the region and abroad, about 10 speakers.
The general theme is assistance to IDPs in modern conditions. Colleagues shared information about referrals and the results of their work, the category of citizens to whom their assistance was directed. We also talked about our work and invited our colleagues to cooperate while working in the region.
There was also a discussion of problematic issues that people face during a special state – housing problems, receiving social services, pre-medical and psychological assistance, employment, children receiving educational services, etc.
Another problematic topic is that all people are different. Some are more socialized, others are not, and the result is dense in some, empty in others. Some families receive the maximum possible support – they use the help of all services and NGOs, others do not receive any.
That is why consolidation of efforts and authorities, local self-government, and an active public is needed. This is exactly what the director of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Center of Social Services for Family, Children and Youth, Lilia Kalytiuk, spoke about, to whom I would like to thank for the opportunity to join the dialogue.
The center of social services presented an updated map of the presence of organizations in the Dnipropetrovsk region (Ukraine), which will be useful during work, and invited NGO representatives to sign a memorandum on cooperation and joint work.
And this is a very appropriate offer.
Together – we are strong.