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Special Project for Independence Day: The Role of a Charitable Organization in Supporting Ukrainians in Difficult Times


Our country has been sovereign and independent for 32 years. Now is the tenth year of the war, which became full-scale a year and a half ago. Resistance to the enemy encouraged people to unite and join their efforts: the state and businesses, businesses and people.’s special project for the Independence Day of Ukraine aims to show, using the work of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation as an example, how important the role of charitable organizations is, how they support Ukrainians and help them endure the challenging times.

The Foundation is the country’s best-known charitable organization and a critical player in addressing the country’s social issues since 2005. It has about 70 projects and programs to its credit.

“We believe that thanks to constant growth and improvement, we can change people’s lives for the better as effectively as possible. Our main task is to help people in need and create public good,” the Foundation’s representatives say.

The publication describes in detail how the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation responds to the challenges that Ukraine faced in the past and is facing now: from humanitarian aid to the rehabilitation of the wounded as a result of the war; from a large-scale initiative to help healthcare facilities during the pandemic to projects to fight tuberculosis and cancer; from fighting orphanhood to treatment, rehabilitation, health improvement of and recreation for boys and girls affected by the military hostilities. also mentions the psychological assistance projects, as well as the unique Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, which is the world’s largest archive of stories from Ukrainian civilians who became victims or witnesses of the war. The special project also refers to the Foundation’s assistance to IDPs from Mariupol: the furnishing of hostels as temporary housing for people from the City of Mary, as well as the large project to restore the city after the Victory, Mariupol Reborn, which is being implemented already now.

You can find out more on the special project’s page —
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Since 2014, the assistance from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, SCM businesses and Shakhtar Football Club has reached more than 18 million people.