RTE air doc­u­men­tary fea­tur­ing work of Bray Ch­er­nobyl Chil­dren’s Project

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THE WORK of Ch­er­nobyl Chil­dren’s Project In­ter­na­tional will be the sub­ject of a pow­er­ful new tele­vi­sion doc­u­men­tary to be shown on RTE 1 on Thurs­day Septem­ber 4 at 10.45 p.m.

‘The Chil­dren Be­yond Ch­er­nobyl’ will fo­cus strongly on the lives of the Two Sashes as they are now fondly known as. Th­ese two men grew up in Vesonva Or­phan­age in Be­larus and will be mov­ing into the Home of Home, a Bray project, that has been built on the grounds of the or­phan­age for adults with dis­abil­i­ties.

In April of this year mem­bers of the Bray Out­reach of the Ch­er­nobyl Chil­dren’s Project In­ter­na­tional, vol­un­teered and as­sisted in the build­ing of six houses and a car­ers home as part of the Home of Hope. Now at the age of 18 the Two Sashes, who spend their sum­mer hol­i­days in the sea­side town of Bray will move from the or­phan­age into the more self suf­fi­cient Home of Help.

The doc­u­men­tary was filmed in Be­larus this sum­mer as over 100 Ir­ish aid work­ers re­turned to the world’s most highly con­tam­i­nated nu­clear ac­ci­dent ra­di­a­tion zone.

This jour­ney to Be­larus is one filled with mo­ments of hope and great joy as chil­dren, some res­cued from bru­talised and abu­sive back­grounds and oth­ers with se­vere phys­i­cal and men­tal ill­nesses are be­ing given a chance of new lives.

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