For the third year in a row, the international charity organization Parimatch Foundation is implementing the «New Physical Education» program in Ukraine, supporting the expert potential of physical education teachers and equipping the material and technical base with modern sports equipment.
The «New Physical Education» program supports the teaching community with educational modules and other useful content. The program entered the Rivne region with a practical component. The program is implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine as a part of the signed Memorandum of Cooperation. The project was launched on Teacher’s Day and started with the training for PE teachers, as well as the official transfer of sports equipment to 20 educational institutions in the Rivne region.
Supported by experts Parimatch Foundation with the State Scientific Institution Institute of education content modernization and the Committee for Physical Education and Sports of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine organized a training, which became a pilot project aimed at combining methodical and practical training. The Foundation will continue the implementation of the project in regions that have already received sports equipment, and also aims to attract as many new regions of Ukraine as possible.
Education workers of the Rivne region became the first to undergo training in «Modern skills and practical cases of a PE teacher». 60 PE teachers of general secondary education institutions and employees of the Department of Education of the Rivne region joined the training. Serhiy Podolin, the first deputy head of the Rivne Regional State Administration, and Petro Korzhevskyi, director of the Department of Education and Science of the State Administration of the Regional State Administration, came to congratulate the launch of the program.
— In wartime, sports activities are especially important, because they contribute to psychological relief, give a feeling of peace, and an opportunity to distract from anxious everyday life. Sports equipment presented by the Foundation will be used in physical education classes. One set includes football, basketball, volleyball, and futsal balls, cones and balls for training, badminton, checkers, chess and darts sets, coordination ladders, and frisbees. The sets are distributed to educational institutions, which, in particular, accept children from other regions, – emphasized the deputy head of the Rivne Regional State Administration, Serhiy Podolin.
The second part of the training was devoted to the practical workshop «Physical education lesson model, modules: football, frisbee, athletics» and master classes on variable modules (rugby, baseball, pétanque, dodgeball), as well as the Inclusion and involvement of children with special educational needs to PE classes.
The PE teachers systematically improve their skills as part of the «New Physical Education» program. In addition, the Foundation has already purchased 300 sports kits for over UAH 3 million, which were distributed among educational institutions in Ukraine in cities and villages that most needed help with equipment. Some regions have already received sports kits: Lviv, Ternopil, Dnipropetrovsk, Chernihiv, Donetsk, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Mykolaiv, Chernivtsi, Rivne, Vinnytsia, Poltava, Kirovohrad, Odesa, Volyn, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Sumy and Kyiv regions.
During the next year, the Foundation will continue to equip educational institutions with sports equipment, which is necessary for the implementation of the new modular system of the National Academy of Sciences (New Ukrainian School), and will continue to support and develop the teaching potential of physical education teachers.
To be noted. The International Charitable organization Parimatch Foundation has been implementing charitable programs and projects in the fields of sports and innovative education since 2019. The Foundation invests in a healthy and conscious future generation and also popularizes sports, a healthy lifestyle, and motor, and physical activity. The Parimatch Foundation projects are aimed at ensuring that every child, regardless of physical conditions, social limits, and other possible barriers, has equal access to education and sports.
The «New Physical Education» program is aimed at improving the health and well-being of the country by providing children with equal opportunities for sports, as well as the development of physical education in schools through training for PE teachers.