The SOS Children’s Villages social centre in Sievierodonetsk provides opportunities for young people, some of whom are internally displaced by the conflict, to interact with their peers and discuss social challenges such as high unemployment, the lack of housing support for young adults who grew up in foster families or were displaced by the war.
“Without SOS, we would not have opportunities like this,” says one young participant. “It’s more than just a meeting place for us.”
Besides the opportunity to interact, share experiences and attend international youth events sponsored by SOS Children’s Villages, the young people can enjoy activities. On this day, they are learning to make lasagne.
Photos by Katerina Ilievska