In Rivne the program “Sports mentor” was presented for children who found themselves in difficult life circumstances
On October 21, the Rivne martial arts studio Pradjat presented the launch of the Sports Mentor program initiated by the Parimatch Foundation, International Charitable Foundation. At the local level, the main partner of the program was the Pradjat Club, which fully shared the Foundation’s mission.
According to Vadym Misyura, director of the Parimatch Foundation, International Charitable Foundation, there are currently many children in Ukraine who lose their chance for self-realization due to difficult and sometimes tragic life situations. The Sports Mentor charity program aims to provide the opportunity to play sports, regardless of financial circumstances or other social constraints.
When we involve children in sports, we motivate them to discover themselves, to become more confident, to realize themselves in sports. And the coach within the program becomes a kind of leader and mentor, the positive example that motivates and supports children in synergy with exercise. Thanks to the Sports Mentor program and our local partners, we want to draw attention to the importance of a sports mentor, the key role of sports in the development of the child, self-discovery and realization.
Ivan Nechyporuk, a coach with 12 years of experience, became a mentor for children in difficult life circumstances. He works in the Rivne club “Pradjat”. According to PMF representatives, the program was launched thanks to the support of the team and coaches of the club, as well as the readiness of “Pradjat” to take on the role of organizer and share the core values of the Parimatch Foundation.
The presentation took place in the format of an open training in kickboxing and Thai boxing. As the event took place on the eve of the competition period, the participants of the program felt the true spirit of the struggle and met more experienced peers. They also met with famous Ukrainian athletes.
Ivan Nechyporuk, coach of the club “Pradjat” shared his emotions from the launch of the project:
For these children, the start of the program and the first training sessions were just the beginning. Together with the Parimatch Foundation, we are taking the first steps in children’s athletic development. In addition, the Sports Mentor program will help children socialize, find friends, and support adults as mentors. I know that even before the presentation, the children studied our pages on social networks, looked at future rivals and waited for the start. Well, we have started, the most interesting is ahead.
“Sports Mentor” is a program of the International Charitable Foundation Parimatch Foundation, which helps orphans, children from low-income families and children of other social categories who find themselves in difficult life circumstances, to engage in various sports, by supporting the acquisition of uniforms, sports equipment and participation in competitions. Also, the program develops confidence, physical and social skills through sports with a sports mentor’s help.
More about the program: https://parimatch.foundation/sportivnij-nastavnik/
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