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Ivanna Slobodyanyuk worked as a journalist, project author, and TV host for 10 years. During the full-scale invasion, she covered Russian crimes in foreign media outlets and began documenting the war traveling to the East after the loss of her friend. Ivanna decided to make a film in honor of her friend, an aerial reconnaissance man Felix Kurtanych, who died in April 2022,
The historical-documentary film “Felix” tells the story of a Ukrainian hero and includes references to Ukraine’s way to independence. The film presents key events that make the audience reflect on the price the nation paid for its independence through the centuries and continues to defend it to this day.
The film was funded by Ivanna as a director and supported by donations from the military and compassionate individuals. The entire team worked voluntarily.
The movie will be presented in Lviv on August 10, Ivano-Frankivsk on August 11, Kolomyya on August 12, and in Austria on August 25. The proceeds from the film’s screening will be donated to the needs of the army.
Reference: Felix Kurtanych defended Ukraine in 2014. After two years, he left the service. With the beginning of the full-scale war, he defended Kyiv Oblast and later fought in the East of the country. The young man saved his comrades and was posthumously awarded the Order of Courage, Third Class.
It was he who flew a drone with an ad stating Garage for sale in Kyiv’s Solomianskyi district with the phone number of the former Russian embassy in Ukraine, which intruded into the Reuters’ live broadcast from Kyiv’s Maidan Square on February 16, 2022.
To help children survive the psychological consequences of the war, the Voices of Children Charitable Foundation organizes summer camps in various cities of the country. Children of military personnel and prisoners, as well as those who left the occupation or front-line territories were invited to free psychosocial support camps.
Children participate in various activities: trips, camping, sports games, master classes, volunteering. Special attention is paid to the psycho-emotional state. Experienced psychologists of the Foundation hold group and individual classes with children.
Day camps are held in Lviv, Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kryvyi Rih, Chernivtsi, Chernihiv, Skhidnytsia. There are also camping sites with overnight stays in Mukachevo, Uzhhorod and Lviv.
Background: During the year of the full-scale war, Voices of Children Charitable Foundation provided psychological and psychosocial assistance to 4,700 children and more than 1,800 adults.
The Malteser Relief Service launched ‘Mobile Space for Games’ project to provide psychosocial support to children in an entertaining form. Three specialized teams on buses filled with game and sports equipment go on trips around Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Zakarpattia regions. Each team consists of psychologists, entertainers and art therapists who organize the so-called “smart entertainment.”
In this way, experts help children cope with psychological trauma caused by the war, as well as facilitate integration of refugee children in new communities. They plan to help 8,000 children as a part of the project.
Up to 100 children of all ages take part in “smart entertainment” during a single trip.
More than five hundred couples in love throughout Ukraine will create new families on Valentine’s Day. Currently, Civil Registry Offices continue to receive applications for registration of marriages. So far, the majority of applications to get married on this day have come from Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv, Volyn, Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Odesa regions and Kyiv.
In addition, Civil Registry Offices participating in “Love Will Win” event will work extra hours on Valentine’s Day.
Journalists are invited to talk to the employees of Civil Registry Offices and, if possible, film marriage registration.
“Still Strong” is a charitable project that teams up the medical community to provide free assistance to Ukrainian defenders with head and neck injuries, as well as to civilians. The initiative brought together the specialists in various domains and clinics where the patients will be operated at no charge. (It refers to both public and private medical institutions). As for now, more than 50 people have applied for assistance to medics participating in the project.
In the case of power outages for more than a day due to enemy attacks in Ivano-Frankivsk, you can see a heating bus point on the streets of the city. In such transport, people will be able to charge their mobile phones and keep warm. Among other things, there will be tables, thermos flasks and charging devices. Such a bus will run around the city and stop at final stops in different micro-districts (the organizers will communicate the exact route and schedule later). The travel is free. Currently, the works on the completion of the mobile wheeled point are still underway.
EcoCity, a team of inventors from Ivano-Frankivsk, has been monitoring air quality in Ukrainian cities and teaching children robotics for several years. Recently, they prototyped their first Hazard Detector – a device that monitors chemical threats and measures background radiation. The team founder Oleksii Trelevskyi explains that a device like this can save the lives and health of people who may face chemical and radiation hazards.
SaveUkraineNow, the Carpathian Region Coordination Center of Assistance to the Armed Forces, announced a charity auction to support defenders of Ukraine. A T-shirt signed by the famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is offered for sale. This lot is owned by a 14-year-old school student from Ivano-Frankivsk who decided to raise funds for the military personnel of the Territorial Defense Force and the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the Carpathian region fighting now at the frontline.
The auction finals will take place on June 26.
Today, the highest bid for the celebrity footballer-signed T-shirt comes to UAH 60,000.
Before russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine, Serhii Melnychenko was doing conceptual photography and owned a photography school in his native Mykolaiv. Today, Serhii is an IDP living in Ivano-Frankivsk. In late April, Serhii offered his photographs for sale as NFTs. He donated all the proceeds to help Ukraine and the Ukrainians. By now, the artist’s donations exceed UAH 530,000.
Polina and Kostia, who relocated from Kherson, opened a cafe in Ivano-Frankivsk. They used the money the couple had been going to spend on their honeymoon trip. For more than a month, the couple has been developing their business in the new city, making coffee for residents and guests of Ivano-Frankivsk. Their cafe in Kherson stopped working on February 24 with the start of the all-out war.