All branches of the Ukrainian public organization of handicapped “Advocacy Association of Disabled” involving children with special needs from all over Ukraine organized a campaign “Give Veterans respect and smile” on the day of celebration of 71 anniversary of the Day of Victory over Nazism in World War II. A free greeting of children with disabilities to passer Veterans was organized in central squares, public places of Kyiv, Odesa, Vinnytsia, Cherkasy, Mykolaiv, where the children have expressed their respect, gratitude to them and presented sweet symbolic sign of attention.
The first good example of honesty, respect was made by the head of the organization Oleksandr Vozniuk in the Kyiv city who happily passed the baton to all the other participants, children with special needs. It was very nice and surprising for both children and veterans. It is interesting that children with disabilities who are in need of help and care themselves happily shared warmth, attention and sweets with elderly veterans. Thus, children with disabilities appreciate the society in which we live, are able and learn to share positive and something valuable for them, and also have the opportunity to contribute to a sense of importance, love of their State and its respect. Naturally, after such spring patriotic flash mob children were also treated sweets and there were discussions about importance to respect the history, traditions and culture of our country.
We, the Ukrainian public organization of handicapped “Advocacy Association of Disabled” within the program activities and the Charter of our organization we carry out activities aimed at socialization, adaptation and integration of the younger generation having special needs. It is important for our society to be barrier free for everyone, and give equal opportunity for self-realization, sense of usefulness, opportunities for all without exception. This activity is available at joint efforts of all members of our society, understanding of the issues, raising in the society of culture, tolerance, condonation, compassion, kindness, participation, responsibility at the national level.