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About us

The JuniorS movement is a non-profit public organization which promotes physical activities among school-age children, improving their attitude to physical education lessons, helps them find their sports, and make physical exercise a daily healthy mental and physical habit.

 We are convinced that every child in Ukraine should have free access to physical activity and sports games, so we work to ensure that physical education in school and extracurricular program is gender equal, team-based, non-contact, inclusive and as diverse as possible.

We are not focused on the sport of great achievements and professional awards. Our goal is to persuade you that any, even little physical activity is your personal daily achievement.

We are proud that during the work of our organization we managed to earn the trust of leading institutions and establishments in Ukraine. In particular, memorandums of cooperation were signed with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (7.12.18), with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (2.12.19) and with 19 other city administrations.


The Junior movement was created in 2018 by TV presenter, enthusiast, sports fan Oleksandr Pedan and social activist, TV producer Maria Pavlichuk as an initiative to reform the physical education system in Ukrainian schools. The founders of the project, who are parents themselves, were concerned with the question how to make physical education an interesting lesson and a motivating stimulus to provide active lifestyle for Ukrainian children, no matter where they study - in a big city or in a small village, in the west or in the east of Ukraine, in general school or specialized educational institution.

Starting its activities 5 years ago, the Junior team had no idea what challenges it would have to face, and as a result, to expand the scope of its efforts and set new goals for itself.

During the hard times of the pandemic, we managed to launch distance learning of physical education and promote the effectiveness of online lessons. After all, physical education, even at home, is the key to strong immunity.

Now, in the conditions of war, we consider that physical activity not only helps to maintain physical condition, but is also vital for mental health. Currently, we are developing distant physical education classes, online sessions, launching rehabilitation camps abroad as a way to overcome children’s stress disorders and psychological trauma.


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