Nowadays, news sites do not keep up with social networks, where information appears much faster and spreads with even higher speed than in the media. And in addition, very few newspapers, TV and radio, which spend its time looking for an advertiser, give airtime and space in their pages to such topics as mercy, charity, help to destitute people. Social networks whereas write about really important for people things that come home to them — and authors of publications are not guided by commercial benefit, expressing gratitude and admiration for those unselfish, who just aim to bring at least a little good into the world.
As an example, on June 31, the charitable organization, posted on its Facebook page “... Post of immense gratitude to our volunteers who put off all their things and found the time, strength and desire to help the disabled kids in specialized children’s house of Boyarka!”. Among the names of volunteers, who were thanked, was the name of Muslim, Mariia Abdullah, who represented the women's NGO "Maryam".
The "headquarters" of Social Organization "Maryam", which has made a lot of good deeds, is located in the women's department at Kyiv Islamic Cultural Centre. An extensive list of directions of charitable activity was filled up with regular relief for wards from orphanages a little over six months away, when volunteers responded to the call of the public initiative "Vartі Uvahy".
The women of "Maryam" had helped destitute orphans before, but since that remarkable call (which was reported by Islam in Ukraine and other Ukrainian media — including Voskresіnnya. Jyve radіo), activists have decided to visit orphans regularly. They not only announced about that decision, but almost every weekend go to the one of the orphanages, bring goodies — treat and clothes, stationery and toys, necessary medicines and hygiene products. They bring to the children themselves, their time, their hands, their hearts, and a desire to share warmth and care with helpless kids.
The Muslim women of "Maryam" pay particular attention to several kids suffer from health problems (e.g., cerebral spastic infantile paralysis), and try to do all their best to give a chance to heal to at least some of the kids.
Therefore, Andriusha from the orphanage of Novohrad Volynskyi as well as Zhenya and Andriusha from Boyarka know: "Ladies" will come to them again on weekend, bring delicacies, and, most importantly, make their long and busy day: they will help to exercise the muscles, do the massage, learn to walk and to run walkers, toy cars, bicycles, as well as they will rock the kids on the swings and talk with them – as the children lack all of this!
Last Sunday, after returning from orphanages, the women of the Social Organization "Maryam" met and had a tea together with their like-minded – women-volunteers, who combine efforts for a common good cause.
Olga Badurashvili (dreaming of creating community “Dobri spravy”), Kseniia Voloshyna and Olexandra Skladana (help privately) told to our correspondent that they met with the women from "Maryam" during the call together with “Vartі Uvahy” to orphanages of Kyiv oblast. Olga recognized that she is not surprised that eagerness to help the children brought together women of different nationalities, religions and ages, but it's amazing how much the state of the children improved, whom Muslim women care of!
Sabrin Ashur (Organization "Maryam") confirmed that, indeed, Muslim women’s efforts had its effect, the kids, who were non-contact six months ago and did not react to neither what was going on, nor any speech, now express emotions and react adequately to stimulus.
During recent visits —such as on May 15 —the Muslim women together with the members of the initiative "Vartі Uvahy" took again the medicines, diapers, pots, laundry detergents to the amount of 4.5 thousand hryvnas to the children's institutions.
According to Alraid, the children from boarding school of Korostyshiv welcomed them like their relatives: they vied with each other in welcoming, helped to unload the carloads, shared news and asked questions.
— The volunteers carried out several workshops: both children and adults were completely delighted with balloon twisting; girls with long hair appreciated braiding; felting woolen trinkets and earrings — is a master class, which gathered, to the surprise of the organizers, more ... boys, — says the publication. — But what beautiful trinkets they have made! It was very sorry to leave. The Muslim women promised that the next time they would come for the whole day.
The next destination was the orphanage in Novohrad Volynskyi (there live orphans from birth to 6 years). Activists managed to visit all groups of inmates of that children’s home. Women brought the necessary medicines to two boys, Yura and Mykyta, for undergoing the rehabilitation course by Bersenev. The kids noticeably livened up, compared to the last time when the volunteers took them to the clinic: they became more active, playful, smiling.
Next weekend, on May 22, the women went to Boyarka. They brought the medicines to the wards, had a good time with kids, and helped them to exercise the muscles during rehabilitation. The members of the volunteer movement "Maryam" thanked everyone on their page, who donated funds for the visit, made it possible, and the women accounted for every penny, which they spent.
And one of the kids, Andrei, due to the collected by volunteers money, now is undergoing rehabilitation. Mariia Abdallah wrote about this on her page on the social network Facebook.
— Andriusha, our hero, came to Kyiv for undergoing the rehabilitation course at the clinic of Bersenev ... He goes though the courses of massage face+ articulation, body and back massages, as well as metameric injections. All procedures are very painful, but the kid is amazingly patient. Only injections upset him very much. But God grant that the treatment would help him and the kid’s live would change even for a little bit. The nursemaid and Andriusha live near Lukyanivska station, and the clinic is situated at Lviv square. If someone has a desire to visit them, spend time with Andrei, please contact us at the phone numbers listed below. Thanks to everyone who takes an active part in the lives of Andrei and the other kids!
Card Number "Privat Bank" - 5168 7556 2456 3348.
+38 (063) 919-18-27 (Sabrin);
+38 (066) 367-41-00 (Olga Abdallah);
+38 (093) 715-44-54, +38 (066) 640-97-02 (Mariia Abdullah).
Muslim women appeal to all indifferent, assisted from time to time in collecting funds for the rehabilitation and relief for children, with a proposal to make these contributions regular, noting that for the present day, those, who support the organization, are about two hundred people:
— If everyone will undertake to transfer for children 10 UAH per week (40-50 UAH per month, almost everyone can do this), within a week we would collect about 2000 UAH (8000 UAH per month). This amount will allow paying freer for the rehabilitation courses, medicines and so on.