People with ‘Un-limited’ Abilities

Famous Ukrainians with disabilities shared their success stories with children. Musical performances, presentations of children's books, inclusive workshops and games were all held at the Taras Shevchenko Museum


Reaching new goals and setting new challenges. This is the motto of wheelchair-bound Mykola Podrezan. He loves traveling and discovering new places. So far, he has been to 56 countries.

Mykola is also an active member of his community and enjoys helping others learn more about different cultures and societies.

“I will tell the kids about my travels, show them funny animals from around the world. And then show a bit more so that the parents know that anything is possible,” Podrezan said.

Eleven-year-old Masha loves comic books, when she grows up she hopes to make a career out of it.

“I want to be a script writer for anime in Japan,” she said.

“Our child is very creative, she dreams of becoming a script writer since she was very little. She set a goal and she will reach it. That’s why she is currently learning Japanese. And English, because she also needs it,” the girl’s mother, Yulia Balabayeva said.

The event organizers’ goal was to inspire others with success stories.

“We hope that the examples which they will see today, will make them not stop, go further, fulfill their dreams, because the main thing is happiness, to be happy in any condition,” Anna Horozhenko, the co-organizer of the celebrations said.

“It seems to me that we need to tell children that there are no restrictions. This is character building and helps understand that they are unique,” said model Oksana Kononets.

Everyone at the event received a unique book.

“Ten leading writers of our country created stories with help from children with disabilities. These are stories, essays, fairy tales. And they became part of this book, it was all about working together,” Ivan Stepurin, co-0rganizers of the celebrations and the Head of a Public House said.

Source UATV
date 07.12.2018
categories News releases, Society
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