Sweden has signed a cooperation agreement with the Swedish-Ukrainian non-profit organization, Beetroot Academy, on a three-year support program, which will allow the organization to double the number of IT schools in Ukraine. “Beetroot Academy will be able to double the number of IT schools and expand the network to 20 locations across the country, as well as develop new IT courses to master technical and communication skills,” the Swedish Embassy in Ukraine said.
Now Beetroot Academy offers six IT courses in 10 different cities of Ukraine: from Mariupol in the east to Ivano-Frankivsk in the west. Many of these schools will open in small towns, also in the east of Ukraine, which will help to enhance economic potential and competitiveness of the small municipalities in Ukraine, the Embassy said. Beetroot Academy is a non-profit organization working in the field of professional IT education, it was founded in 2014. Its courses are based on mixed teaching methods and professionally teach English.
Ukraine has been included in the worldwide program of squash development “Ambassador WSF 2018,” which implies the organization of a whole range of activities aimed at promoting this racket sport in Ukraine. Within the framework of the worldwide squash promotion program, the delegation of the World Squash Federation led by its CEO Andrew Shelley, legendary multiple world champion Rami Ashour (Egypt), and six-time European champion Camille Serme will visit Ukraine.
This year the program “Ambassador WSF 2018” is held in Armenia and Ukraine. Two leading squash players, an international coach and a referee take part in it. The program “Ambassador WSF 2018” will be held in Kyiv in the territory of the Grand Prix club on June 23-24. Within the framework of the project, coaching and referees’ seminars, demonstration matches, thematic conferences, sparring and the training of Ukrainian men’s and women’s national teams with the top world players, the training of children from the children’s squash academy, and a press conference are planned.
According to the report from the Ukrainian Squash Federation, the goal of the program is to raise the level of Ukrainian squash to European and world standards.
“More than 20 million people play squash all over the world. In Ukraine their number amounts to thousands. We have room for improvement, and we really are developing. Squash is appreciated as an entertaining sport and an excellent relaxation for amateur sportsmen. We are grateful to the World Squash Federation for including our country in the program of squash popularization and teamwork,” the program coordinator, Vice President of the Ukrainian Squash Federation Maksim Urakin said.
Squash is a sport with a ball and a racket played indoors. The game is conducted by special rackets on a court surrounded by walls from four sides. In 2003 the Forbes magazine recognized squash as one of the most “healthy sports” both in terms of injury rate and the most energy-consuming sport in the world by the number of calories burned.
Squash courts already operate in Kyiv, Odesa, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Uzhgorod, Kherson, Lviv, and Khmelnytsky.
Sponsors and partners of the event:
– Grand Prix sports club,
– Interfax-Ukraine information agency,
– Park Inn hotel,
– MaxEvents company,
– In Vino wine salon,
– Oxy Taxi,
– restaurant O’GOROD,
– Boryspil airport,
– Boryspil Magazine,
– Miriada Fruits juices.