Movie School for IDPs Children





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Project Description

Region: Eastern Europe

Country: Ukraine

Location: (Vyshhorod Kyiv)

Total Budget: $52,340

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

The Ukrainian Kids Movie School is committed to addressing the urgent mental health needs of internally displaced children in Ukraine, particularly those affected by the ongoing war. Our project is designed to provide a comprehensive and innovative approach to psychological rehabilitation through creative arts and skill development, ultimately fostering a sense of well-being and resilience among the vulnerable youth population.

Mental Health Restoration: The primary objective of the project is to restore and stabilize the mental health of internally displaced children who have experienced the trauma of war. By implementing a holistic psychological rehabilitation program, we aim to alleviate conditions such as PTSD, various phobias, panic disorders, and other mental health challenges prevalent among the affected children.

Creative Arts and Skill Development: The project seeks to create a nurturing environment through the Ukrainian Kids Film School, offering a range of creative activities such as film production, television, music, and theatre. By engaging children in these expressive mediums, we aim to provide professional encouragement and skills training, empowering them with tools for self-expression and personal development.

Early Learning and Communication: Recognizing the critical role of early learning and communication in a child's development, our project focuses on creating a stable and supportive environment. This includes opportunities for interaction with peers on the principles of sensitivity, emotional support, and stimulating intellectual and emotional potential.

Community Contribution: As part of the broader community, the project aims to contribute to the overall mental health and well-being of society. By investing in the restoration of children's mental health today, we lay the foundation for a resilient and mentally healthy society in the future.


The Movie School for IDPs children primarily targets internally displaced children in Kyiv Region, constituting 25% of the 7 million displaced population in total in Ukraine. Of these children, a significant percentage has witnessed shelling and bombing, endured hiding in bomb shelters, and faced the challenges of occupation. The project focuses on the children living now in Vyshhorod city (10 km from Kyiv) affected by displacement, aiming to provide them with the tools and support needed for mental health recovery and future success.

Program Impact:

The school has been open for more than 1.5 years already and has shown that its psychological rehabilitation methodology yields significant results. Within 3-4 months of training, approximately 85-90% of participating children and adolescents achieve significant social and psychological rehabilitation. This underscores the effectiveness of their approach and the potential positive impact on the well-being of the targeted population. We want to boost their activity and allow them to further function opening doors for more children.

In summary, the Movie School project aligns with the Mental Health focus, addressing the multifaceted aspects of well-being. By providing creative outlets and professional development opportunities, we strive to contribute to the mental health recovery of internally displaced children and build a foundation for their future success.

Primary Host Partner

District: 2232

Rotary Club of: E-Club of Ukraine

Primary Contact: Tetiana Godok

Email: t-godok@ukr.net

Primary International Partner

District: 5300

Rotary Club of: Las Vegas WON

Primary Contact: Chehab Elawar

Email: shabdg201415@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $51,140
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2460315.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





E-Club of Ukraine (2232)





Las Vegas WON (5300)





Save Our Planet (5330)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Chehab Elawar

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Chehab elawar of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas WON, District 5300.


by Bricia ElAwar

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Bricia ElAwar of the Rotary Club of Save Our Planet, District 5330.

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