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The most famous football player of Ukraine, Andriy Shevchenko, has donated UAH 300,000 to Mariupol women’s football team. Now the athletes who were forced to leave their homes will be able to purchase equipment and run their own businesses.
After russia’s full-scale invasion, Mariupol women’s football team was forced to leave their hometown. The girls live and train in Kyiv now. In addition, they themselves earn money to support the team. Even back in Mariupol, football players sold ready-to-cook food: they made dumplings, varenyky, chebureki and baked pancakes. However, the sports women lost their production facility in their hometown, so they needed funds for new equipment. Keep Going project was raising UAH 350,000 for female athletes. Now, thanks to the contribution by Andriy Shevchenko, this amount has even been exceeded with over UAH 400,000 collected for the girls.
The women’s football team “Mariupol” was forced to leave their home town after russia’s full-scale invasion. Now the girls live and train in Kyiv. They also earn money to keep the team on their own. The football players have been trying to be financially independent for 4 years now. Back in Mariupol, during their training-free time, they were preparing semi-finished products for sale: they were making meat and other dumplings, meat pastries and baked pancakes. In Kyiv, they try to restore the production, but in Mariupol, the athletes have lost their production shop. So now they need new equipment. The girls receive assistance from the Keep Going project, which provides material support to the Ukrainians who bring victory closer. The project collects UAH 350,000 for the athletes to buy equipment that will allow the team to resume the business and continue to represent Mariupol in football competitions.
Mariupol Art School Named After Arkhip Kuindzhi, the building of which was completely destroyed by russian invaders, resumed its work in Lviv. 2022 marks the 50 anniversary of the School establishment. During the period of operation, more than three thousand people graduated from it. About 40 students started studying in Lviv.
The team of the Non-Profit Organization “Countrywomen” works on the animated series about life in occupied Mariupol based on the diary of the local resident named Nataliia. The series is called “Mariupol. Civilian’s Military Chronicles”. The first 3 episodes have already been released. The creators of the animated film release a new episode every week. The latter will be released on February 24 — the anniversary of the beginning of a full-scale russian invasion. Now the series is made in Ukrainian and Russian, and it is also planned to create English-language version of “Mariupol”.
For reference: The “Countrywomen” project was initiated by Kseniya Draganuk, presenter and journalist, to tell the world about incredible Ukrainian women. After the full-scale invasion of russia, the project turned into a non-profit organization with a volunteer headquarters that supports Ukrainian military women.
Metinvest Group together with fundraising platform UNITED24, the Ministry of Digital Transformation and SOVA jewelry house released a limited series of bracelets called “A Symbol of Perseverance. Azovstal”. They are made of the last batch of steel from Azovstal Steelworks in Mariupol.
10,000 bracelets were made out of the last batch of steel produced in February at Azovstal Steelworks in Mariupol by order of fundraising platform UNITED24. The bracelet, weighing 5 grams, cost UAH 1,500, and all proceeds went to the “Army of Drones” project. The Ukrainians bought the whole batch of bracelets on day one. Currently, the organizers of the campaign are busy producing the second batch.
For reference: The steel that was used to make the bracelets was also used to make a spaceship launch pad in 1981 and a new sarcophagus at Chornobyl nuclear power plant in 2012.
In 2022, the plate rolling facility, where steel had been produced for many years, became one of the places where the defenders of Mariupol heroically protected the city.