New centre for children with mental disorders opens by an IDP community group in Sumy with support from UNHCR
18 September 2018, Sumy - The “World of Happy Children” Psycho Social Rehabilitation Centre, a project supported by UNHCR and “Crimea SOS” opens in Sumy with the aim to provide effective socialization support for children with mental challenges with application of modern inclusive approaches to enhance their quality of life.
The Center for children with mental disorders is organized by the community of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Sumy and headed by Olena Abayeva, the head of the NGO “Social and psychological rehabilitation center “The World of Happy Children” an experienced psychologist and teacher who relocated from Donetsk to Sumy in 2014. Being a mother of a child with autistic disorder, Olena knows how important support for families with children with special needs is. Olena was able to gather a group of like-minded professionals around her. In the Center's team, there are six professional child psychologists, speech therapists, and oligophrenic pedagogues.