The grand opening of the judo tournament "Olympic Dreams 2022" was held in Loutraki (Greece) in Sport Camp of the "Youth Sports and Training Center" with the support of Sport Village and a voluntary organization in Cyprus "KEPAKY", that supports with various activities the Ukrainian refugees living on the island, and sponsored the Cypriot delegation to participate in the tournament.
"Today, child protection is the main task. We strive not only to save their lives, but also to create opportunities for their development. And the "Olympic Dreams 2022" project that we managed to organize together with the NOC of Ukraine and the "The Future for Children" Foundation is a part of the systemic work that we set up to achieve this goal. I am glad that despite the war, children were able to live this summer under a peaceful sky, playing sports and competing with each other. I believe that in the future these children will be worthy representatives of Ukraine at all sports grounds of the world", — Boyko noted.
Philanthropist and entrepreneur Anatoliy Boyko
The event was attended by the guests of honor: President of the Greek Judo Federation, representatives of the NOC of Ukraine, representatives of the Foundation "The Future for Children", representatives of the municipality, representatives of the Cyprus Judo Federation and famous athletes.
Dimitrios Michailidis, President of the Greek Judo Federation , Anatoliy Boyko, Philanthropist and entrepreneur , Karen Balayan, participant of the 1996 Olympic Games, representative of the NOC of Ukraine in the Kyiv region
Also, a two-month training camp in Greece was organized for children from the affected regions of Ukraine, particularly, the cities of Irpin, Bucha and Gostomel with the support of Anatoliy Boyko and the Charitable Foundation "The Future for Children".
Before the war, the Charitable Foundation "The Future for Children" took care of children who needed help for family reasons in a boarding school at the Nyzhnyobystrivska Gymnasium. Since 2021, the employees of the Foundation and the Gymnasium have helped over 300 children and adults. However, with the beginning of the war, a shelter for internally displaced people, who had lost their homes, was created on the territory of the Gymnasium. The team of the Charitable Foundation "The Future for Children" is a team of activists, who started and implemented the project of the public organization "IT Education Development", which supports young IT specialists and the development of the IT sector in Ukraine.
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