The 7th of April is the World Health Day. We could not miss this event and organized preventive quest in Kuryazhsky juvenile correctional facility named after A.S. Makarenko.
4 teams of boys from the colony and the crew of guys from “Compass” today demonstrated their knowledge of health and prevention of socially dangerous diseases, legal aspects and their stunning physical training.
“This event is not just a fun way to test knowledge of the children. We understand how important it is to prepare boys who are in prison for a few years, to the fact that after out of the colony, life in society expects for them. Our employees come here every week, provide training on disease prevention, individual counseling, help to realize that their fate depends on them, that if they change their behavior and attitude towards others, they can arrange their life, so all in their hands. Foundation staff – these are people who are willing to lend a shoulder. Even after leaving the colony guys will be able to get our help. We will show them where and how they should apply the questions about their life out of colony. And, of course, we try to show the children that come to us in the “Compass” that all warning – this is not a joke, that if their behavior does not change, they will be in the colony, “- says the president of the foundation “Blago” Vladimir Kazus.
Quest consisted of five stations. The teams had to portray all kinds of health, demonstrate knowledge of health care, to answer questions on legal subjects, solve a crossword puzzle for HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections and surprise their physical abilities. Participants of quest raised heavy weights and dumbbells, push-ups, found answers to difficult questions.
Excitement and crazy pace of the game was so captivated for children, that regardless of weather conditions, all teams showed very good results. The winners of the quest became “Kuryazhane”, the second place was taken by team of guys from “Compass” called “Sport”, the third place went to the team “Meteor”, the fourth – “Mammoth”, team “Five Rings” symbolic won an honorable fifth place.
All participants received gifts from the Kharkiv regional center of physical health “Sport for All”. Our partners gave to the boys soccer ball, table tennis rackets and cakes.
But the most heartwarming moment was when all the guys wrote their best qualities and folded it into a box. Social workers of ‘Compass’ promised to save the messages about all the things that guys want to keep, and it always will be with them.
We thank to our co-organizers of the Kharkiv regional center of youth, the Office of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine in Kharkiv region and managers of Kuryazhsky juvenile correctional facility for their help in organizing and conducting the event.We grateful to our co-organizers of the Kharkiv regional center of youth, the Office of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine in Kharkiv region and guide Kuryazhsky juvenile correctional facility for their help in organizing and conducting the event.