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Future Youth Project

ben graville | Ukraine

Organization: Future Youth Project

Orphanage no.1 Zaporozhye

This series of photos shows the Future Youth Project trip to the Ukraine to aid and assist orphanages there, the group encourages children and adults with or without special needs to visit and help others and gain insight. At present in the Ukraine there are 100,000 orphans, only 10% of these are orphaned due to death of a parent; the rest are social orphans – due to alcoholism, abandonment, or imprisonment of parents. Many girls will end up in prostitution. Those who run prostitution rings target orphaned girls, who are especially vulnerable due to their lack of options and lack of people who care what happens to them. Most of the boys will commit crimes once leaving the orphanage. Many of these will die young of violence or end up in prison. F.Y.P. is currently helping to fund a family style home within the Kalinovka orphanage a remote institution which houses 160 children and adults with special needs to give some children the opportunity to experience a taste of home life

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