Charitable activities of the Young Men’s Christian Association in the camps of interned Ukrainian soldiers in Poland, 1921

Срібняк, Ігор Володимирович and Яковенко, Наталя Леонідівна and Матвієнко, Віктор Михайлович (2022) Charitable activities of the Young Men’s Christian Association in the camps of interned Ukrainian soldiers in Poland, 1921 Емінак (2(38)). pp. 77-88. ISSN 1998-4634; 2708-0226

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Abstract

The content of the YMCA support campaign in the camps was material assistance to improve nutrition for children, organization of their special care (creation of kindergartens and maintenance of their staff), and purchase of clothing for children and women, assistance to women in childbirth. At the same time, the Association intensively supported the activities of camp cultural, artistic and educational centers, and in particular amateur theaters, choruses and orchestras. The unconditional merit of the YMCA was the development of sports, for which the latter never spared money – equipping gyms, purchasing special equipment for them. At the same time, the YMCA relied on the development of game sports (football, volleyball, basketball, etc.), participation in which enabled to stabilize the emotional state of the military, forced to spend much of time in camp isolation. But the most important aspect was that the YMCA gave a possibility to the internees to acquire new knowledge and specialties, creating additional opportunities for them to integrate into the socio-economic life of their new countries of residence. Thus, thanks to the YMCA, camp schools and courses became able to fulfil their educational mission, and the internees – to overcome difficulties of the first months of staying in camp isolation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Young Men’s Christian Association; charitable assistance; interned Ukrainian soldiers; camp; Poland
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Erih Plus
Статті у наукометричних базах > Scopus
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра всесвітньої історії
Depositing User: професор Ігор Володимирович Срібняк
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2022 06:43
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2022 12:21
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/41642

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