Volunteer in Ukraine :: Kherson

Over 34  government facilities for orphans and children with special needs in the Kherson Oblast. Detailed list at bottom of page.
Kherson Oblast

Kherson Oblast  Khersons’ka oblast’; also referred to as Khersonshchyna  is an oblast (province) in southern Ukraine, just north of Crimea.  Its administrative center  is Kherson. The area of the region is 29000 km². Kherson is an important port on the Black Sea and Dnieper River and the home of a major ship building industries. The current estimated population is 329,000 (as of 2007).

Geography

The Kherson Oblast is bordered by the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast on the north, the Black Sea  and the Crimea on the south, the Mykolayiv on the west, and the Azov Sea and the Zaporizhzhia Oblast on the east.

The Dnieper River runs through the oblast which includes the Kakhovka Reservoir.

Main sights


Kherson synagogue

  • The Church of Saint Catherine was built in the 1780s, supposedly to Ivan Starov's  designs, and contains the tomb of Prince Potemkin.

  • Jewish cemetery - Kershon has a large Jewish community which was established in the mid 17th century.  From 1959 until 1990 there was no synagogue in Kherson. Since then, both Jewish life and Kherson have really grown and developed in an atmosphere of peace.  Nevertheless,the Jewish cemetery has regularly suffered from acts of vandalism. The graves have been repeatedly covered with trash and the tombstones destroyed and desecrated. On April 06, 2012, an act of vandalism, at the Jewish cemetery, occurred on the most important festival in the Jewish calendar, the festival of Passover. The fire, which was set, immediately spread over an area of about 700 square meters and caused severe damage to the graves and tombstones.

  • Kherson TV Tower  is a famous construction located in the city.

  • Adziogol Lighthouse, hyperboloid structure designed by V.G.Shukhov, 1911

Childrens homes in Kherson Oblast.

Orphanage family type Kuznetsov...11 children, aged 3 - 19 years

Tsiurupynsk orphanage boarding...207 children aged 4 -18 years

KZDB "Training and Rehabilitation Centre" Tower "Kherson Regional Council"...100 children aged 3 - 7 years

Tsyurupynsk special boarding school and II degrees Kherson Regional Council...67 children, aged 7 - 16 years

Social Centre for Maternal and Child Kherson Regional Council...10 people, mother of 7 months pregnant and the child reaches 18 months

Orphanage family type Vasilyev...8 children, aged 5 - 22 years

Orphanage family type Kryukovsky...8 children, aged 12 - 20 years

Orphanage family type Sharvarly...6 children, aged 11 - 18 years

Orphanage family type Poluhtinyh...9 children aged 9 - 14 years

Novokyyivska special boarding school and II degrees Kherson Regional Council...80 children, aged 7 - 16 years

Orphanage family type Beetle...9 children aged 5 - 14 years

Orphanage family type Borodin-Redko...6 children, aged 3 - 12 years

Orphanage family type Noise...8 children, 4 - 15 years

Orphanage family type Kuchmyak...5 children, aged 4 - 12 years

Orphanage family type joint...7 children aged 2 - 14 years

Orphanage family type Bondarenko...6 children, aged 4 - 13 years

Orphanage family type Koval...6 children, aged 3 - 12 years

Orphanage family type Voronovo...8 children, aged 13 - 18 years

Orphanage family type Maksymenko...9 children aged 6 - 17 years

Regional Orphanage for children with CNS...70 children from birth to 3 years old

Orphanage family type Kornev...10 children aged 9 - 16 years

KZHOR "Dnipryanska orphanage boarding"...157 children, aged 4 - 35 years

Lviv SPC "elementary school-gymnasium-boarding" Kherson Regional Council...220 children, aged 6 - 17 years

Sivashskoe special boarding school and II degrees Kherson Regional Council...136 children aged 7 - 17 years

Kalinin special boarding school and II phases number 1 Kherson Regional Council...108 children aged 6 - 17 years

Kherson special boarding school and II for deaf children...120 children, aged 3 -18 years

Taurian special boarding school and II degrees Kherson Regional Council...168 children aged 7 - 16 years

Starozbur'yivska special boarding school and II degrees Kherson Regional Council...120 children, aged 7 - 18 years

BB CHOIR "Shelter for children Juvenile Services Administration"...50 children aged 3 - 18 years

Kalinin special boarding school and II stages № 2 Kherson Regional Council...108 children aged 6 - 17 years

Tsyurupynsk secondary school degrees Kherson Regional Council...129 children aged 6 - 17 years

DB boarding "Joy" Kherson Regional Council...41 children, aged 3 - 18 years

BB "Kherson boarding school I-III grades them. Shevchenko Kherson Regional Council"...211 children, aged 3 - 17 years

Kherson Regional Children's Hospital...520 children from birth to 18 years old