New Hope Center had the privilege of putting together a sports team and heading to Nova-Nicholaivka orphanage, about an hour and a half drive from Zaporozhye. One of our friends, Yuriy, who was on the team, purchased and brought basketballs, volleyballs, sneakers, a ping pong table, etc. to give to the orphanage that has about 260 kids. The team was met by a very warm welcome, a concert by the kids, and a huge lunch.
Their basketball and volleyball teams challenged ours in tournaments and won! They did well whether they were dancing, playing instruments, or sports, and New Hope is excited about building a stronger connection with Nova-Nicholiavka, especially as many from their graduating class are coming to study at a trade school in Zaporozhye this fall.Continue Reading