CUBA BUBA are autonomous play centres for sick children. They are designed to immerse small patients in a friendly emotional environment.
The centres have been exclusively designed based on the unique idea of a Ukrainian philanthropist. Ukrainian architects oversee the construction and development. CUBA BUBA #1, #2, #3, #6, BUBA SPACE designed by Valeriy and Katerina Kuznetsov. CUBA BUBA #4 and CUBA BUBA #5 designed by Daria Proviz.
These centres help children overcome psychological stress while they are undergoing medical treatment. Reducing stress has been found to greatly increase speed of recovery.
CUBA BUBA LEISURE
Learning and Creativity
Communication with Peers
HOW CUBA BUBA LOOKS
CUBA BUBA is a free-standing construction. It can be set up in common areas (corridor, hall, library, rec room) and it looks like a room in a room.
Size 2.4 х 1.7 х 2.3 m
Materials pressed wood, metal, stone, cotton and other natural materials
Design CUBA BUBA is not replicated – each centre is a unique concept.
The first centre of the CUBA BUBA series was installed in Children’s Clinical Hospital #3 (Dnipro)
The second centre was installed in the polyclinic of Children Clinical Hospital #5 (Dnipro)
The third centre was installed in the department of reconstructive surgery and oncology of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Children's Clinical Hospital with the support of the Ukrainian furniture factory Maestro
CUBA BUBA #4 was installed in Dnipro Clinical Hospital #1 supported Borys Bukhbinder, Yuriy Ostapyuk, Petro Palevitch and EnglishDom online school
CUBA BUBA #2 (BUBA.Matrix) appeared at the All-Ukrainian Center for the Rehabilitation of Children with Clinical Desease of the Nervous System (Kyiv) and the Novovodolazhsky Inclusive-Resource Center (Kharkiv region)
CUBA BUBA #5, the chamber for 2 patients in inpatient treatment, was opened in Dnipro Clinical Hospital #1
CUBA BUBA #2 (BUBA.Matrix), was installed in Tatarbunarsky Inclusive Resource Center
CUBA BUBA #6 (CUBA BUBA Sunny), the playroom, was opened in Dnipropetrovsk Regional Psychiatric Hospital
BUBA SPACE, the10-th playroom, was opened in Dnipropetrovsk Regional Polyclinic
CUBA BUBA Sunny (CUBA BUBA #6) in Kharkiv Regional Children's Clinical Hospital and BUBA.Matrix in Krasnokutsky Inclusive Resource Center funded by an international company Playrix
BUBA.Matrix in Severodonetsky Inclusive Resource Center with support Gennady Yashunsky and Ukrainian furniture company Maestro GROUP
BUBA.Matrix in Stepansky Inclusive Resource Center with support International charitable found The BEARR Trust and Andrii Struzhkov
CUBA BUBA #1
CUBA BUBA #3
CUBA BUBA #4
CUBA BUBA #5
CUBA BUBA Sunny
HOW WE WORK
Studying its location and interior, and the needs of the patients
Defining the design of the new centre and its functions
Making the parts, colouring and setting them together
Installing the centre along with books and toys
Evaluating project and reporting to sponsors
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPONSORS
The team invites individuals, as well as private companies and community organizations to cooperate with them as sponsors. There are four ways to support the CUBA BUBA project: financing or co-financing, logistical support, volunteering during the preparation of the project, and/or information partnership.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR PATRONS?*
Company logo or individual’s name placed on the CUBA BUBA centre
Team approval of the design of the centre
Branding the centre
Announcement of the sponsor’s contribution during press conferences
Distribution of information about sponsor’s assistance in the media
Inclusion of information about the sponsor of the project in public presentations
*depending on the sponsorship package chosen by the sponsor. Sponsors can support the installation of a single centre or the project as a whole.
happy patients each month
CUBA BUBA is a philanthropic initiative. The team consists of 9 members who have taken full responsibility for the creation, development, transportation and installation of these educational developmental centres in children’s hospitals. They are committed to quality realization of projects and compliance with deadlines.