By Pi Frisk – In April 1986 the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded and hundreds of thousands people became affected in the nuclear accident.
Even today, the situation is difficult for large parts of the population in the area. Although it would take another twenty years until Kostia was born, he and the other children of the Chernobyl summer camp in Västmanland are still affected by the consequences of the disaster. The children who may come to the summer camp has different types of difficulties in life. Some of them have no parents, others have siblings who are sick. And many of them come from unprivileged families.
– Here is the idea that children should be children, says a camp counselor.