On December 25, in the Odessa Regional Council, a children’s holiday, “New Year’s extravaganza,” was organized by the International Congress for the Protection of the Rights and Freedoms of Citizens “Shield.”
The event was attended by more than 300 children from socially vulnerable groups – children with disabilities, orphans, children from low-income families, refugees, and migrants from the hot spots of Ukraine, living in the territory of Odesa and the region. Buses brought children from the regional centers of Tarutino, Ivanovo, Shiryaevo, Razdelnaya, Veliky Dalnik, and a temporary accommodation center for refugees in Odessa.
This annual holiday is like a final one; the organization has done many works this year. The President of the International Congress opened the holiday for the Protection of the Rights and Freedoms of Citizens “Shield” Dager Saleh Muhamed congratulated everyone on the upcoming holidays and wished peace and good.
The guests were treated to a New Year’s fairy tale from the children’s theater “Balaganchik.” The entertainment program was attended by local creative teams and aspiring stars from Kyiv. The concert ended with congratulations from Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden. Together with the big Polar Bear, they organized a real children’s disco and received treasured New Year’s gifts after all the children were invited to a festive dinner. They were treated to dishes of national and oriental cuisine.
The holiday organization was attended by the Astra Stella Charitable Foundation – Alena Alekseenko, the All-Ukrainian Collegium of People with Disabilities “Social Solidarity” – Elena Kulagina, the Charitable Organization “Renaissance and Unity Foundation” – Maria Biryukova.
The following came to congratulate the children: Anatoliy Safronovych, Director of the Diplomatic Club; Regional Council Alexei Kobylnikov, European Union of Christian Advocates; Alexander Kapustin, Charitable Foundation “Road to Freedom” Tkachenko Lyudmila, Chairman of the Friendship Foundation Mohd Osman, Owner of the Granddent Dental Clinic Aref Al-Mohammad, Bon-Chibo Cafe-Restaurant Chain Alisman Mahmud, the organization “Intellectual Forum” Kozlovskaya Larisa, representatives of the Palestinian diaspora in Odessa, the supermarket chain “KOPEYKA” and “Odesskiy Karavai” and participants of “MISS LIBERTI.”
Philanthropist Andriy Gorchakov presented the President of the “Shield” Daher Saleh Mukhamed, with the highest award of the Ukrainian Culture Foundation – the Gold Medal. Taras Shevchenko.