News from Igor Mazurenko from Cherkasy. Igor, as you know, stayed in Ukraine in his hometown and keeps working for armwrestling and the needs of his local society. ()
The cruel war keeps going. People are still dying in Ukraine. People are still suffering in Ukraine. Any help means the world to them. New needs keep surfacing. Here’s some news.
Igor Mazurenko in Cherkasy:
We continue a very important programme, the Rotary Club in Cherkasy, that we started together with some foreign friends and partners from USA and Germany. The goal is to help schools in Cherkasy by providing additional teaching materials and equipment for students, mine safety and protection workshops and shaping both the education process and mental health protection methods for children during bombing of school shelters, including sports rehabilitation.
It’s very important to channel the excitement, nervousness and anxiety of children in shelters in the right direction which can be done through a set of physical and breathing exercises. These are provided to the PE teachers and guardians of the students. We use physical activity for this, including armwrestling.
Our Cherkasy Rotary Club started providing certified armwrestling tables for children from a domestic manufacturer to use as a sports rehab tool and the first class for children was taught professionally by the World Champion and PAL president Igor Mazurenko.