Psychosocial events for children start in Western Ukraine.

Psychosocial Events in Western Ukraine

The first dates of the Open Fun Football Schools Psychosocial Events in the Western Ukraine have become known.

In cooperation with Cross Cultures Denmark, the Ukrainian Football Association and regional football associations help  IDP (internally displaced person) children integrate into host communities to unite and make friends with local children through Open Fun Football School lessons.
IDP families will be provided with humanitarian aid – 3,000 kits (medical, food and essentials), and local schools will be given many sports equipment for football events.

Boy in Western Ukraine

The first dates of the events are already known:
May 20-21 – Khmelnytsky region, Dunaivtsi;
May 21-22 – Chernivtsi region, Novoselytsia;
May 23-24 – Ternopil region, Buchach;
May 26-27 – Ternopil region, Zaliztsi.

The schedule will be updated with new communities that will join.

All project activities are carried out in coordination with the regional military administrations.

In April, we will remind that in 7 regions, the project participants had special preparatory training for volunteers.

The overall goal of the OFFS project in Ukraine is to help protect IDP children, unaccompanied children, orphans and other vulnerable children affected by the war and forced to relocate to Western Ukraine. (Currently, the project is being implemented in seven regions: Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Rivne, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky and Chernivtsi regions).

In addition to the overall goal, the project has three specific objectives:

– provide emergency humanitarian assistance (medicines, food and non-food items) to IDP children and their families);

– provide psychosocial support to children through a powerful social instrument of grassroots football, through games and “open” football events that will unite these target groups of children with local children;

– to provide material, technical and moral support to the united football cross-sector networks of the project in the western regions of Ukraine to help the affected target groups of children.

International donors and project partners – UEFA Foundation for Children, New Democracy Fund (Denmark), Common Goal (Germany)