Who are you even supporting? – Stay away from AIESEC

By Vadim Dovganyuk

You might actually have seen it while browsing around the web, those advertisements about volunteering abroad. Especially if you live in Western Europe and Northern America, these advertisements are very common. And you might say, “why not?” Many of the advertisements are from reputable companies after all. Especially the NGO “AIESEC” is well-known for this.…

The charity which blessed my life

By Vadim Dovganyuk

While my charitable activities go back exactly 6 years as of today, there is a charity, which I care for very much, of which the activities goes back to 1973. Starting out in support of oppressed Christians in the former Soviet Union, their work didn’t end when in 1991 the former Soviet Union came to…

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,…

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…

Supporting Russian children from outside of Russia (Version 1)

By Vadim Dovganyuk

[Project is on-hold because of a serious lack of time] This is a work in progress and will be updated every Saturday evening (based on GMT+2). (There will also be 3 posts released soon for valid and trustworthy ways to support Ukrainian, Moldovan and Polish children while living in other countries.) Foreword Possibly you know…

Don’t be a voluntourist!

By Vadim Dovganyuk

As the holiday season is coming up again, so will probably there once again be a rise in voluntourism. Like most organizations are already voicing, I call out to not go out to volunteer in institutions, like children’s homes and orphanages. The question that probably will be asked is: “Why not?” Well, to describe it…

The unseen of Child Labor and Humanity

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Child Labor, without any doubt one of the biggest problems when it comes to the protection of children’s rights, caused by the most problematic problem to children, poverty. At most countries this is banned, yet, this happens at almost every country, including the developed countries… The main reason behind the huge numbers in which we…

“What we don’t see, we don’t know”

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Update January 2018: Article improved with help of a friend native to the English language. Update: As my English has improved, so did I notice that what I wrote here was wrong in terminology. The too often clarified misuse of the term “orphan”. I have tried to improve this, but this has taken away some of…