Heritage House's role is to supplement basic services and material
needs that were originally meant to be provided by the city government.
Because of Ukraine's current poor economical situation the city
government currently cannot meet these needs. Project Heritage
House provides assistance in the areas of children's education,
material, and nutritional needs.
Project Heritage House focuses on the 3rd and 6th grade classes at the orphanage.
There are currently 23 students in the 3rd grade and 28 students in the
7th Grade. Additionally, Project Heritage House pays for renovations, extra
To supplement the teachers and two full time supervisors provided by the state,
Project Heritage House provides; a full time psychologist, 2 teachers (tutors),
2 supervisors and an administrator, all of whom have pedagogical degrees
(i.e. educational specialists).
Twice daily the basic nutritional needs of the children are supplemented by snacks
in the morning and mid-afternoon. Vitamins are also provided daily.
For the first time in fifty-one years, major renovations took place at the orphanage
in the summer of 1999. Four bedrooms, a classroom, a playroom, and a multipurpose
room have been remodeled.
Heritage House has been granted permission to take the 3rd and
7th grade students to various events outside the orphanage including
trips to the zoo, the water
park and over night to other nearby cities to sight see. These trips are “a
first” for most of the students. Who have never been far from the orphanage.
Also, we are currently working with the director of Fontonka,
a young men’s
prison. Harvest has recently provided heat for the entire facility and a new
roof. We are praying and planning to have a full time couple come work at Fontonka
teaching vocational skills and Christian life principles to the young men.