Ukraine appeal on behalf of one of our sponsors
It is very difficult at the moment not to be overwhelmed by the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding in Ukraine following Russia’s recent military incursion. It is not just world leaders and international business entities, sports federations, and charitable organisations scrambling to offer aid and support to a nation under siege, but individuals are also stepping up as the fighting takes a terrible civilian toll.
One such individual is Bennjamyn Smith, CEO of BRS education, and one of our Mini and Youth Section sponsors. Benn has been working in Ukraine for 15 years supporting a village, and taking UK children from the schools he has worked at to run holiday programmes for children in Makoshino on the River Desna. Not only does he support summer camps that teach English, Sport, and First Aid, his organisation also financially supports the Kindergarten (Nursery), School, Hospital Palace of Culture (Town Hall, Drama Theatre, and Sports Hall). In addition to this, they provide financial support with purchasing of facilities, staff wages, and running costs for the Arrata or social services for the village and Mena District.