SUPPORT UKRAINIANS THROUGH THE KLITSCHKO FOUNDATION'S HUMANITARIAN AID PROGRAMME
The humanitarian needs in Ukraine have risen to unprecedented levels, following the Russian invasion on 24 February 2022.
As the war continues in Ukraine, people need constant support and help. The main humanitarian needs in country are food, access to water, health, shelter, sleeping equipment and clothing, and protection.
We are now channelling your donations to our Adopted Charity, the Klitschko Foundation, a Ukrainian charitable organisation founded by world famous Ukrainian brothers Wladimir and Vitaliy Klitschko, former world heavyweight boxing champions.
As well-known athletes, Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko determined to use their profile and influence to support young people to develop themselves in three key areas: education, sports, and active citizenship. In 2003, they established the “Klitschko Foundation”.
Today, in the face of the war in Ukraine, the Klitschko Foundation are working around the clock to provide strictly humanitarian relief to Ukrainians in urgent need. They say:
"No child in the world should spend their childhood in war, hear explosions and shootings, be bullied, lose their families and run away from home. However, this is exactly what is happening now with thousands of Ukrainian children. Thousands of adults and children have been left homeless, have no resources to live on, and are in dire need of support now. "
The Foundation are in direct and regular contact with City Councils throughout Ukraine who provide a list of their current humanitarian needs. The Klitschko Foundation procure the necessary items prioritising things which are most needed, and transport them to the City Councils for onward local distribution. Their networks and ability to do this at governmental level is exceptional.
The needs change on a daily basis and for this reason, the Foundation have set up a sophisticated procurement and logistics chain to ensure that everything needed is available. This means sourcing items both inside and outside Ukraine, and storing them in country so they are available for immediate dispatch, as and when they are needed. Their efforts are focused on the provision of food, clothing, medical supplies, and other humanitarian assistance.
Since the beginning of the war, the Foundation has already delivered more than 90 tons of humanitarian aid to 42 organisations (charitable organisations, public associations, volunteer organisations, hospitals) in more than 13 regions of Ukraine.
They have also created a vital First Aid Project which Prospero is proud to have supported.
First Aid Project
The project for teachers and students is designed to teach first aid
According to UN data, as of January 16, 2023, 7,031 civilians have died as a result of the war in Ukraine, of which 433 are children. This number is constantly increasing due to the daily rocket and artillery attacks on civilian objects by Russian forces. A large percentage of people die from untimely and improper first aid. According to research, even relatively simple actions such as stopping the bleeding can save up to 54% of victims. Unfortunately, in Ukraine, a small percentage of teachers have the skills to provide first aid, although according to the law, they are obliged to know it. We work specifically with teachers because they spend a lot of time with children during the day.
Training of teachers and students in the rules of providing first aid and providing schools with first aid kits.
30 two-day trainings will be held in general education and sports schools. 30 participants from 100 schools will take part in each training. During the training, the participant will learn the basics of pre-medical care and receive a course completion certificate. First aid kits will be provided to all participating schools. The trainings will take place throughout the year at schools — that is, the Klitschko Foundation team will come to you. The school is only obliged to provide premises with shelter in the event of an air raid.
Teachers, coaches and staff of secondary and sports schools. The project will take place in several regions of Ukraine. The exact list of venues will be published in February. Priority will be given to front-line and border areas where the acquired skills will be more in demand.
The project is implemented in partnership with UEFA Foundation for Children.
The Foundation have established a restricted bank account in Germany to receive funds for the Humanitarian appeal. This is crucial given that many of the supplies they need are bought outside the Ukraine, and in order to avoid banking restrictions within Ukraine which may cause delays in sourcing supplies.
As Vitali Klitschko has been outspoken in his role as Mayor of Kyiv about encouraging the civilian population to fight, we feel duty bound to highlight that this appeal is STRICTLY humanitarian. The fund is NOT supporting military equipment, weapons, ammunition of any kind.
Prospero World is the Fiscal sponsor of the Klitschko Foundation in the United Kingdom. We retain 5-10% of donations to cover the costs of governance, due diligence, monitoring and evaluation, international banking, and administration fees.