Autumn Shift in Children’s Camp from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation Started!
The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation announces the start of a new shift in the children’s holiday camp. The main goal of the project Rinat Akhmetov for Children. Peaceful Summer for Children of Ukraine. Autumn Shift is psychological rehabilitation and full-fledged rest for children aged 8-14 who suffered from the war in Ukraine.
“This year’s two summer shifts in the Foundation’s camp received extensive positive feedback from both young visitors and their parents. So it was decided to further support children and launch another shift in the autumn,” said Iryna Blazhan, Project and Program Chief Director of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation.
Iryna Blazhan noted that, among other things, the first two shifts also demonstrated some positive changes in children’s behaviour. Some efficient methods taught by the Foundation’s psychologists helped children become more confident. They ceased to be afraid of loud noises, thunder, and, most importantly, they began to smile and confidently look into the future.
The project gives children not only the opportunity to rest, to have a good mood, and some positive emotions, but also inspires them to be creative, study and communicate with their peers, which is extremely important in times of challenges. The Foundation’s skilled psychologists, who earlier completed a special training course on War Trauma, help children get rid of their fears, reduce their level of anxiety and bring up their self-confidence.
In addition, the participants of the autumn shift will be able to enjoy interesting master classes, training sessions, educational games and exciting quests. Schoolchildren will learn how to work in a team, overcome challenges, develop strategies, make plans, and will also learn a lot of interesting things about the world of professions.
Today, Rinat Akhmetov is the only philanthropist in Ukraine who provides systematic large-scale assistance for children. During the life span of this project, more than 4,600 children from all over the country received professional psychological assistance and rehabilitation. Over 5 million children have received support under the program Rinat Akhmetov for Children in the period of 17 years.