Klitschko Foundation have received a grant from the Government of Japan

On March 16, 2017 the official signing ceremony of the Grant Agreement within the framework of the Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Projects Programme (KUSANONE) will be held at the KLITSCHKO EXPO exhibition-museum.

Mr. Shigeki Sumi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine, and Mr. Wladimir Klitschko, the Founder of the Klitschko Foundation, will take part in the ceremony. According to this programme, the Government of Japan will provide an aid grant for up to USD 71,574 for the reconstruction of Brovary High College of Physical Culture. 

The program is to be implemented by the Klitschko Foundation, a Ukrainian charitable organization founded by the Klitschko brothers in August 2003. Among the projects implemented by the Foundation in the last 15 years are construction of children's playgrounds throughout Ukraine, the modernisation of free boxing halls, as well as renovation and re-equipment of 11 sports schools for children and teenagers.

The Foundation has already spent UAH 1.6 million for the reconstruction of Brovary High College of Physical Culture, which included a thorough overhaul of the roof, the boxing and wrestling halls, the weightlifting hall, the cycling hall, as well as the reconstruction of the façade, toilets, changing rooms, and sauna. The forthcoming repair works will refurbish the small handball gym and a nearby corridor. They will include door and window replacements, floor and ceiling restoration, roof repair, replacement of the heating system, electrical works etc. 

Brovary High College of Physical Culture is a real forge for sports talents in the country. Since 1983, 16 future Honored Masters of Sports of Ukraine, 67 Masters of Sports of International Class, and more than 500 Masters of Sports of Ukraine have graduated from the College. 52 of its students have participated in the Olympics and won 10 medals. Wladimir Klitschko, Oleh Lisohor, Valentyna Shevchenko, Serhii Breus and many others are among the prominent graduates of the College.

The improvement of the educational conditions at Brovary High College of Physical Culture will be the sixth project in Ukraine under the Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Projects Programme (KUSANONE). This award is granted to non-profit organizations to preserve cultural heritage and promote culture, higher education, or sports. Earlier in Ukraine, this financial assistance has been granted to the Centre of Culture and Arts of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, the National Museum of Chernobyl, the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, and the National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine. The total amount of this aid was USD 308,169. Earlier this year, a grant contract with the Ukrainian Gymnastics Federation for the purchase of sports equipment and a mini-bus was signed.

Since March 2014, Japan has provided USD 1.86 billion of financial support to Ukraine in order to support Ukraine’s efforts toward stabilization and reforms. The year 2017 was declared the Year of Japan in Ukraine, indicating the strengthening of relations between two countries, the rapprochement of cultures and fruitful cooperation.