Call your friends – let’s play together!

The project aims to create conditions for children to do sports and exercises. The Klitschko Foundation under the support of the Coca-Cola Foundation contributes to the developement of sports infrastructure in both cities and rural areas of Ukraine.

According to a study by Britain’s ChildWise, 99.8% of European children aged 11-16 have mobile phones, personal electronics devices, and constant internet access. AS a result, children often spend their free time in social networks, watching video or playing computer games instead of playing outside and developing physically. There is also a lack of sport infrastructure and decreased interest in sport among children, leading to a worsening in children's fitness. On top of all that, there’s child smoking and drug and alcohol use.

The Klitschko Foundation launched the initiative “Call your friends – let’s play together!” in 2005 to combat this situation, and to this day it remains relevant.

  • 181 playgrounds
    installed
  • 135 cities and villages
    took part
  • 8533 applications
    recieved

In 2015, the Klitschko Foundation received a record number of applications – over 2000! – which confirms the need for sport infrastructure in educational institutions.

Call your friends - let's play together!

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Participants :

Applications can be submitted by children of any age, their parents, teachers, school administrative personnel, and members of local social organizations.

How to take part?

  • Step 1: use photos or video to tell a story about sport with your friends
  • Step 2: get written permission from the director of your school to build a playground (200 sq.m.)
  • Step 3: take a picture of the proposed location (3-5 photos)
  • Step 4: write a group letter from the school with no fewer than 20 signatures. Anyone who shares your idea can sign – teachers, parents, or other students
  • Step 5: wait for an answer!"

 

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Donation resources

Project financing comes from a grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation.

Project Team

  • Viсtor Kolesnyk

    Head of Sport Projects Department
  • Dmitro Kryzhanivsky

    Psychologist, Manager of Sports Projects

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Success Packages

The project Success Packages was initiated to develop and support sports in Ukraine. Within this project, comprehensive and sports schools receive packages with sports equipment.

  • 188 packages sent
  • 43 240 children took part
  • 1013 applications in 2017
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