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Annual cake sale in LGE for the benefit of refugees in Ukraine

From the 21st of October to the 12th of November, the students of the Lycée de Garçons Esch sur Alzette have organised their traditional cake sale whose profits will go to Ludmila Bazhenova and her grand-son Danil.

Danil and Ludmila are refugees who have left war-torn Donetsk in 2017, occupied by pro-russian separatists. A very sad family story has preceded their departure: The mother of Danil , gave birth while under occupation to a handicapped daugther. Unfortunately, she could not count onto the support of her partner, who became a prisoner of the separatists. On his return, he suffered from imbearable psyscological trauma and further upset the already precarious family life though violent behaviour. Unable to change the situation, Grand-mother Ludmila took the matter into her own hand and decided to escape with the 12-year old Danil to the city of Dnipro, which remains peaceful so far. On their way they had to pass a number of dangers, a minefield being the most noteworthy one.

Their few savings having rapidly been used up, they turned to the Greek-Catholic church for help, who turned to Caritas for help, who further passed their case on to our organisation.

Our money collection this year will thus go to help these two remarkably brave people. We have visited around 10 classes, during their weekly course “Life and society” to tell about their ordeal and the ongoing war in Ukrain in general. We encouraged the students to bake their own cake and sell it during the breaks for 1 euro per piece (under the motto “a piece for peace”). This sale brought a total of 650 euros, which will allow Ludmila and Danil to pay their rent up until April 2020. Caritas, in the meantime, looks for solutions to help them build up a strong and stable life.

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Marching for Peace

Anselmo Malvetti, a member of our association, started his march for peace in East Ukraine on the 25th of July. Since 2014 this European region is the scene of an ongoing war. Most people are not aware of this war and European news outlets don’t cover it in their news.
Anselmo knows the Ukraine. He visited the country in the summer of 2013, a year before the war broke out. He brought humanitarian help to an orphanage in the city of Cherkassy situated in central Ukraine.
During this trip with his friends he also visited the Ukrainian Crimea region which was annexed by Russia in 2014 as the Ukrainian people were protesting on the Maidan in Ukraine’s capital city Kyiv. They declared their will to work with Europe rather than Russia.
As a student and a European citizen, Anselmo understood right away that the Ukrainian people needs Europe’s support on its way to independence non-submitted to Russia.

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As a pacifist he shows his solidarity with the innocent victims of this war.
He invites any interested person to join him for some days on his march for peace in a majestic scenery. Anyone willing to support Anselmo’s goal can donate for the war victim whom the peace initiative « Ad Pacem servandam » support to rebuild their lives.
100% of the donations is transmitted to the victims of the war.
This donation can be done by bank transfer to the following account IBAN LU28 0099 7800 0064 0276 (CCRALULL) with following mention: marche pour la paix Anselmo Malvetti

Follow also Anselmo on Instagram @eefalt.photography or Facebook @eefaltontour
The Tageblatt edition of the 19th of the July published an interview in German language with Anselmo. It can be read on the web site of « Ad Pacem servandam ».