Great thanks to «Family to Family» project organizers
My name is Oksana Kovalevskayia, I want to express my gratitude to your friendly team, to the organizers of the project "Family to Family" and the program coordinator Irina Babak. You are doing a good deed, God will reward you for your work. My son Kovalevskyi Bogdan and other 24 children from the war zone from the East of Ukraine had a great opportunity to visit the fabulous country – Norway in June 2018. It was his first trip abroad. Norway will forever remain in his heart as the most bright and kind period from his childhood, and I really believe that rehabilitation and positive emotions will erase the horror of war forever. When the shelling began, my son and I left our hometown in 2014. Our life was divided on two parts: before the war and after. Bogdan really misses our city and his friends. He became introverted and don’t like living in another city. We pray for a chance to return home.
When I heard about the camp in Norway, I could not believe that it was possible. But with Godsanitized_by_modx& #39s help and thanks to the “Family to Family” program friends from Norway, who organized and found finance for our children to visit this country of fairy tales. This trip was a great adventure, they traveled through 3 countries: Poland, then on a ferry across the Baltic Sea to Sweden and finally Norway, where they lived in a picturesque place - on the Oslo fjord. Bogdan arrived happy and cheerful, he found many friends. He said that they lived in the camp like a large friendly family. He was deeply impressed by the Norwegians, ordinary children and adults who came to visit them and created a real holiday for them. “We, foreign children from Ukraine, were treated with great love and care, like someone close!” - this phrase of Bogdan will remain in my heart forever. With all my heart I thank you! May God protect you and your families!