Staffordshire is again welcoming 17 Belorussian teenagers for a recuperating holiday within the county. The Chernobyl Children's Project, based in Endon has organised a 4 week programme for the teenagers full of interesting activities. The activites in place for these Belorussian teenagers include spending two weeks at Cicely Haughton High School, along with trips to the beaches of Llandudno, the streets of London but also going on a number of walks in the Roaches and Rudyard. Also on their holiday the teenagers will be meeting host families and building friendships with them.
The aim of this holiday is to help relieve the teenagers, who are all in remission of cancer and welcome them into a friendly enviroment which heavily contrasts that of Chernobyl where the nuclear disaster took place. By spending fours weeks in the UK, will help to give these teenagers an encouraging and uplifting boost to their immunity system up to the next two years.The work achieved by the Chernobyl Children's Project is not solely for children who are suffering from the horrific disaster that occured in Chernobyl in 1986 but is active in Belarus through improving and making an effective impact on the lives of sick and disabled children by offering aid wherever it is needed.
The disaster itself which occured in the early hours of 26th April 1986, when one of four nuclear reactors at the Chernobyl power station exploded. Moscow as a country were extremely quiet on releasing information on the disaster which led to an exaggeration of the number of people killed in the explosion of the nuclear reactor. The contamination is still a huge problem, however, there are still disputes over how many people will die as a result of the world's worst nuclear accident.
The project launched in 1995 commonly brings children to the UK for these recuperative holidays as a method of getting away from the troubling lifestyle that they face on a regular basis and instead help them with their problems. Funding and training is also offered by the Chernobyl Children's Project to help support and promote the development of palliative care. The work being done by this charity project is in effect helping the lives of many people who have been effected by the 1986 Chernobyl Disaster.