On 11 November KPMG in Ukraine held the Annual Firm-Wide Day, which covered both business priorities and the social agenda. At the end of the event our employees created 30 bird feeders and nesting boxes.
Most of feeders and nesting boxes were presented to the Fomin Botanical Garden, our partner in environment projects.
Six feeders and nesting boxes were decorated for the corporate charity auction. Due to this auction employees fundraised an amount of 1,300 UAH for an educational and cultural project for disabled children from the Slavutych Rehabilitation Center. As a result, KPMG Ukraine and its employees funded a trip of 35 youngsters from the social rehabilitation centre for disabled children in Slavutych.
In total, 35 children came to the Ukrainian capital: 32 disabled children and 3 kids from an orphanage visited Kyiv where they enjoyed two video performances on planets and the Universe at the ATMASFERA 360 Spherical Cinema.
To discover nature facts and abilities of a human being, children visited the Experimentanium Museum of Popular Science and Technology.
The trip ended with a New Year sweet gift exhange. Interestingly, that 17 volonteers (employees and family members) accompanied our guest, taled to them and made this trip unforgettable for kids.
Volonteers from KPMG help this center during 7 years and arrange programmes in Kyiv since 2011.
An initiator of this annual project Yuliya Novogitsyna, Senior Manager, Tax & Legal, shared her impressions, "I know that trips to Kyiv can be tough, not only for the kids from Slavutych, but also for those in charge of them due to the long journey (3,5 hours one way) and having to be responsible for children with health issues.
Nevertheless, each time I enquire: "We want to invite you to Kyiv. Do you want to come?" I always hear the same response: "Yes". I get this answer, as all the difficulties involved are erased from people's memory and only the impressions (and photographs) of what they have seen remain.
The children will also discuss each trip for a long time with their teachers – all the events they attended and their impressions. We hope that this excellent tradition will continue in May 2014, when we plan to invite children from Slavutych to Kyiv. I would like to thank everyone who participated in this event!"