NEWS | 29/04/2020The social partners adapt the recreational-educational activities and continue to serve the participants.
In the case of the schools in the Ukraine, which are being developed with the support of Epicentr for Children, the football and basketball coaches have developed some dynamic exercises to continue with the training at home and the students have welcomed this telematic attention from their coaches-educators.
In the schools of Ternopil and Irpin, the activities are being complemented with emotional support classes by the centre's psychologist and English classes given by the volunteer teachers. In addition, they have master classes by leading figures, such as the head doctor of the Ukrainian Association of Infectious Diseases to teach them how to protect themselves against the coronavirus, or a paediatrician on the subject of children's health during quarantine.
They also work on motivating children with online talks by personalities such as world champion of rhythmic gymnastics Anna Rizatdinova, former NBA player Slava Medvedenko and Ukrainian TV presenter Oleksandr Pedan.
In these schools, despite the fact that many beneficiaries live in rural areas and villages (Skarzhynetska and Ruzhychanka) and the internet connection is not good, the students are receiving the recorded activities through their leaders in order to provide them with access to the same material from which their classmates benefit.
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In other areas such as Guimarães (Portugal), the Alma Branca Association has provided its students with computers so that they can receive classes by videoconference. Many families in situations of severe vulnerability also receive basic foodstuffs. This is the case in Bucharest (Romania), through the Foundation for the Development of the Villages, or in Portugal, with the students of the schools of Manique Sportbosco and Funchal Mais Salesianos.