Despite all the challenges and russia's ongoing war against Ukraine, in 2023 Kateryna Biloruska Foundation continues its main mission – to engage children in sports, physical activity, innovative education, and take care of their mental health. Since the beginning of the year, we have continued to work on our current programs and are ready to share the key results.
It is a comprehensive Mental Health program aimed at helping Ukrainians affected by the war. The main goal of the program is to help each child overcome the trauma of war and cope with its consequences, find hope for a happy future, have a harmonious, healthy and happy childhood, which will subsequently affect the health of the future generation.
One of the most important and priority areas for Kateryna Biloruska Foundation is the constant involvement of children with disabilities in physical activity and sports. "Yes, I Can!" program regularly offers free inclusive training sessions with qualified specialists. The Foundation systematically provides personalized scholarships to children with disabilities so that they can develop their potential and go in for sports. Since the beginning of 2023, 25 children from 14 regions of Ukraine have received them.
The comprehensive New Physical Education program is aimed at improving the skills of PE teachers to engage children in physical and motor activity.
Sports Mentor is a comprehensive program for children with different life circumstances. The main goal is to develop their physical and social skills through sports. Among the tasks is to overcome the tendency to anti-social behavior through interest in a healthy lifestyle.
Program for the support and development of Olympic sports in Cyprus. The program's mission is to help talented teenagers with the main goal of participating in the Olympic Games and to recognize champions in the international sports community. The Foundation helps them focus on unlocking their sporting potential instead of solving financial issues.
We are very pleased with the success of our athletes. They have been able to gain recognition, medals, and experience in various national and international competitions. Among the recent successes of many of our athletes is participation in the 2023 European Small States Games in Malta, which took place from May 28 to June 3.
We also promote the B-RIGHT project in Cyprus. It aims to help all children and the community learn about their rights through simple basketball exercises that all children can master.
A comprehensive program for children with different life circumstances called "Sports Mentor". The main goal is to develop physical and social skills through sports. Among the tasks is to overcome the tendency to anti-social behavior through interest in a healthy lifestyle.
One of the most important and priority areas for the Kateryna Biloruska Foundation is the continuous involvement of children with disabilities in physical activity and sports. Within the framework of this program in Cyprus, the Foundation develops coaching capacity in the inclusive field, provides systematic training for children with disabilities in various sports, including football, canoeing, and horseback riding.
Each of our programs is aimed at making sports accessible to everyone, through using physical health to support mental health.