Open Fun Football Schools

The overall goal of the Open Football Lessons project is to help protect IDP children, unaccompanied children, orphans and other vulnerable children affected by the war and forced to relocate to Western Ukraine. Frankivsk, Lviv, Rivne, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky and Chernivtsi regions).

In addition to the overall goal, the project has three specific objectives:

- provide emergency humanitarian assistance (medicines, food and non-food items) to IDP children and their families);

- provide psychosocial support to children through a powerful social instrument of grassroots football, through play and "open" football events that will unite these target groups of children with local children;

- provide logistical and moral support to the united football cross-sector networks of the project in the western regions of Ukraine in their efforts to help the affected target groups of children.

The main partners in the project are the New Democracy Fund, the Association of Cross-Cultural Projects (Denmark), the Ukrainian Football Association and the Common Goal.

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National coordination:

Eugene Stolitenko, + 38-067 550 8152, e-mail: [email protected] 

Regional project coordinators from regional football associations: 

Transcarpathian region:

Victor Naskalov, (050) 267 60 99, [email protected]

Ivano-Frankivsk region:

Vasil Sikora, 050-555-31-61, [email protected]

Lviv region:

Stepan Ponaida, (095) 145 44 38, [email protected], [email protected]

Rivne region:

Taras Kiryanchuk, 067-773-31-55, Oleg Kucher, 068-007-08-80, [email protected]

Ternopil region:

Vasyl Zatorsky, 068-621-28-95, Volodymyr Yasyuchenya, 096-716-75-04, [email protected]

Khmelnytsky region:

Mykola Kuznetsov, (067) 356 75 75, [email protected]

Chernivtsi region:

Serhiy Zadorozhnyak, 050-699-47-00, Vasyl Balanyuk, 095-493-78-31, Oleksandr Plakhov, (050) 660 49 50, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Project coordinators from regional football associations in other regions of Ukraine, where the project will be resumed when'the following opportunity will appear: 

Vinnytsia region:

Alexander Sidoruk, (050) 106 80 36, [email protected], [email protected]

Volyn region:

Vasyl Kokhanovsky, 095-898-65-01, [email protected]

Volyn region:

Vasyl Kokhanovsky, 095-898-65-01, [email protected]

Dnipropetrovsk region:

Yaroslav Derevyanko, 097-157-33-10, [email protected]

Donetsk region:

Alexander Kosevich, (095) 6920251, [email protected], [email protected]

Zhytomyr region:

Vasyl Babiy, (067) 231 17 39, Ruslan Maevsky, 067-264-87-50, [email protected]

Zaporizhzhia region:

Ludmila Padalka, (067) 423 47 90, [email protected], [email protected]

Kyiv region:

Vladimir Maslov, (067) 698 77 90, [email protected], [email protected]

Kirovograd region:

Oleksiy Kravchenko, 099-972-11-78, Viktor Bezsmertny, (050) 583 68 83, [email protected]

Luhansk region:

Andriy Mykytchenko, 050-836-69-14, [email protected], [email protected]

Mykolaiv region:

Alexander Balakin, 063-125-48-48, [email protected]

Odesa region:

Yuriy Stepanyuk, (097) 285 69 90, Serhiy Halyuza, 096-850-59-58, [email protected], [email protected],[email protected]


Volodymyr Oleksenko, 066-702-23-23, Andriy Kovalenko, 095-009-24-44, [email protected], [email protected]

Sumy region:

Denis Lupach, 0661318103, [email protected], [email protected]

Kharkiv region:

Olena Kriventsova, (096) 366 45 14, Olena Korobka, 067 570 80 07, [email protected], [email protected]

Kherson region:

Oleksandr Bondarenko, (066) 030 44 90, [email protected]

Cherkasy region:

Mykola Pohoriliy, 067-116-56-55, [email protected]

Chernihiv region:

Anatoliy Svistun, (050) 570 01 94, [email protected]

Football Association of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (measures are implemented in the Kherson region):

Andriy Gaidaenko, 067-320-81-81, [email protected]

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