150 sheep and 4 horses are the pride of the Kovcheh Animal Farm which was established less than a year ago. On the ruins of a once flourishing agricultural business, they created a recreation area for families and children. This was made possible thanks to the efforts of Caritas Kolomyya-Chernivtsi Eparchy and their Czech colleagues who had the idea to create such a farm. Rostyslav Stroyvus, Assistant Director of the Humanitarian Department of Caritas Olomouc visited Kovcheh recently was very impressed.
“Last year there were only 25 sheep and now there are 150! You can’t be disappointed with this kind of progress. Additionally they are already conducting therapy at the farm which will help many children with disabilities in their rehabilitation, development and in increasing their self confidence. The farm is constantly acquiring new animals. When the weather was nice I saw a lot of kids at the farm,” the foreign visitor noted with joy.
Mr. Stroyvus expressed his vision of future cooperation with the farm. Kovcheh in the village of P’yadykakh (Kolomyya district, Ivano-Frankivs’k region) should become a centre for children and young people, and for those with special needs.