What You Did For Children in Donbas
When MIWC was asked to help make a summer sleep away music camp a reality in the war-torn area of Donbas, Ukraine, organizers expected at most 65–70 children.
In this part of Eastern Ukraine, which saw the first Russian troops invade in 2014, seeing tanks on patrol is a daily occurrence.
Living conditions are tough. Fear and uncertainty prey daily on the minds of residents.
It was not a given that young people would even be willing to venture out and away from home to come to camp.
Turns out, 90 children and teenagers were.
We drew on your support and love for children and music to make it an unforgettable week as we invested your funding into local camp organizers who were extremely well prepared for the camp.
Even when their biggest class had 25 teenagers and the wait for guitar class spilled into the hallway, the local hosts managed the large group with ease.