ZAVTRA Center – Progress and Prospects
In a previous publication we have already told about the Tomorrow unique psychological center, which opened with the support of the Konstantin Kondakov Charity Foundation. Now we are going to discuss in detail on how the center develops and what prospects expect it in the nearest future. In September as a part of the Future of Ukraine Creators project the Foundation team conducted preparatory work for the opening of the Center for testing of children in Kiev at the Garmatna street, 26/2, Rostokart center.
The partners of the Foundation in this project were: Solomyanska state administration, Institute for the Gifted Child of Pedagogical Sciences Academy of Ukraine, Rostok art center, MTI,Praktiker Ukraine companies, Kyiv Regional Directorate of Raiffeisen Bank Aval, the Association of Rotary Clubs of Kiev and Figaro-Catering. At its opening on September 9 the Center was attended by about 100 people, among them – the officials, leaders of public, charitable and business organizations, journalists and parents with children. On this daysome of the children present had the opportunity to be tested. Another 20 have been accepted the next days.
Since September 9 to the present day more than 150 tests were conducted at the Center. Partnership with public school number 90 of Kiev Pechersk district was established. To increase public awareness of the psychological Center 2,400 leaflets were developed and distributed and a series of publications in the Ukrainian media was posted. According to preliminary estimates – more than 15,000 people already know about the ZAVTRA Center, and will soon take advantage of its free services.
Many Ukrainian citizens have expressed a desire to set up local branches of the Center. In September the members of ZAVTRA Center trained school psychologists of the Ivankov district, Kiev region, where the district education department is going to create the center, similar to the Kiev one. Today the negotiations with the Ministry of Education about the possibility of the opening of the all-Ukrainian network are held .
We hope that the initiative of the Konstantin Kondakov Charity Foundation will find support from both the public authorities as well as Ukrainian parents. After all, we all want our children to get a decent start in life. And for their bright future with love in our hearts we are building a new world!