Amazing story of Zagoriy Foundation’s grantee: NGO Dostupno.UA. Before the full-scale war the organization promoted the trend of accessibility and an active lifestyle, and worked on changing society’s stereotypes about people with disabilities. After February 24, the organization engaged in evacuation, humanitarian aid, financial support of their beneficiaries, and started raising funds for the Ukrainian defenders. They worked like this throughout the spring.
Later, when the demand for evacuation went down, the organization began to help people integrate in their new place of residence through employment assistance. It was facilitated by the cooperation with the Polish agency Job Impulse, which provides all information on various labor issues — from creating a CV to actual vacancies.
During this time, the organization established several more international partnerships: in particular, with the Funkibator organization from Sweden, representatives in Poland, and interaction with volunteers in Germany.
The team dreams of a barrier-free, accessible, inclusive environment, because everyone should have equal opportunities, regardless of the level of mobility.
Moreover, the NGO implemented information campaign with the grant support of the Zagoriy Foundation.
Since the start of the information project, 7 materials about opportunities for persons with disabilities have been published:
— what help families with children with disabilities can get;
— where to get comprehensive rehabilitation for people with disabilities;
— what benefits Ukrainians can receive during the war;
— emergency rehabilitation assistance to people with disabilities;
— evacuation of people with disabilities from the hot spots of Donetsk region;
— is it necessary to pass a commission during the war to confirm disability?
— now it has become easier for people with disabilities to draw up documents for crossing the border of Ukraine.
We admire the resilience of our grantees and continue to thank our partners for supporting the development of Ukrainian organizations this year through grant competitions.