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06 October 2021, 18:28

UNICEF in Belarus extends sports project to support children with disabilities

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MINSK, 6 October (BelTA) - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Belarus has extended the charity sports project "Move4Good: Recharge with UNICEF" in support of children with disabilities. Registration is open until 30 October, Kristina Dulevich, communication specialist with UNICEF in Belarus, told BelTA.

Hundreds of people have already joined the project. The more participants there are, the more help children with disabilities will receive. Therefore, the organizers decided to extend Move4Good at www.move4good.by until 30 October to attract as many people as possible.

“Move4Good: Recharge with UNICEF is an inclusive online project, an alternative to traditional running events and marathons. Everyone can become a part of it. Walking, running, swimming or warming up. A participant can choose any type of activity to recharge with UNICEF. The online format reduces the risks associated with the epidemiological situation. In addition, each participant gets access to useful materials about sports and sports education of children from experts.

To participate, you need register at www.move4good.by and make a charitable contribution. There are various participation packages: Standard, Super+, Partner. You can register individually, or as families, or teams. The charitable contribution is from Br25. All funds raised will be spent to support the inclusion in schools and to purchase necessary equipment for children with disabilities: orthopedic furniture, communicative and didactic modules, special devices for children with hearing impairment and other assistive means.

In Belarus, there are more than 186,000 children with disabilities or special needs. Many of them feel lonely, and one in ten does not attend an educational institution.

The reasons are both physical barriers (only one school out of ten provides a barrier-free environment) and society's attitude towards children with disabilities.

Move4Good was launched on 6 September with the help of partners. Since the launch of the project, it has been actively supported by popular bloggers, sports community and schools.

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