Our partners from the non-governmental organization Peace Winds Japan visited the Lviv region to agree on the next steps of further cooperation, to see with their own eyes the people they were able to help and to showcase this in Japan.
Right to Protection with funding from Japan Platform and support from Peace Winds Japan is implementing a project to help the war-affected population in сollective centers, social institutions and the private sector. Our activities include assistance with food and hygiene kits and non-specialized medical equipment. We also provide psychological and legal counseling, and help the administration of collective centers to develop legal documentation.
During the visit, PWJ representatives met with the head of Lviv Oblast Military Administration, Maksym Kozytskyy and the mayor of Drohobych Taras Kuchma. The main topic of discussion was the needs of internally displaced persons, their physical and psychological health and living conditions. In addition, they discussed the prospects of exchanging experience between Lviv schools and Japanese educational institutions.
As part of the visit, the Peace Winds Japan delegation also visited the Pustomyty Library, where group psychological sessions are held by our specialists. The event was attended by both IDPs and local residents. All the participants agreed that such sessions help not only to maintain their psychological health, but also facilitate the integration of IDPs into communities.
At the Pidkamin psychoneurological boarding house, the team inspected the place where the IDPs live and collected all the necessary information to improve their living conditions.
Our partners highly appreciated the warehouse where the food parcels are stored, as it is large and well organized. Later, our colleagues saw with their own eyes the process of providing legal aid and distributing food parcels at the art school in Stryi. More than 50 IDPs received assistance.
Partners from Peace Winds Japan noted that our team is very friendly and active. Such visits are extremely important because they make cooperation more fruitful and help us to focus on the most necessary assistance for people.