The children’s soccer team of the Odessa Charity Foundation “Way Home” – “Brownie” is going to take part in the Ukrainian street soccer championship “Karitas Cup” already for the fourth time. The Cup is being organized for the children and youth living in difficult life situation.
The participation became possible thanks to the Ukrainian parliament member Alexei Goncharenko.
Taking part in the Karitas Cup is a real dream for the young soccer players of the “Way Home”, and it took them quite a few months to prepare for it. Soccer for these children is not only the favorite game, but also the tool to change their life for the best. Soccer develops respect and trust, team-spirit and will power. Soccer games teach to adapt in the society, to strengthen health and, of course, to receive new experience.
Karitas Cup of 2019 will take place on the International Children’s Day – June 1. The organizer of the Cup is “Karitas Kiev” Charity Foundation.
The “Brownie” team is a mixed children’s soccer team of children from the families in difficult life situations, poor or big families. The children themselves initiated the club. Since then, over 150 children of the Fund played in the team. All trainings for the children are free, the Fund is helping to supply the team with the clothes and supplies. The team takes part in the charity tournaments around the city and country since 2008. For many children participating in the club became the first step in their way to adapt to the new life: these are the children of the streets, and children living in other difficult life situations.