Mingarelli opens children's football festival in Kyiv region

Mingarelli opens children's football festival in Kyiv region

Ukrinform
Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Hugues Mingarelli opened the "Open Fun Football Schools" children's football festival in the town of Vyshneve, Kyiv region, on May 21.

Mingarelli greeted 200 children participating in the football festival, with half of them being IDPs.

"This festival is part of the support for the east of Ukraine, where we still witness the conflict. Many of you had to leave, change your usual way of life, schools and friends. The EU aspires to restore peace not only in Ukraine, but also in your hearts. You deserve to feel secure, have an opportunity to learn and play," Mingarelli said.

Thousands of children had to leave their homes in the east and south of Ukraine. In order to help them adapt and make friends with their peers from host communities, the Football Federation of Ukraine with the financial support of the European Union holds "Open Fun Football Schools" across Ukraine. 

In April-May 2018, over 4,000 boys and girls took part in the festivals in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Odesa and Kyiv regions.

op


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2019 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period:
-