Nikita and Ilya were participants of Shakhtar Social activities, including the main grassroots football project in Ukraine ‘Come On, Let’s Play!’ in Popasna (Luhansk region) before the war in Ukraine. However, the home of the brothers was bombed, and they managed to survive the explosion, but their mother died in that bombing. The town of Popasna was fully destroyed.

Nikita and Ilya became orphans and are under the care of their aunt and grandma, being relocated to a more secure location. The grandma is trying to adopt both kids and help them. Both kids need medical care, Ilya broke his hand and fingers and was wounded by fragments of the bomb, losing his vision, however the vision is now almost recovered. The older brother already passed 2 surgeries and there should be done to improve his health. The younger brother Nikita was also wounded by the fragments of the bomb and received medical treatment in the hospital. The kids are staying now in the Dnipro region.

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Shift 360 battles fear with love and care by helping Shakhtar Social Foundation welcoming Ukrainians, internally displaced people (IDPs), mothers, children, and young girls are fleeing, scared and afraid (because of war) in shelters, providing warmth, food, and medicines in Shelter Centre.

We are not afraid to meet them, help them and share our humanity. We are not scared to give!


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Nikita Kalimbet (7 years old) and Ilya Kalimbet (11 years old) from Popasna (Luhansk region)

About Shift 360 Foundation

Our 360-degree approach seeks to engage the private sector, governments, academic and religious leaders in order to bring innovative and creative solutions to poverty.

At Shift 360 Foundation, we facilitate market-based solutions that address critical social inequalities in the Greater Mekong Subregion by:

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT: Catalyzing fair and sustainable employment.

ECONOMIC GROWTH: Improving access to services essential to economic growth.

INFLUENCING DECISION MAKERS: Influencing decision makers to adopt a common good approach.

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