• “WE BELIEVE IN YOU” – A NEW PROJECT BY YELENA ISINBAEVA CHARITY FOUNDATION

06.09.2016

“WE BELIEVE IN YOU” – A NEW PROJECT BY YELENA ISINBAEVA CHARITY FOUNDATION

06.09.2016

Yelena Isinbaeva Charity Foundation is launching a new project at the territory of the Volgograd region in September 2016 – “We believe in you!”

100 children with health limitations will become a part of the charity project - remedial school pupils and Volgograd social-rehabilitation center fosters. The responsible executives, approved by the Science and Education Committee and Social Defence Committee of the Volgograd region, will choose the participants.

The developed project “We believe in you!” aims atsupporting the process of social adjustment and integration of children with disabilities, helping them to start a responsible life, believe in themselves, make their own decisions, bear responsibility for their choices, as well as at revealing their potential through sport and intellectual-educational activity by the example of the Olympic and Paralympic champions’ achievements.

The project will be launched in September 2016 and will be finishedby May 2017 and within its frames it is planned to organize several “Achievement festivals” and workshops, develop unique innovative methods to work with children with disabilities, which can help to reveal the potential of each participant. Some elements of sport psychology and humanist pedagogics will make up the basis for this method, which implementing is supported by different projects. Following the results of the method implementing, in May 2017 all the project participants will make a presentation about their achievements in the chosen sphere (sport, art, etc.). Specially trained teachers will help the participants with their projects.

Within the frames of the project it is also planned to create a short documentary video featuring Roman Petushkov, six-time Paralympic Sochi champion, Olga Brusnikina, three-time Olympic champion, Sergey Shubenkov, world champion in 110 m barrier run. The film is telling different stories of heroes’ fears and success, how they managed to move beyond the circumstances and achieve great results in sport; the film premiere is going to take place in Volgograd, in the end of November.

According to the statement of Yelena Isinbaeva, who is an International Olympic Committee member, two-time Olympic champion and Charity Foundation President, this project is organized in the frames of the fund program “Every child is worth a pedestal”: “I think, that hard work, deep self-belief and devotion can change your life, while sport and working out can make you stronger physically and mentally. We give children an opportunity to fulfill their potential: we want to inspire and motivate them with the help of sport and famous sportsmen’ achievements, so that they can understand, that they can change their lives despite all the difficulties”.

“We believe in you” project is implemented within the frames of grants competition, run by the public organization “Union of Russian Women” in accordance with the Russian federation President order No. 68-RP of 5 April 2016.