Dom Dziecka: Poland
Dom Dziecka is an orphanage located southeast of Warsaw in a small village known to be in one of Poland’s poorer parts. Dom Dziecka's mission is to provide shelter and support for physical and mental needs for any abandoned child aged from 0+.
Dom Dziecka is currently home to 28 children although this number changes frequently, since it is not only an orphanage, but also an emergency shelter for children in critical need. In fact, all but three children living there do have parents. In most cases, however, Polish authorities have had to take the children out of their homes, due to unbearable living circumstances.
Cultural Care Au Pair staff from our Polish and German office have visited Dom Dziecka on several occasions. (Each time they were invited in and served a nice hot lunch, in a building that comes across as old, but is in fact very well kept and clinically clean.) From our interaction with their staff and with the children, it is obvious that any support and attention from our organization would bring them a lot of joy and hope.
What they need most
Dom Dziecka's biggest dream was to build a proper playground for the children. In the summer of 2012, we made that dream come true! Besides this wish, Dom Dziecka would also benefit from:
How Kids First is helping
Ground was broken in the spring of 2012 for the building of a new playground, and on July 2, 2012, a grand unveiling took place! Kids First has also committed to purchasing bicycles for the children.
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