For the first time in Ukraine was held Quest festival “Happy together”

For the first time in Ukraine was held Quest festival “Happy together”

In early August, the first Ukrainian family quest festival ” Happy together!” The participants of the bright and large-scale event were families that bring up children with down syndrome. The event was attended by Ukrainians from all over the country!

The organizer of the festival was the Kherson regional organization of support for children with down syndrome and their families “Sunny children of Kherson region”. The main goal was to give confidence to families, to create a platform for the exchange of experience, to show the society that families raising Sunny children are active and happy!

- The quest festival was great, literally in one breath. We are still under a pleasant impression. Families were really involved in the competition process. Warm friendly atmosphere allowed the most good and informative time to the participants of the event, – says the organizer enthusiastically quest festival Tatiana Mikhailova.


Organizer of the quest festival ” Happy together!”, Deputy head of NGO ” Solar children of Kherson region»

15 families from Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Vinnytsia, Mykolaiv, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Odessa and Volyn regions had fun and had a good time in Kherson. On the first day of the quest festival, the participants got acquainted with each other, presented their teams, visited the inclusive space of children’s dream “Sunny world”, which was created by the members of the NGO “Sunny children of Kherson region”.

The second day was no less intense than the first. Here the teams were able to show their sports passion and take part in competitions, prepare their own pizza, make a family coat of arms, watch a cartoon in the Cinema and relax in the creative space.


On the last day of the significant event of the quest festival “Happy together!”not only for Kherson, but also for the whole country the awarding of winners and participants of the event took place. The first in sports competition was the Miller family from Lutsk, in a culinary competition – family Romanenko from Kherson, into a creative Family CEC from Kharkov, the Grand Prix was won by a family Rozhkovskaya from Kherson.

Tatiana also noted that the festival was supported by a lot of sponsors and partners who provided all possible assistance, from information to material, because the participants were given valuable gifts.  The organizers themselves came to the creation of the event with full responsibility. Food, accommodation, leisure – not a single minute for boredom, both for young participants and for adults!


A nationwide quest-festival “Happy together!”I showed everyone that Ukrainians are sympathetic, caring people who are ready to develop and help to go forward to those who seek it. Everyone is able to follow the example of the NGO “Sunny children of Kherson region”, because we are the creators of our own destiny and depends on us what our reality will be – gray and dull or colorful and bright!

Julia Gutshabes

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