When the charitable public association "World Without Borders" was first established it was involved in organising the rehabilitation of Belarusian children abroad. During these years, about 6,200 children from areas affected by the Chernobyl disaster have travelled to Italy for respite.
In April 2003, at a regular conference of our organization, issues related to the implementation of new programs aimed at helping children with cardiovascular and musculoskeletal system diseases were brought up. CPA "World Without Borders" co-organised a campaign to support children with cardiovascular diseases called "Children's Health in Our Hands", which was supported by the UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund.
In 2004, the NGO "World Without Borders" initiated a new project for children with special physical and mental disabilities. At the invitation of the Swedish organization "Eriks Development Partner" to study the forms and methods of working with these children, a visit was organized for specialists from the Republic of Belarus (Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Ministry of Education) to Sweden.
Since January 2005, the Swedish-Polish-Belarusian project "Alternative forms and methods of working with children with special physical and mental disabilities." has been implemented in the Bogushevsky boarding home for children with physical and mental disabilities.
Helping children, their parents, professionals and those close to them - this is the essence of the project. It is aimed at educating people who take care of children with a difficult life and teach new methods of work. All work is aimed at changing the attitudes towards people with disabilities and improving their care for them.
Since May 2007, CPA "World Without Borders" together with the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus holds an annual public festival of creativity of boarding schools for children with disabilities, which has a life-affirming name "Dreams Come True!".
The final gala concert turns into a grandiose celebration, where everyone without exception feels like real heroes and winners. The best creative group from Belarus is invited to the International Festival of Creativity held in different countries each year.
Since 2008, CPA "World Without Borders" has been participating in the Republican Olympics for children with disabilities organised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection. The main thing in such events is a competitive spirit, friendly, warm, and cordial atmosphere, familiarising the children with sports and supporting their desire to demonstrate their sporting achievements.
Since 2011, CPA "World Without Borders" has held an annual KVN competition for troubled youth. Holding this event for teenagers from closed educational institutions and teams of teenagers from across Belarus who are members of IDN (have juvenile records) is a perfect example of cooperation between educational institutions and public associations in the interests of children in conflict with the law, in educating and training new skills to provide new opportunities and ways of staying out of trouble. The KVN “Autumn Marathon” is a comedy sketch performance competition. Year on year the teams are received warmly and celebrated by the audience and in the media.
The action "Big Art with the Hands of Little People" has been held by CPA "World Without Borders" since 2012. This is a unique event for Belarus to involve pupils of boarding homes for children with disabilities and educational institutions of art, contributing to the development of their creative abilities.
On the eve of the New Year and Christmas holidays, the staff and volunteers of CPA "World Without Borders", visit the children and teenagers in these institutions, bringing joy and creating beautiful memories at such a special time of year. Our volunteers travel with popular artists and bring presents.
Since 2012, within the framework of the action "Our Children" CPA “World without Borders” holds an annual New Year charity event. On the eve of the New Year holidays, children from boarding institutions of the Republic of Belarus are congratulated by representatives of ministries and departments and also Belarusian pop stars.