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Kolomyja, Olomouc – Comfort and calm while eating, learning how to eat and cook properly. All of this will be available in the new dining room for children from families in need and young people with disabilities who attend Caritas Kolomyja in Western Ukraine. Archdiocesan Caritas Olomouc has supported it for many years. This year, almost 130,000 crowns were contributed to the “Dream canteen” project.

These days a small wooden building is being built in the area next to the main building of the Caritas Kolomyja. Caritas Kolomyja plans to arrange a canteen. “It will be attended by children from families in need, as well as children who have lost one of their parents. The canteen will also be adapted for children and young people with disabilities. Every day all of them are having meal in the existing charity canteen together with senior clients and Caritas staff. The premises are too small and they are no longer enough, ” outlines Khrystyna Novodvorska for the Archdiocesan Caritas Olomouc.

In addition, the tables and chairs in the existing canteen are in a state of disrepair, warns Caritas Kolomyja director Sergei Tryfjak. “That is also why we are trying to build a dining room for our children, where they have space and where they not only eat but also acquire knowledge and skills in cooking. Most of them are not able to prepare food due to their difficult life situation, ”says Sergei Tryfjak. The “Dream canteen” will be attended by 9 children (semi-orphans), 123 children from families in difficult living conditions and 69 children and young people with disabilities.

Karolína Opatřilová, Archdiocesan Charity Olomouc

Photo: archive of Caritas Kolomyja

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