Dopomogator Foundation, founded by Olena Chernovolova, a Ukrainian ex-notary, has been changing the lives of Ukrainians through Charity Foundation Dopomogator. While working as a notary, Olena realized the need to help others, especially during the ongoing war in Ukraine. In 2017, she established Dopomogator Foundation to provide physical and psychological rehabilitation, career guidance, education assistance, social adaptation, and support for social entrepreneurship.
Initially, the foundation was managed by hired personnel as Olena was busy with her business. However, with a full-scale invasion in 2022, the foundation shifted its focus toward charitable projects. At the end of 2022, Olena met the developer of bionic prostheses from Allbionics which led to the Regenerate Ukrainians project.
The Regenerate Ukrainians project aims to provide over 150 free bionic prosthetics to both military personnel and civilians who lost limbs during the war. In 2023, this is one of the main goals of Dopomogator Foundation.
The bionic prostheses produced by the Regenerate Ukrainians project are made from combined 3D-printed materials, offering strength and comfort. The prostheses feature finger-controlled sensors for necessary grips, with size and color choices personalized for each user. A printed array of sensors provides precise control for users with different types of amputations, and built-in machine-learning technology makes skill acquisition easier. A flexible porous lining is also printed individually for the user, providing reliable fixation.
What is remarkable about the Regenerate Ukrainians project is that the production, installation, and service of the prosthetics are completely free for those in need. This project is a significant step forward in improving the lives of those affected by war and conflict in Ukraine.
Dopomogator Foundation’s mission to change the lives of Ukrainians for the better is inspiring, and the Regenerate Ukrainians project is a clear manifestation of the foundation’s commitment to making a real difference in people’s lives. By offering free bionic prosthetics to those in need, the foundation is providing hope and a second chance to those who have lost limbs due to the war. The foundation’s dedication to seeking out new projects and initiatives that can improve the lives of people in Ukraine is commendable, and their work will undoubtedly have a positive impact for years to come.