Klitschko and WBC Cares visit the Child Rescue Centre

02.10.2018 14:54

The WBC Emeritus Champion, the mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko, the WBC Cares and the WBC champions visited the child rescue centre “The City of Happy Children” located in Obolon neighbourhood. WBC Cares is committed to social responsibility and reaches out to impoverished and vulnerable children in 166 countries.

The City of Happy Children Centre provides support and rehabilitation to children whose family situation is extremely vulnerable. The Centre has been working for over decade now and helped more than 300 kids over the past years.

“Each and every one of champions is a person who achieved true success in life and whose dream came true. Their success stories start in their early years. That is why it is so important to build positive emotions and inspire these children,” stressed Klitschko. “This joint social project with World Boxing Cares aims to help the children who are deprived of parental care. Even if they do not become great athletes, today’s meeting will encourage them greatly!” remarked Vitali Klitschko.

 “I am delighted to participate in WBC charity events. I love the atmosphere here,” stressed Evander Holyfield.

Currently, The City of Happy Children Centre provides shelter and healing to 39 children who are survivors of abuse and neglect. 10% of them are orphans. Physical or emotional stress that children experienced aredevastating to some children’s development.

“We have a great life and we make the most out of it. Now our mission is to give back, share our experience and positive emotions. I am delighted I could put a smile on their faces,” told Lennox Lewis to journalists.

At the Centre a special recognition charity award was presented to the mayor by World Boxing Cares. “This is not my personal award. This award recognizes our city’s accomplishments,” emphasized Klitschko.

The 56th WBC Convention officially got underway in Kyiv. In attendance for the ceremony are boxing legends Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Erik Morales as well as current world champions, legends of boxing, federation presidents of the WBC member countries, referees and sports officials. Altogether over 700 participants from 166 countries attend the Convention this year, which will run until October 5.