Co-founder and chairman of the fund
I remember being surprised to realize that I had never heard of my rights as a child, that I did not know that as a child I had the right to be respected and protected. Through my personal experience, it is easy for me to understand children who are not heard and insulted.
Co-founder of the fund, head of communications
Since childhood, I dreamed of becoming a director and making movies. And it so happened that when I started making movies, I went back to my childhood. Because we shoot mostly about children who live on the front lines. At some point, I realized that just filming and showing problems is not enough. We need to make concrete changes.
All my life I was trying to find a job that combines an opportunity to work in my speciality and develop within it, perfect team where you grow together, and a great goal to achieve which you are ready to work 24/7, and not to regret of, but even enjoy it. It sounds unbelievable, but it is true. And all these happened because of the Voices of children. I am unspeakably proud being a part of this extremely valuable mission - helping children return their childhood.
I have been dealing with the issue of observance of children's rights since 2012 - a systematic work on monitoring and advocacy of children's rights in Ukraine, especially children under state care. At the beginning of the war, I was invited to join the Voices of Children team, and I did not hesitate for a second, because this is a logical continuation of my work. In addition, the Foundation provides an opportunity to collect, analyze and systematize data on violations of children's rights during the war, which will later help bring the perpetrators to justice.
Program development fund consultant
For several years in a row, she helped with fundraising plans and strategies. For me, the foundation is about the real value of being "here and now" - flexible, open to the needs of children, fast in quality solutions and self-sufficient in finding resources. The way the organization has grown over the last 3 months is an incredible case that we have to deal with everything that came so suddenly into the life of our country, because every child support now is a holistic and strong adult in the future.
Implementation with meaning is very important to me. I understand that the work in the fund is to ensure that as many children as possible have a happy childhood and a lot of hugs, in spite of everything.
Head of SMM
I am a mother, and I know how important it is that children are not only listened to, but also heard, understood and respected. The most they need from adults is attention and support. The war penetrates very deeply into the family, leaving its mark both on the outside and inside. I am happy to work for a foundation that is doing its best to help children overcome the trauma of war. I really want the children to feel protected and smile more. Children's voices must be heard.
SMM, designer, illustrator
I grew up in a military family, and it's probably surprising that I chose a creative path in life. Kindergarten children, classmates - almost all were children of the military. We often played "war", mercilessly shot at each other from different sides of kindergarten pavilions, and the wounded were taken to the "hospital" -sand, and had first-class sticks. I was lucky to grow up in a relatively peaceful time. But the thought that there were children in my country for whom my childhood fears had become a reality was unsettling.
I know what war is like, I was in hot spots in eastern Ukraine. I saw the destroyed buildings and I understand what children can go through. They are the future of Ukraine. And I love Ukraine and I want our children to have everything they need and not suffer.
I coordinate the work of volunteers from all over the world who want to join the work of "Children's Voices". Today there are more than four hundred of them. She started working for the Foundation recently, when she had to take her child abroad at the beginning of the war. Work, everyday life, friends - everything stayed at home. If it weren't for my daughter, I would probably have stayed there too, doing something to bring our victory closer. So when I was invited to join the Voices, I didn't even think about it. Pleases at least some opportunity to help children who are less fortunate.
I can ride 210 km a day on a bicycle, it's the perfect anti-stress. This helps to "ventilate" the head and not think about balance sheets and cash orders.
My Dad is a child of war, his father (my grandfather, whom I had no luck knowing) was killed during World War II. I had a happy childhood, I was loved by my parents and relatives, but from time to time there was a fear that war would break out and I would lose someone close. Unfortunately, for today's children, my fear has become a reality. Therefore, I am very happy to join the Foundation's team, which helps children and their parents to overcome fears, feelings of anxiety and regain safety and security.
One fine autumn day I was lucky enough to be born into a loving family where children were raised in love and care. We have five parents. Living in my home paradise, it seemed to me that this is how everyone lives. But one day, while still in school, I heard that the girl wanted to run away from home because her parents treated her badly. For me it was savagery. Time passed, and the girl still ran away from home, and in a few days she was found dead. Since then, I have decided to look for answers to questions for children raised in violence and find solutions to their needs.
Childhood is created for joy, entertainment, rehearsals, development and fun laughter. Children sometimes can and understand much more than adults. But we have to create conditions for their development. And for that, we first need to hear them
I work in Voices, with children. Because children are the last to suffer from the mistakes of adults. So I want to take care of, help, and protect them from potential injury. And the Voices team has the strength, initiative and resources to do so.
Author of illustrations and director of inspiration
A four-legged friend of children and a chief specialist in a good mood