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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.
Before the all-out war, Yurii Davydenko lived in Mariupol, doing everything to make sure that local young people had opportunities for development and self-actualization. For instance, he organized the 1991 Startup Development Center hub, visited by 50,000 people during the time of its operation.
After the start of russia’s full-scale invasion, Yurii managed to leave Mariupol for Mukachevo. There, he decided to resume doing what he does best – establishing youth hubs. Together with friends, he launched two spaces for IT specialists and IDPs in Mukachevo and Khmelnytskyi, and they are not going to stop.
Due to russia’s all-out invasion, a posh restaurant in Zakarpattia Oblast is now working as a social canteen. In early March, the establishment’s owners decided to provide food to internally displaced persons from all over Ukraine free of charge. They had to work extremely fast and were assisted by volunteers and locals. The restaurant is still operating as a social canteen now.
Due to hostilities in Donetsk region, the state enterprise “Artemsil” has stopped working. It is based in Bakhmut, for which the Ukrainian military is fighting fiercely at the moment. Artemsil used to be the main supplier of all the necessary salt to Ukrainians, but now most of the salt in Ukraine is imported. However, a salt deposit was found in Bushtyno community in Zakarpattia region. The mining will be begin in six months. This deposit will be enough to provide 100% of Ukraine’s salt needs.
The premiere of the play “Cry of the Nation” by Donetsk Academic Regional Drama Theater from Mariupol took place in Uzhhorod. The troupe of the theater was provided a place to work from on the stage of Zakarpattia Regional Music and Drama Theater. The first performance at the new venue was a story about the life of the Ukrainian poet Vasyl Stus. The premiere took place on July 16 — exactly four months after the russians destroyed the oldest theater in Mariupol with an airstrike, burying hundreds of civilians under the debris.
In May 2022, actors and directors of Mariupol Drama Theater found refuge in Zakarpattia Music and Drama Theater. They are currently working on the first full-fledged production in the evacuation, a play about the life of Ukrainian writer Vasyl Stus.
Employees of the Mariupol Theater were provided with housing in a dormitory in Uzhhorod.
By way of background information: on March 16, 2022, the russians launched an air strike on the building of Mariupol Drama Theater, which civilians were using as a bomb shelter. Several hundred Mariupol residents were killed in the air strike. After capturing the city, the russian invaders cleared the rubble of the theater, and the dead were buried in a mass grave marked with numbers instead of names.
Instead of the usual Roma songs, the musicians are performing Ukrainian folk or resistance songs. Recordings with their performances have already become popular on social networks.