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