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News: 5 May 2022

Outstanding Human Rights Victory for Three Residents of Institution

5 May 2022

It is with great pride and joy that we share the amazing news that three wonderful residents of Vesnova Children’s Institution have regained their ‘Right’ to live independently!  Nastia, Slava, and Sasha progressed through all stages of CCI’s pioneering Restoration of Rights Programme which resulted in this fantastic achievement.

This is a massive victory for the human rights of so many vulnerable children and young adults, who have inherited both the medical and socio-economic fallout of Chernobyl.

CCI’s ground-breaking Restoration of Rights Programme, delivered in partnership with the Department of Social Protection in Mogilev, has a strong focus on education and skill-building, and this vital programme helps participants to regain their Right to live an independent life, free from institutions.

Thanks to our trailblazing programme, these three young individuals have been equipped with the essential skills that have allowed them to regain their Rights.

CCI will continue to support Nastia, Slava, and Sasha in their transition from institutionalised life to one of liberty within the community.

CCI is the only UN-accredited NGO working in the Chernobyl region, and we work tirelessly to ensure that we comply with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Having Rights is something that many of us take for granted, but this important milestone now allows these three young individuals to live independently, to gain employment, and to be a part of the local community.

We are so proud of Nastia, Slava, and Sasha and we are excited for the next chapter in their lives.

This crucial milestone would not have been possible were it not for your support.  Nastia, Slava, and Sasha have been afforded the precious gift of living their lives how they choose, thanks to your generosity.

We wish them our warmest congratulations and thank you to our supporters who believed in them, and so many others like them.