Health: We have provided financial and logistic support for two sick children to spend four weeks in a pediatric hospital in Minsk, while continuing with their studies, have donated reading glasses,arranged medical examinations, hospital recoveries, small surgeries and therapies.
Education: Together with a local association, we are looking into helping children to continue their studies after this year, away from a very difficult family situation.
Vitamins: we are looking for sponsors to donate children’s vitamins. We would like to be able to give them to every child in the village, as they have been a great help during the winter months.
School Support: We have helped the school in Belarus by providing help to restore the building’s stoves, buying 2 computers and various teaching and sporting equipment, and we have also set up a lending library. We are hoping to purchase new blackboards and sport equipment.
Clothes : over 150 pairs of shoes donated, as well as winter and summer clothes, toys, books and other equipment
Other: Kitchen equipment including grill
Over the years we have established a good relationship with some of the mothers of the children we host who have shown their gratitude for what they see as a great improvement in the health and well-being of their children.
Their village offers very little or no opportunity for work, and they all have enormous financial difficulties. They would love, therefore, to have an opportunity to earn a little extra.
We have asked a well known artist to design some embroidery using local materials. We have chosen embroidery because it was, and to some extent still is, very much a tradition in Belarus. We have lent them a complete embroidering kit, and will pay them for the work done, which we then intend to resell for Crete For Life’s projects.
Projects done 2011-2012
o Microwave oven to Disable School EEEK, Ierapetra
o Christmas party and presents for all children at School EEEK, Ierapetra
o Toaster and radio to Disable School EEEK, Ierapetra
o End of the year party presents for all children at School EEEK, Ierapetra
o Trip to Athens for mother with cancer for treatments
o Bought food for families in need with children, Ierapetra
o Paid for excursions for two children from 1o Gymnasio, Ierapetra
o Christmas 2011: olive oil and vegetables to SOS Village Vari
o 40 pair of shoes for children of SOS Village, Vari
o Copybooks, drawing books and olive oil for SOS Village
o Water for old people’s home, Ierapetra (twice)
o Guitar lesson for sick child D.S.
o Oxygen subscription paid for sick child D.S. (May – December 2012)
o Financial assistance sick child D.S.
o Medical visit for sick child, Ierapetra
o Glasses, shoes and sport clothes for brother and sister, Ierapetra
o Sport clothes for children and families, Ierapetra
o Donation of € 600 to a sick child operated in Germany, collected during Cret For Life 1st Beach Volley tournament
o Second-hand clothes and toys to Pandopoleio and Exchange Shop, Ierapetra
o School bags and copy books for the children of Ierapetra
o Spyrometer for the Pediatric Ward, University Hospital Heraklion