All children deserve the opportunity to receive an education and, even further, a faith-based education, one that prepares them not just for this world, but for eternal life. This means truly all children, including those with special needs.
God give us grate gift to open the doors of St Maria Goretti Daycare, one that up until recently was simply impossible in Ukraine. But recent changes in the law now permit the establishment of independent, faith-based educational places under one condition: they must allow the enrollment of children with special needs!
This is extraordinary for Ukraine, where people with disabilities have traditionally been marginalized and kept out of sight. Now, in the amazing providence of God, a law has been passed that helps us teach this fundamental truth: every human life, in every condition, is a precious gift from God, worthy of love, respect and human development.
St Maria Goretti Daycare will serve children from age 3 to 6, including those with special needs. What a great joy it will be to see children blossom together through playing, studies, Christian ethics, learning additional 3 languishes English, Spanish and Polish and even more joyfully through acceptance and the idea that such children can not only survive, but thrive and succeed in their lives. The experience will be rich for everyone involved.