Parimatch Foundation awarded scholarships to gifted children with disabilities
On August 13, PMHUB awarded scholarships to gifted children with disabilities. The event was organized in conjunction with the National Sports Committee of Disabled People of Ukraine within the framework of the Parimatch Foundation project "Yes, I can!".
Scholarships were awarded to 20 children from 15 regions of Ukraine (Vinnytsia, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Zhytomyr, Transcarpathian, Lviv, Ternopil, Odesa, Kharkiv, Kyiv and Kyiv, Rivne, Cherkasy, Poltava, Kherson).
20 scholarship holders were represented in 9 sports for persons with disabilities: swimming — 7 children, ski racing — 3 children, athletics — 3 children, table tennis — 2 children and 1 child in sports: paratriathlon, goalball, greek-Roman wrestling and free checkers, checkers and academic rowing. In total, children with lesions of the musculoskeletal system, children with visual impairments, children with hearing impairments and children with mental and physical development disorders received scholarships.
The youngest child with disabilities is Trojankina Tyoletta (september 2 turns 11). Iooletta is a finalist of the Ukrainian Championship in holball (Zhytomyr region). The eldest child is Milantieva Polina, who recently turned 18 years old — a repeated champion of Ukraine in swimming among athletes with mental and physical development disabilities (Kyiv).
The total amount of assistance is 1 million. There are 320 reviews Uah. The amount of the scholarship is not affected by additional deductions, since the Fund also assumes the payment of taxes. Assistance will be provided to children aged 11 to 18 during the year (starting from September 2020). They will receive nominal scholarships in the amount of 5000 UAH. The Parimatch Foundation notes that it will continue to work with these children as they still need support. The foundation is also starting to work with new children.
"The most important thing for athletes is to overcome themselves, their fear. You do it, you're real cool. I want to thank your parents who are going through with you and helping you move forward. The state is trying to do everything for you, but our resources are not always enough. And it's great that there are caring people who also provide support. More and more children with disabilities want to play sports. I hope that in a year we will meet again and hand out even more scholarships," said Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Vadym Hutsayt.
"A very exciting day. Because the program "Yes, I can!" is very special for us. It was this program that became the first large-scale initiative of the fund in Ukraine. We are endlessly happy that everything succeeded. We are proud of our fellows who, despite nothing, continued their training and made significant progress. All of them are our inspiration and pride," said Kateryna Belorussian, president of the Parimatch Foundation.
"It is a pity that we have so few organizations as the Parimatch Foundation. You are an example of a socially responsible business, and in this you are unique. Despite the problems that are in the world and in our country, you find the opportunity and funds to support children who will glorify Ukraine in the future," said Valeriy Sushkevych, President of the National Sports Committee of The Disabled of Ukraine.
The Parimatch Foundation is an international charitable foundation whose mission is to promote the well-being and health of the community through learning and engaging children in sports, providing equal opportunities for everyone.
Our goal is to unite business, the public sector and NGOs to solve specific social problems.
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