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Students of Fordham University are visiting UCU for social work

News2017-03-15

 

This week School of Ukrainian language and culture & International academic relations office of Ukrainian Catholic University have started with the group of students from the Fordham University of New York. Students came here to Ukraine for having a social work, visiting different rehabilitation centers for people with disabilities.

The first day we started wit “Dzherelo”  - Children’s Rehabilitation Centre that provides high-quality family-centered services for the greatest possible number of children and youth with special needs and children at risk.There we were divided into small groups according to the age of children, doing different activities: painting, cooking etc. It was really very cozy and friendly atmosphere. The day ended with the City Tour Excursion and a good Ukrainian dinner.

The next day we went to L’Arche Kovcheh Community - the community of people with and without intellectual disabilities, sharing life in a network of communities belonging to an International Federation. There we were as well divided into small groups, having some workshops. With the help of assistants students together with the disable people were making candles and other handmade things. After lunch, we had a meeting with Myroslav Marynovuch – a vice-rector of UCU. It was time for speaking about military things in Ukraine, about Maidan etc. The day ended with the excursion to Lonts'koho Street Prison Museum, L'viv. Ukraine, «National Museum and Memorial to Victims of Occupation Regimes.» and a walk around the city. We have some more days to spend together, so it will be for sure interesting. 

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