With the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation on October 10, 2018 at the National Center for Business and Cultural Cooperation “Ukrainian House” NGO “Union of Mothers of Children and Adults with Disabilities due to intellectual and physical disabilities of Kyiv” Sunbeam “held a social and artistic action “Doomed to Happiness” timed to the World Mental Health Day.

The program of the Social and Artistic Action “Doomed to Happiness” included interesting creative meetings, practical seminars and workshops with theater professionals, photo exhibitions and film screenings where the opportunities of children and youth with disabilities were revealed.

The culmination of the event was a theatrical performance with the participation of 5 creative teams from different cities of Ukraine, whose participants are this category of children and youth.

The purpose of the social and artistic action was to identify and reveal the creative potential of children and youth with peculiarities of psychophysical and intellectual development; popularization of original art of this category of people and their integration into world culture and society and informing about the resumption of the annual International Integration Theater Festival “Sun Wave”.

The event was attended by famous public figures, politicians, artists, actors, journalists, psychologists

  • Maryna Poroshenko – Chairman of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation,
  • Lilia Hrynevych – Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine,
  • Olga Nabochenko – State Expert on Inclusive Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine,
  • Larysa Ostrolutska – Head of the Guardianship Department of the Kyiv City Center for Social Services for Families, Children and Youth, Kyiv
  • Natalia Kholodenko – Ukrainian psychologist and TV presenter,
  • Oksana Zaitseva – leading Ukrainian psychologist, psychotherapist,
  • Vitaliy Lyubota – project manager “Doomed to Happiness”,
  • Anna Avramenko – Editor-in-Chief of the international diplomatic magazine “Fashion of Diplomacy”,
  • Anna-Victoria Vorontsova – Vice President of the Women’s Union of Ukraine.
  • Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the International Integration Festival “Solar Wave”

This project is one of the most important aspects in the development of inclusive education in Ukraine.

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