CHARITY FOUNDATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS “I AM!”
The Charity Foundation for the Support of People with Special Needs “I am!” was established in 2012. The Foundation exists to provide support to children and adults with disabilities that will help them to live comfortable and fulfilling lives. “I am!” has undertaken projects of various sizes to support disabled children and their families in their everyday lives, helping young people with disabilities to develop their talents and enjoy a high quality of life.
In 2021, UniCredit Bank supported the project “Music Laboratory for Special People” at the training center “The Amazing Center” in Rostov-on-Don, with which the Foundation was involved. Volunteers from “I am!” came together with professional musicians and children with disabilities who participated in the project, providing music lessons to the children. The project provided the children with a variety of musical instruments to learn, as well as offering singing lessons.
The qualified teachers helped the children to not only develop their musical talents, but also to feel confident performing onstage in public. The project was so successful that the children who played at the center formed their own rock band. To help them to continue to explore their creative expression and enjoy developing their talents, the grant provided by UniCredit Bank was used to purchase musical equipment for the children. The band have gone on to perform concerts at the “I am!” Foundation’s representative office in Rostov-on-Don and at creative festivals for children with disabilities.