KYIV, 31 March. Today the UN House has hosted the closing ceremony of the charity exhibition resulted in raising more then 6 000 UAH to support Art-therapy programme for children living with cancer.b_102_87_16777215_00_images_content_news_665.jpg KYIV, 31 March. Today the UN House has hosted the closing ceremony of the charity exhibition resulted in raising more then 6 000 UAH to support Art-therapy programme for children living with cancer. b_180_0_16777215_00_images_content_news_665.jpg

KYIV,31 March. Today the UN House has hosted the closing ceremony of the charity exhibition resulted in raising more then 6 000 UAH to support Art-therapy programme for children living with cancer.

This charity event was taking place from 6 till 31 March initiated by the studio "ART-SELO", volunteer group "My Poruch", charitable organisation helping children living with cancer "Crab" and supported by the United Nations in Ukraine. This exhibition and fair was aimed to raise money that will be used for the Art-therapy lessons for children living with cancer, receiving medical treatment at the Children’s Department of Kyiv’s Lomonosov Oncology Institute.

Art-therapy being a new approach to the treatment of children living with cancer treats not the body but child’s soul. Art-therapy gives positive impressions and helps the emotional state of the child improve. One hour spent drawing, sculpting, allows a child to delve deep into the world of his/her imagination, leaving pain, sufferings and diagnosis behind.

During this exhibition, all UN House visitors along with UN staff had a chance to visit the exhibition, to enjoy the artworks and to buy small pieces of art made by students aged from 5 to 17 of Zhytomyr “Art-Village” Studio and Art Director of the Studio, Member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine, Ms. Olena Guzenko.

The money received for the artworks and as the free-will donations will be channeled to support art-therapy programme for children and to buy necessary materials and presents (paints and clays) for each child living with cancer that took part in this exhibition.

To get more information, please contact Ms. Yulia Svavolya (044) 253-9363 or Ms. Olena Guzenko (8 050) 170 1678.