Recommended good causes – Ukraine

By Vadim Dovganyuk

If there’s 1 thing most people know about me, it’s my dedicated support towards charities. In light of this, I eventually added a list of recommended charities to the top menu here on my blog, not just nationally here in Ukraine, but even internationally, including in the country most might not have expected of me,…

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Song Translation: Yes-R ft. Chantal Janzen – Vecht Mee

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Foreword This song was made 12 years ago in support of the Dutch Fight Cancer Foundation. And after all those years, there is still no English translation to be found anywhere. And that hasn’t gone by unnoticed. Hence I received the request to do this translation.This was instantly accepted by me, because of the ongoing…

A Day In The Life Of An Orphan | Один день из жизни сироты

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Foreword This translation was requested, even though I possibly would have ended up translating the video someday, based on the subject. The video is by the Russian “Arithmetics of Kindness” Foundation. And it follows a regular day in life of Nikita, a boy who lives/lived in the Moscow-based Centre For Family Education “Our Home”. At…

Children need us now more than ever [Part 1]

By Vadim Dovganyuk

This is part 1 of a series of blog posts which will together form 1 very large article.I worked long on the full article and it ended up being over 10 thousand words of content.—[All video content in this post has been supplied by UNICEF.]—If you have recently read any news website, you will have…

Project: Ads for Charity [Last Update: June 2019]

By Vadim Dovganyuk

The idea Close to all websites have ads these days, which is obvious, as ads could bring in quite a bit of money. That money could help in many ways, like paying the costs of the website upkeep. Still, in most cases, the website costs don’t even come close to what the ads bring in…

Social media platforms fight bots through automation, causing only worse problems

By Vadim Dovganyuk

It’s a regular part of pretty much anyone’s life these days, social media. Most of us visit it at least once a day, if not more, far more even. However, you might be surprised about how many people have experienced being suspended, or banned as people also will call it. According to pretty much every…

Translation: Letzte Instanz – Unsere Augen

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Foreword The last translation of this year. I saved a beautiful song for this moment. I don’t really know what I can say beyond that… Well, let’s just use the blank space to say thank you to the collaboration known as ICE, especially to GEMA in specific, for being the main source of the licenses…

Translation: LETZTE INSTANZ – Wir sind eins

By Vadim Dovganyuk

While this music video is even a bit controversial to myself, I am a strong believer of one world and one humanity. Meaning, sometimes I have to look past controversies, and just think of the goal. I doubt I will need to say more than this.

The never-ending wars and conflicts

By Vadim Dovganyuk

1914, it may seem like a random year I name, yet, it is not. 1914 is a very well known year because of the Christmas Truce(Weihnachtsfrieden, Trêve de Noël, Kerstbestanden), a truly remarkable moment during the First World War, which never happened again. Yes, it is actually possible, peace during war, and the reason why…

Orphans and their problems in Ukraine and Russia [2018 version]

By Vadim Dovganyuk

The problem for orphans in Ukraine and Russia When you hear Ukraine and Russia in 1 sentence, it is most often about the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine and how either Ukraine or Russia is bad.While this happens, there are very few who dare to notice the impact this conflict has on both sides children,…

A closer look: deinstitutionalisation of child care systems

By Vadim Dovganyuk

When we look at campaigns like the ones of Lumos, Disability Rights International, Family For Every Child, and even my beloved ChildFund, you would suppose that institutions are basically places that shouldn’t exist at all, however, a question you may wish to have answered is how true this actually is. Orphans, children who lost both…

My opinion: Gender Inequality

By Vadim Dovganyuk

[Blog posts starting with “My opinion:” are based of my complete honest view about a certain subject. Unlike most other blog posts, they are not intended about making you agree, neither do I truly care if you agree, they are just about sharing my opinion] Inequality… Just saying that term will already make you aware that…

[RANT] The term Orphan

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Urgh… I hate it when I as a non-native English speaker have to educate native English speakers… In this case, made even worse as the origin of the lack of understanding quite likely are non-native English speakers, like myself… I am just going to be to the point: The English term of Orphan comes from…

Have a safe Cyber Christmas

By Vadim Dovganyuk

As it’s Christmas Eve, it’s likely people are creating beautiful memories, memories some may want to eternalize with photos. I am going to keep this short, as the message is short: “Don’t overly share photos online!” If you wish to end the holidays with your (and your family’s) cyber-safety intact, please keep photos private. In…

After 2 years…

By Vadim Dovganyuk

2 years ago, I started my own quest, the quest to get every trustworthy organization listed that is supporting disadvantaged children within the area of Ukraine, and as of 2016 also Russia, and more importantly, that have no connection to politics, so not to any government, and neither support any means of political and military…