Summertime is holiday time throughout Europe. The same goes for the Ukraine, although due to the political situation there, it is hard for many families and their children to enjoy their holidays in a carefree manner. Many people, among them 135,000 children and adolescents according to UNICEF, have had to flee from the civil war in the disputed territory in eastern Ukraine. To help the children and adolescents, in particular, to cope with their difficult situation, Caritas and the President of the Bavarian State parliament, Barbara Stamm, invited 30 youngsters from the Donbas region to the Children’s Village in Irschenberg in Bavaria.
During their two-week stay, the group visited Munich for a day. Q_PERIOR, social partner of the Caritas Children’s Village of Irschenberg, compiled the program and accompanied them on their excursion. The youngsters enjoyed a day full of different experiences. The agenda included a guided tour of the town, visits to the Olympic Park, the Olympic stadium, the TV tower and a guided tour of BMW Welt.
The eventful day reached its conclusion in a beer garden with a Bavarian cold platter giving the visitors from the Ukraine a glimpse of Bavarian leisure and culinary culture besides the history of the town and the Olympic site.