Annual report_CSO MARTIN-club

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Annual Report 2010

Сontent: 1.

Keynote speech. Victoria Fedotova, CEO of CSO «MARTIN-club” ___________________________3



History of CSO “MARTIN-club” _______________________________________ 3


Vision. Mission. Target groups________________________________________ 4


Strategic goals 2013 _______________________________________________ 5


Donors. International establishments and individuals______________________6


Donors. Organizations and individuals from Ukraine _______________________7


Partners _________________________________________________________8


Our projects. “Children rights protection network of Donbass” ______________ 9


Our internet tools_______________________________________________ 10-11

10. Our projects. “Together towards childhood”_____________________________12 11. Our projects. “Little mom – practical advocacy”__________________________ 13 12. Social house “Children’s village” _____________________________________ 14 13. Social house. “Little mom”___________________________________________15 14. Incomes and costs _________________________________________________16 15. Contacts_________________________________________________________19

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Dear friends, colleges, partners! Entering into 2011, we wish you:


«MARTIN-club» has special history. It is intensive, interesting and emotional. Every year it is same and different, and it is both sad and happy. To our history went 2010. There were different kids with the same typical past, in which they have nothing good. But due to this will be more joyful their various and wonderful future. This year had traditionally saturated with holidays, work and discoveries “today” of our children, which we shared with them, making it our “Today” too.

I express my deep gratitude to everyone who supported our organization this year and everyone who worked with us. With best wishes, CEO of “MARTIN-club” Victoria Fedotova

• do not leave your calling, be permanent in it, staunch and passionate • be careful with material values and children's souls, increasing treasures, cleaning them from garbage, to keep from burglars, acquire new • remember about your families as the basis of your earth existence, take into your families new children as sons, daughters, friends • be engaged in sports, to have a full rest • have time for fun and goodies • dream about what is not implemented yet, support held on dreams • infect others with kindness and optimism; share all that you have to free space for future acquisitions • have confidence in your eternal life with God who created us, loves, and protects. Team of «MARTIN-club» 2010: Victoria Fedotova, Svetlana Petrenko, Aljona Gorgadze, Sergej Fedotov, Denis Vasiluk, Andrej Shulga, Larisa Sivekina, Irina Korolec, Ilona Belodedova, Olga Vnukova,Valerija Karasenko And All The Children from our social houses!


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History of CSO «MARTIN-club» In the year 1996, in the center for social services for youth, an initiative group of people was created:


The “Indi-Club” – a club for creative and social active youth. One of the founders of the club is the current manager Victoria Fedotova. In the year 1999, the necessity appeared to register the social youth organization. On October 6th in 1999, the creation of the organization “MARTIN-Club” took place, and the organization was registered as an association of unified citizens.

Accordingly, a conference of the organization took place and the decision was made to create a rehabilitation-training-center (RTC) for children in the state of crisis: the “Children’s Village”. As a result, the rehabilitation center is working, now, and has become a primary focus of the organization. In the year 2000, the organization began to acquire resources for the realization of the prescribed activities: Written proposals for grants in order to fulfill several projects, fundraising activities, actions, and partnerships with other organizations.

Nowadays, the Civil society organization “MARTIN Club” serves as one of the leading organizations in The abbreviation initially stood for the Makeyevka that work on the problems of children and following: youth. It’s a stable organization, which has eight M – Music, ART – art, IN – independence. But in years of experiences in accomplishing socially useful the present stage of its development, the work and different kinds of projects. It organization sees itself as: has an office and the technical basis for the fulfillment M – maintenance, A – activity, R – of the prescribed activities. rehabilitation, T – teaching, IN –initiative. 10 YEARS OF MARTIN- CLUB Professionals are working in the organization: pedagogues, psychologists and journalists. Also, it The improvement of the position for children has serious support of young people, who see the and youth began with dinners for street kids sense of life in helping children and who decide to and musical actions of the organization that become pedagogues. Organizations of the regions of attracted attention to the problems of homelessness and to Donetsk and Lugansk appear to be stable partners, and also the youth problems. service on business for minors in the city of Makeyevka, the In the year 2000, the organization felt the necessity of creating department on business for family and youth, the department a center for the rehabilitation of children, who are going through for health care, and other organizations in Makeyevka. difficult situations. Victoria Fedotova, chairwoman Svetlana Petrenko – financial manager Sergej Fedotov – coordinator of programs Elena Gorgadze-Kuznetsova – PR manager

Team of CSO “MARTIN-club” in 2010: Denis Vasiluk – projects manager Andrej Shulga – lawyer Irina Korolec – social worker Ilona Belodedova –social worker

Olga Vnukova – social worker Larisa Sivekina – social worker Valerija Karasenko – social worker

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Vision. Mission. Target groups Vision

Our clients

MARTIN club helps children and youth in times of crisis, contributes to their social competence, changing their lives for better, thus promotes improvement of society.

Children in a womb, which has no reasonable means to protect them

Children under the age of 18, lacking the capacity to survive, secure family life, housing, adequate food, leading a risky lifestyle, exposed to violence in any form, suffering from loneliness, not having a positive emotional experience

They have a roof over their heads, adequate food, get education, development, do not use alcohol, drugs, and do not act destructively on society, acquire positive values. We find ways, technologies, opportunities for providing varied support to clients, who is realizing the need to change their own lives and do not realize this, as well as clients who do not have the intellectual capacity for this awareness.

 Youth, leading a risky lifestyle, not having shelter, family support  Adults representing the interests of children from the target group

Mission As a result of our work, children and young people from disadvantaged groups have acquired the capacity to overcome difficulties in their lives and got the necessary support to do this.

 Organizations representing the interests of children from the target group



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Strategic goals for 2013

Development of local donorship Development of 5 foster families, who bring up orphans


Build a network of 3 social houses (with minimum conditions for living, the maximum for the acquisition of social competence and the formation of human values based on Christian)

Logistic in a single stable system (combines various material and financial flows, various activities)

Implement grant programs (includes children and youth at risk) - Children's Advocacy Network - volunteer programs - Cross-cultural program

1.Children Rights Hotel

2. Farm - house for socially weak youth

Implementation of electronical reporting and accounting

3. Social house of mother and child ÂŤLittle momÂť

Development of local NGO's, networking with 3rd sector and state services

Development of competent team that is able to support diverse sup port of client with acception of cultural features

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International establishments and individuals We express our gratitude and appreciation to the establishments and individuals who made this year contribution for the future.


NGO «Kids in trouble», Austria, gratitude for financial and moral support


Delegation of European Union to Ukraine, we are grateful for confidence and support in realization of children rights and for development of civil society.


“Hameco Agro”, Netherland, personally Hugo Meulenberg and family. We are grateful for regular financial support and investment, as well as for friendship and personal involvement in the upbringing of young clients.

4. Ministry of foreign affairs of Denmark and United Nations Development Program. We are grateful for investments into development of civil society activities and human rights.


Hypermarket «Praktiker» and personally Sven Rath. We are grateful for financial support of repair and construction of social houses «Children’s village” and “Little mom” and also for friendship and personal part in upbringing of young clients.

Special gratitude we are giving to our friends, donors and supporters: Hagen Kriesing (Germany, Berlin), Matthias Uhlemann (Germany), Magdalena Bautista (Mexico - Poland:), Hanna Ruehs (Germany), Beate Kopitzsch (Germany), Olya and Robert Czerwinski (Austria). All our friends abroad.


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Ukrainian establishments and individuals

We express our gratitude and appreciation to the establishments and individuals who made this year contribution for the future.



Donetsk city charity fund “DOBROTA” and personally Jacob Rogalin 2. Counterpart Creative center 3. ISAR “Ednannia” 4. Fund of Rinat Ahmetov «Development of Ukraine» 5. Donetsk press-club 6. Project «Rights of women and children in Ukraine» and personally Victor Dvornikov 7. ”Charity fund “Health of nation” 8. Café “Aljans” and personally Elena Prohorova 9. Podvigina Nadegda Anatol’evna 10. Sidorenko Taras Vasil’evich (Kirova mine) 11. CVU (Donetsk) and personally Olga Martinovska 12. Pavel Obod (SVIT-Ukraine)

We also express our appreciation and thanks for everyone who helped us this year and gave a piece of heart for children.

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Partners Friendly establishments Civil Society organizations 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

CDHH “VOSTOK”, Makeyevka HRC «POSTUP», Lugansk DCCF «DOBROTA», Donetsk CVU, Severodonetsk Theatre «Class», Alchevsk Charity fund “Pilgrim”, Mariupol DCYO “Alternative youth center”, Donetsk Donetsk press-club Helsinki foundation on human rights, Warszawa Delegation of «Every child» in Ukraine, Kiev CULE «POTOK», Makeyevka Charity fund “Health of nation”, Makeyevka Charity fund “Lion’s club”, Makeyevka Donetsk Debate center Charity fund «Donbass against children AIDS», Makeyevka

State 1. Service on Children matters 2. Department of Youth matters 3. Center of Social Services for Youth 4. Department of Health Protection 5. Criminal Police for Children 6. Department of Internal Policy 7. Education Department 8. Educational institutions of the Makeyevka city 9. City Administration of Justice 10. Inspection of Corrections

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

School 80 School 41 Hospital on infections Hospital on cardiology Children department of city hospital #6 Women departments and maternity houses of hospitals # 2, 3, 6 Department of newborn pathology

Churches 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Christian church “Rema” Orthodox church of Saint Olga Donetsk Christian university Church “Word of life” Christian family center Church “Light of the Gospel”


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Our projects.

Children rights protection network

Financed: Delegation of European Union to Ukraine. Terms: march 2009 - march 2011 Budget: 217 715, 00 EUR In March 2009, started the first and the only for today in Ukraine network of Children rights protection centers, uniting the six NGO’s in Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Its mission is to provide qualified social support and legal assistance to social orphans in the region, to those who have actually stayed without care of the family, however, does not have the status


of orphans. Participants of Children Rights Protection Network are civil society organizations that long time work with child protection, social rehabilitation of children: - NGO "Martin-Club” - Makeyevka - Charity Foundation "Pilgrim" - Mariupol - Donetsk city youth organization “Alternative Youth Centre” Donetsk - Human Rights Center "POSTUP” - Lugansk - DPP "Class" - Alchevsk - Regional Branch of Ukrainian social organization "Committee of Voters of Ukraine Severodonetsk. The most common problem - lack of documentation, denial of property rights, perpetrated against them illegal acts of violence. For 2010 “MARTIN-club” provided 41 services 770 times for 281 children in difficult life situations. Most often services; legal services, consultation of social worker, rations for poor families in emergency situations, assistance in development, rehabilitation tourism and provision of clothing, footwear, medicines.

Among Children rights protection centers Makeyevka this year ranked by number of served clients. The number of clients served by all Children rights centers (CRC): 1,281 persons (November 2010)

1. Alchevsk CRC [232] 2. Donetsk CRC [174] 3. Lugansk CRC (3) [162] 4. Makeyevka CRC [281] 5. Mariupol CRC [214] 6. Severodonetsk CRC [218] Help for children provided in partnership and in contact with 562 establishments in different cities of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Database of network contains 501 document of human rights nature, which may be used by lawyers or social workers of any center. That makes job easier and possible to use same documents for same cases. Established data base on clients, benefiting from the services of a children rights network. The base combines the experience gained throughout the project. In 2010, implemented couple of trainings on human rights, started to work e-learning course on children's rights, which tends to develop, is publicly available, constantly updated with new material. This course is created in partnership with the Helsinki Foundation on Human Rights; it has a reputation as the most active human rights organization in Europe. More information available on

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Our internet tools

Children rights protection site. This site is informational and educational resource, which contains various information about children.


Database on clients This resource implies on our efficiency. This tool allows us to maintain and supervise the work remotely, via the Internet. Create reports of different content automatically.

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Our internet tools

Site of our organization. This tool contains information about our organization and its activities.


E-learning course: ÂŤLegal protection for disadvantaged childrenÂť This resource is designed to increase legal knowledge of social workers, teachers, doctors and employees of public social services, representatives of NGOs, students of humanities and active citizens - all those to whom appeal socially vulnerable children and adults who are ready to support them.

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Our projects.

“Together towards childhood. Active society, open authority”

Financed: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and UNDP through the Counterpart Creative Center Terms: December 2009 - September 2010 Budget: 107 260.10 UAH. Purpose: Strengthening influence of local community on policy formation towards children and youth through public debates, conferences, open space, seminar on the formation of youth and children's policy, and other activities that affect on the formation public movement in Makeyevka.


Results: The activists and professionals of the field of childhood were involved in decision-making process regarding children in the city, increased the viability of children's and youth organizations, state establishments became more open, authorities received information about the vision of community work aimed at improving the situation of children and youth in the city. Shortened the distance between government and society through the conference «Open Space», citizens had successful experience in communication with government officials; they saw a human behind the bureaucratic system. It is simplified further contacts of society and authorities. Due to the accumulated impact on the problems of the city has improved the overall situation of children in Makeyevka.

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Our projects.


Little mother – practical advocacy

Financed: Joint project of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the UN Development Programme, with ІSAR "Ednannia" Terms: November 2010- June 2011 Budget: 117 640, 00 UAH Investments: Hugo Muhlenberg (Hameco Agro), Sven Rath (Praktiker) Partnership: Services of Children matters, social centers of services for youth Purpose: Defending children's right on upbringing in the biological family, right to be born, a worthy standard of living by providing legal assistance to mothers, promoting the provision of services of temporary residence with the child, "Children Rights Hotel�, an information campaign among the target groups, NGOs and workers of public institutions of the importance to keep families of women who find themselves in difficult circumstances. Short-term results: 1. 20 people receive the skills and Advocacy for mothers at risk of child abandonment 2. 150 people receive legal aid in the stations of legal aid

3. 12 mothers who are at risk of child rejection, and 12 children will receive a comprehensive service, "Human Rights hotel", which includes accommodation for the child, help in providing with worthy nutrition, development, child care, creating the conditions for getting education and work for mother, recovery of documents, etc. 4. 180 people (involved in the work of legal prevention group) will have the skills and knowledge that contribute to the restoration of social ties and continued warning orphan tradition 5. The service "Human Rights hotel" will be given by three partner organizations of the project and by 3 another organizations, which will pass master-class within the project 6. Information campaign will cover 1000 people from the nearest environment of the target groups: professionals from orphanages and schools, maternity homes, pediatric departments, and the general public in 3 cities of Donetsk Region 7. 10 representatives of mass media and authorities, on which depends the solution of this problem will be 9 months included in the monitoring problem and development of recommendations to solve it.

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Social house «Children’s village” On the basis of existing rehabilitation-training center "Children's Village, which has 10 years of experience in Makeyevka, we provide service called “Children rights hotel”. Its goal to become a non-stop haven for clients of children rights centers who in need of accommodation and meals during the time of registration documents. During 2010 this service was provided to 64 clients, 14 of them - children under 5 years old. Compared with previous years of work number of customers increased twice. This year the Children's Village has been enriched by children's playground, classrooms, computers, new beds, heating system, it was redecorated. During the year on every Sunday with children worked music therapist on technologies of Waldorf educational system. Guys-inhabitants were engaged in weaving of beads, sports training, yoga, swimming, coach of the school curriculum, learned English and went to church every Sunday. Two of our inhabitants were invited to sing in a church group. Three inmates were transferred out of boarding schools for mentally handicapped children to the normal school. Some of children received services of psychotherapy based on Rogers Technology (play therapy).

Moms of our children learnt how to love them and hug, swaddle and feed, to check their lessons, leave bad habits, go through rehabilitation from alcoholism and drugs. In 2010 we had a lot of help from volunteers of organizations – AISEC and SvitUkraine from Mexico, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, and Colombia. They gave to children the real lessons of development, they traveled with them, taught them foreign languages, swam, played, taught them the wisdom of their people, ethnic kitchen, taught lessons of geography and culture in a relaxed form, so it is remembered for a lifetime. During 2010, for the implementation of the service "Children rights hotel" has been invested 75,826 31 uah. Category



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Social house “Little mom”


In November 2009 we bought a house not far from the Social house “Children's Village". A year later renovated building opened its doors to the first inhabitants and became the first institution in the Donetsk region, which acts as a social house for mother and child. New social hotel can take three mothers and three babies. Length of stay of women within its walls is not limited. Educational work carried out all the time - with women in a hotel will live foster family. - Our house is the first social house in the Donetsk region, which is focused on helping young mothers with babies, also similar centers are preparing for the opening by our partners, civil society organizations in Donetsk and Mariupol. Working in network format, we create a single standard of such social centers. The study of the situation showed that most part of young women who seek help has same difficulties, so the algorithm of its decision should be worked-out. Very often difficulties – are the gaps connected with the absence of family education of the young mothers - told head of CSO "MARTINclub" Victoria Fedotova.

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Incomes and costs 2010

Project "Little mom - practical advocacy"; 19952,83; 1% Project "Training for trainers" 56 457. 3% Project "Children rights protection network".

Purchase of minivan. 160 000.

1136045,36. 72%


House "Little mom"; 89429; 6%

Purchase of 3rd house for farm. 14700. 1% Project "Together towards childhood". 105609,36. 7%

Total sum of costs – 1 668 020, 58 uah Grants – 1 318 064,19 uah

Donations – 349 955,81 uah


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Civil society organization "MARTIN-club" 86108 Ukraine, Donetsk region Makeyevka, Sverdlova Street, 38 Tel/fax: +38 0623 222-913 Cell: +38 050 620 29 15 E-mail:

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