Every summer, the podvorie of the Marfa-Mariinsky Convent in Sevastopol holds a camp for children with disabilities… families with disabled kids come here on holiday. The usual stay is two weeks, and all visitors have assistance from volunteers from “Miloserdie”. Such visits provide an opportunity for handicapped children to have new experiences, find friends, and to go to sea for the first time. For their parents, it’s often the only opportunity they have to relax and get away from everyday hassles. Some campers have conditions such as cerebral palsy, epidermolysis bullosa, and mucopolysaccharidosis, whilst others are from the St Yelizaveta Orthodox Children’s Home, and some come from large families or from poor families. In each two-week cycle, the camp accommodates about 10 disabled children with their parents. To help them, there are usually six volunteers on duty. They help the moms look after the kids, help them get to the beach and back, take them on field trips, organise games and activities for the kids, put on fun performances and holiday concerts, keep the housing units clean and orderly, and help the chef to cook the food. The camp programme began in June 2011. In 2013, the Sevastopol camp was open from May to October… 12 two-week cycles. During this time, some 150 children and their parents, including 84 disabled kids, will use the facility.
Official website of the MP Synodal Department of Church Charities and Social Service (OTsBSS)
Everything in the Crimean camp is “A-OK” for this year according to my sources. Things are better in the Crimea now that it’s rejoined the Motherland. Things aren’t going to hell in a handbasket in the Crimea as they are in the “Ukraine”. The kids and their families are having fun and they’re safe. The junta pigs can’t hurt them or threaten them (although they make much noise, ignored by all decent people of good-sense).
The Crimea IS Russia! This is proof of that… it was Russian before it officially became Russian, if you catch my drift. THIS sort of thing is what Holy Rus stands for… reflect on that. Holy Rus says, “It’s the people!” The USA says, “It’s the bottom-line!” I seem to see a vital difference here. Ponder it, if you will…