"I worked at a wood plan on weekend, to earn a little. For the money, I already bought boots – the green one. Will you organize the Caritas Cup championship this summer? My friends and I are waiting for it very much!", wrote to us Anton from Kremenna, Lugansk region. "Yes, we’ll do it again!", we answered to the boy. For the third year in a row, we are organizing a street football championship among children in difficult life circumstances. The Caritas Cup street football project is implemented on a volunteer basis.
CULTURE AND SPORTS (10 of 14)
770 426.64 UAH collected in category Culture and sports
34 156.45 UAH - in reserve fund of Culture and sports
We ask your help in purchasing balls for the football team of "Caritas-Kiev". As a child, almost boy dreams to become a football player. Teenagers from crisis families who visit Caritas want to take part in sports competitions in spring. For training, they need to have balls for playing football. Now they spend most of the time on the street, there they feel safe. But thanks to the regular training in football, we involve them in sports and healthy lifestyle. The most important that football for these children is a chance to change their future and the environment in which they grow.
"When you live in a boarding school, it seems to you that you have done something wrong since birth. A constant sense of guilt goes to the origins of children's consciousness. Why am I not like that? Why do I have no loving parents. What did I do wrong? What is wrong with me? How can I become perfect in everything to never be alone again. After all, an ideal child is loved. Being an orphan is scary.
"We are sisters Oleksandra Suzanska and Julia Brezhneva. We run because we love sports and good deeds. We are happy to realize that there is an opportunity to make this world a little better, more beautiful and more peaceful. And it's great to have the opportunity to share our efforts and actions with people around us on our own example. We want people to have more awareness and humanity in this period. By joining the marathon, we want to join the fundraising for the summer inclusive camp "Vidchui", because it is a worthy and strong initiative of socially responsible people".
The volunteer team, which has been working with not hearing and hearing children for 5 years, is running because it no longer represents its summer without an inclusive camp. "My path began with the first step, and I'll start running with a dream about a summer inclusive tent camp, helping, I hope to see this summer with my friends, whom I met 5 years ago. I run because I love and I believe that God is always there!", says Yuri Manko, volunteer inclusive camp, one of the camp team members.
"I am Uliana Pcholkina, a public figure, the first world champion in karate, TV presenter. In my childhood, when I did not have a disability yet, I was vacationing every summer in a children's camp. With me always was my younger brother, who, unfortunately, has taken the disease already more than 10 years ago. We never isolated it, because of disability, he has always been a full participant in all the processes of life and leisure! From my experience, I know how important it is when children with disabilities not only learn together, but also spend their leisure time, where there are no conventions and all children are equal!
"I'm Vitalii Mykhalchenko, I always wanted to help others, and now I have such an opportunity! I'm running for the dreams of children and adolescents can come true. Taking part in the race, I dream to realize the hopes of children with hearing impairment – to visit the summer inclusive camp "Vidchui"! Join us!".
The floorball school teams from the Molochansky boarding school have become members of the All-Ukrainian Federation of Floorball since 2016. During the last year «Gust Junior-10", "Gust Junior-12", "Gust First League", and "Gust Women" teams took part in twelve rounds and four-Cup tournaments 2016-2017. Students are eager to take part in the Cups and Championships of Ukraine in three age groups and Tournaments of the Special Olympics of Ukraine 2017-2018 which involves fifty children with special needs and requires 25 000 UAH.
Orphan is the word from which the heart is shaking. Orphan is always a loneliness, a feeling of abandonment, inferiority, a feeling of not being a separate, unique personality, and one of... It's when there is no one to lean on and whom to trust. This uncertainty, the fear "And what will happen next", confusion and despair after the boarding house closed when the life of the "commune" when they said what to do and how to do when everything was decided for you - everything was left behind... How to live next? Who will support and prompt you?!
Once upon a time in my childhood, several years in a row on the ICTV channel showed the games of the NBA (National Basketball Association of the United States). And despite the fact that all the guys played football and in schools mostly football was the number one sport, I fell in love with basketball. Maybe because then was the peak of Michael Jordan's career, or maybe because I could not hit the ball with my feet. I asked my parents to buy a basketball and threw it into the basket even in the evening under the light of the month. It's not fiction, I really stayed until night to work out throws to play cool with friends, because with the growth of 140 cm, flying, like Michael Jordan, is almost impossible.