Vice Prime Minister
of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko and
the Commissioner of the President
of Ukraine for Children's Rights Mykola Kuleba
tackled the process of pursuing
the Action Plan on the implementation of the first phase
of the National
Strategy of Reforming the System
of Institutional Care and Parenting
The attendees of
the meeting were Serhiy Kasyanchuk,
Director of the Ukrainian World
Congress (UWC) Mission to Ukraine, John
Holuk, Project Manager of the UWC, Marianna
Onufryk, Chief of Social Programs
of the Institute
for Social and Economic Research.
strategy of reforming the system
of institutional care and parenting
of children is a far-reaching reform, it is
a real prospect of development of our country
and one of
the powerful engines of Ukraine's integration into the world society»,
Pavlo Rozenko stressed in the
course of the meeting.
«It is of utmost importance
in the process
of implementation of the said action plan to
dispel myths and biases existing
around the process of deinstitutionalisation.
"We need to overcome myths
and hoax around this issue.
Hence, the goal of deinstitutionalisation
is not closing
down institutions, but rather creating
new conditions and opportunities for each child»,
the Vice Prime Minister emphasized.
The participants of
the meeting placed a special emphasis on discussing implementation
arrangements and coordinating the implementation of the relevant action