Ilya, a Russian boy aged 8, now lives in an orphanage that feels like home. Acting as a corporate citizen, Daiichi Sankyo supported the transformation of the orphanage 700 kilometres northwest of Moscow. All Daiichi Sankyo employees in Europe were actively involved. Their donations – matched by the pharmaceutical company – contribute to the new concept for orphanages where family apartments are to replace large dormitories.
Living Together as a Family
In October 2014 the first eight boys and girls moved into their new home. At the Opening Ceremony in the orphanage Pascale Vayer, founder of “Little Hearts”, explained why “My Family. My Hope” is about more than just remodelling: “The children are used to eating their meals in the cafeteria and sleeping in large dormitories. Now up to eight boys and girls live together in a family apartment with two qualified caregivers. One of the ‘mothers’ will always be around to take care of the children.”
Support for Children with a Handicap
Daiichi Sankyo’s social initiative is met with generous support throughout Europe and continues in 2015. Our support will go to the children’s home in Vysokiy – a small city in Ukraine near Kharkiv. Here, 96 children aged 4 to 18 with handicaps are cared for. The orphanage urgently needs physiotherapy equipment to address the orthopedic, neurological and cardiopulmonary needs of children living with disorders such as cerebral palsy, stroke as well as spinal cord injury.
- Online Donations for the “Little Hearts”
- Daiichi Sankyo’s support for the “Little Hearts”
- Visit our “Little Hearts” page at www.daiichi-sankyo.eu