Team of the "Eurostrategy" is the only implementing partner of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine, within the framework of the implementation of the initiative "Child and Youth friendly municipalities" on June 20-23, the team went on working visits to 4 municipalities from 20 pilots selected earlier.
The meetings were very productive. Each community impressed us with its achievements in the field of providing the best conditions of childhood for its young inhabitants.
The first to whom we went outside the native Odessa region was the city of Uman, where representatives of the municipality surprised us with the volume of work that is carried out in the city, including for people with special needs. After the official part we were invited to visit the relevant institutions: The center for early social rehabilitation of disabled children "Snowdrop" and the Center of professional rehabilitation of persons with disabilities of management of work and social protection of the population of Uman city Council.
The second municipality which we met, was Belozerskaya ATC (Cherkasy region): we were able to talk about the initiative and the necessary steps for its implementation directly with the head of the community - Vladimir Mitsuk, and after the working meeting was held and presented the pride of the community Belozersk rural football Academy for children and youth of Cherkasy region.
The third working meeting was held in Cherkasy: it started in the city council and continued in the department of education and humanitarian policy. We were introduced to the developments of the Cherkassy regional youth resource center, a multi-profile youth center and a student of the inter-parliamentary Assembly.
The fourth meeting was on saturday and we met with the initiative group of the NewUkrainian ATC (Kirovograd region). The event brought together representatives of the municipality, the public, children and youth, who were most fully involved not only in the information part of the meeting, but in the working process of forming and discussing the analytical report on the state of children and youth in society. We were introduced to a large number of developments in society, in particular, we were struck by the ultra-modern basketball court, which takes into account the needs of children with special needs, built within the project "Basket", developed by the youth community in the Center for the development of initiatives of children and youth.
It was a productive trip, where we met people who really care about the situation of children and young people in their communities and hope that with their light hand will begin qualitative changes on the ground and these communities will soon receive the status of "Child and Youth friendly municipality".