Live interview with JCI Raido Kivikangur at Rat Race Tallinn Estonia 2018.
Project Manager JCI Raido Kivikangur Spoke about Rat Race Tallinn 2018
Rat Race Tallinn 2018 helped to collect money for Kallikaru project
Charity race Rat Race Tallinn 2018 participants were running on the 2nd of June to support the Kallikaru project. The race was organized by JCI (Junior Chamber International) Tallinn. JCI is a non-profit international non-governmental organization of young people between 18 and 40 years old. It has members in about 124 countries and regional or national organizations in most of them.
There were 61 teams registered for the run, most of them represented different companies. All the participants came running in colorful and funny costumes and even with their mascots. The Rat Race Tallinn 2018 running event helped to collect money for Kallikaru project. Kallikarud is huggybears and they work in police cars for children, who get involved in traffic accidents(or other accidents). Participation fees, collected from Race Tallinn 2018 charity run, allow to purchase over 2,000 huggybears . According to Kaur Vahtrik, the author of the Kallikaru project, the bears started their work with police exactly one year ago and the policeman has already given to children over several hundred bears. “Kallikarud are sweet assistants who, with the help of the police, help the children, who are in the crisis situation. There has been a lot of help from them and their impact has been very positive.”
The Kallikaru project, project began last year when 1000 huggybears were installed in Estonian police cars. In Estonia, an average traffic accident occurs with one child per day and two children experience or witness domestic violence.