No one can be indifferent and stand aside from those terrible events that are happening today on the territory of our state. Since the beginning of the war, Russian troops have been shelling oil depots and large industrial facilities throughout Ukraine. Heavy metals from shells and military equipment enter the soil and groundwater. Fires in forests and steppes destroy the natural environment of rare species of flora and fauna. War mercilessly destroys all of nature – God’s Creation, air, water, earth, plants, and animals suffer because of it.
When it comes to the defense of the Motherland, citizens participate in this war those who have never picked up a weapon in their lives, those who are said to not hurt a fly, are ready to go into battle. Everyone who is able to hold a weapon stands up for the defense of the Motherland. It is known that on October 14, all of Ukraine will celebrate the Day of Defenders of Ukraine. Thus, the young environmentalists of the TRENCSY joined the ArtKyshenja which is an art project, making greeting cards for those in love with Ukraine, loyal patriots, our Heroes of the defense of the state. In this way, children support our soldiers, remember them every minute, and are infinitely grateful for everything.
Small greeting cards made by children’s hands will warm the hearts of our soldiers. They can easily be attached to the wall, placed on any surface, or even hidden in a pocket. The participants of the event started making postcards under the guidance of experts from the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies, Olga Velychkanych, and Oksana Kremin. The group members enthusiastically chose the color of the postcard, cut out, painted the future products and lively discussed the completed work, because each child put a piece of his heart into it. Children wrote various greetings and words of gratitude addressed to the defenders, in particular: “Happy Day of the Warriors of Light!”, “Happy holiday to the best warriors in the world!”, “Happy holiday to lovers of Ukraine!”, “Thank you very much!” “I sleep soundly when the Armed Forces are nearby!”, “Come back alive!” etc. With the help of volunteers, ready-made patriotic postcards were handed over to the addressees – our Defenders.
The event was held within the framework of the project “Churches, religious and public organizations for the eco-education of national minorities”, which is implemented by the Interreligious and Environmental Civil Forum of Eastern Europe (IRCEF) (head by Alexander Bokotey) in cooperation with the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU Bundesverband NABU International ) with the support of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Auswärtiges Amt #AA_Kultur ) project coordinators Ivan Tymofeiev (NABU), Nataliya Kulya (IRCEF).
Informational Service of IRCEF