Kostya Halak Alla Oleshko Iryna Petrovska Iryna Popkova Roman Starodub Serhiy Polishchuk Sasha Lyausova
Graduated from University of Economics and Law “Krok”;
Received a Master’s degree and a degree of a Specialist in Accounting and
After graduating with
honors from Kamenets-Podilsk Planning and Economic technical school, Kostya
enrolled in the third year at the “Krok” University. He received “Red Diploma” with his Bachelor’s degree. He was
also recognized as one of the best students at the Master’s level and received a
special Dean’s award. The UCARE scholarship money paid for Kostya’s stay at the
dormitory for three years. Because he attended a private university, he didn’t
receive a scholarship from the government. Thanks to the University
administration, he had a job as an accountant which allowed him to support
himself. Even though Kostya suffers a disability, he eagerly engages in sports
and won multiple awards in a variety of competitions. Kostya participated in summer camps both as a child-orphan
and as a scholar of “Pryyateli Ditey.” He also participated in the events
organized through “Students to Children” project.
“Dear UCARE sponsors, I am grateful for your financial
support which allowed me to pay for the dormitory and my studies. I received a
high level of education thanks to your assistance. I resigned from the position at the university and got a new
job at the institute which has also provided me with a place to live. I hope
that we will continue to stay in touch.
I am thankful to all the people who supported me all these years. My
special “Thank You!” goes to Tania Hrytsiv, Shyla Markus, Oksana Lyseyko, Irka
Tkaczuk, Marta Kolomiyetz, Peggy Lynch and others whom I met while
participating in the “Scholarships” project.”
Graduated from the National University of State Customs
Agency; Received a degree of a Specialist , majoring as an economist.
Alla joined the charity
fund five years ago at the time when she began her studied at the Academy. She
was a UCARE scholarship receipient for the last two years. She is extremely industrious and
talented. She participated in
almost all the “Pryyateli Ditey” events such as New Year celebration for children-orphans,
summer camps, and others. She also volunteered in the office of “Pryyateli
Ditey” where there is a ample of work for everyone. She brought two younger friends to the fund and demonstrated
good leadership skills.
Alla was an excellent
student, who worked tenaciously and graduated with Honors with “Red” Diploma of
a Specialist. She found a job at the Customs Inspection agency but need to pass
a final interview. The young woman is confident that she will succeed.
“Dear UCARE sponsor, I am grateful that you care about me
and supported me for my last two years at the Academy. Thanks to the fund, I met real friends, with whom I share similar
concerns. Now I realized that the change I experienced in my life was due to
the knowledge I acquired from successfull individuals and from my participation
in many events and projects which I greatly enjoyed. I hope that you and the fund employees will continue to be
that island where we, today’s graduates, will come as our home.”
Graduated from National University of State Customs
Agency of Ukraine with a degree in Accounting and Audit
Iryna was involved with
Pryyateli Ditey for a few years. Last year was the first and only year that she
participated in the Educational project “Scholarships.” Quite a few events
occured in Iryna’s life during her senior year. She was elected to be the group
“starosta” which allowed her to demonstrate and build leadership skills. She
took dance lessons and engaged in sports such as table tennis, volleyball,
swimming. Iryna completed courses of massage but, most importantly, she
successfully defended her thesis at the university. Iryna’ new job assignment will bring her to Lviv where her
brother and sister work and reside and with whom she has good relationships.
was very frugal and vigilant as far as the way I spent the scholarship money
that I received. I tried to spend
little and save some money because I knew that I will need it as I begin a new
page in my life when I need everything, including a place to live. This will
help me to get a new start in life.
Thanks to you, sponsors, I realized that goodness and justice exist. May
God bless you and your family!”
Graduated from Berdyansk
State Pedagogical University with a Master’s Degree with a double major
Ukrainian Language and Literature and German Language and Literature.
Iryna joined the
Scholarships project per recommendation of her sister, Tetyna Lysetska, who was
also sponsored by UCARE. At first, Iryna was reserved and insecure. As a result of her participation in the
scholars’ conferences, she started to overcome her “fears” and revealed her
true self. Today, the graduate is a talented, out-going, and confident
Iryna participated in
“Students to Children” program,
“We Care,” and summer camps.
During conferences, she read her poems, took part in completitions, and
shared her experience of overcoming fears with younger students.
“I tell everyone that my participation in Scholarships
project changed my life. Our
coordinators, Tetyana and Olena, were the first ones who really talked to me.
Before, I didn’t believe that there were people who would create goodness
without expecting anything in return.
I had no voice and was afraid to express my opinion. While assisting the
administration in organizing summer camps, “Students to Children” events,
students’ conferences, and talking to mentors inspired me to become a leader
myself. I discover new benefits
that communication with other brings into my life. That’s why, I want to become
a psychologist. But for now, I am
looking for a job related to my majors.
I want to wish you new energy, creativity, new ideas, new
scholars, and many joyful, warm, and kind relationships.”
Graduated from Cherkasy
National University with a Specialist degree in City Governing.
Roman and his friends joined
“Scholarships” project right after he had entered Trade and Economics College.
He was a good student and after
college, he decided to go to his native Cherkasy to get a high education.
When Roman was a student
at college, he often visited our office and engaged in different activities and
events. Working with young
children-orphans was one of his strenghts – they listened to what he had to say
and respected him. He was an active participant of summer camps and “Students
to Children” program.
“ It seems as if it was just yesterday that I started the
university, but today and I graduated. Six years of my student life passed by
so quickly. I have happy and pleasant memories of summer camps, various
activities, vacations with my friends. Today my new life begins – a job search
and planning for my future.
I want to thank you for your financial support during all
those six years. Frankly speaking,
your assistance was much needed and always useful. I regret that I didn’t have a chance to meet you and thank
Graduated from Khmelnytsky National University with a
degree of a Specialist in Machinery Manifacturing and Technology.
Serhiy always strives to
better himself. After Volodymyr-Volynsk orphanage-internat, he studied at
Novovolynsk Electro-mechanical technical school where he had graduated with
honors. He didn’t stop there but
continued his studies at Khmelnytsk University. He shared that his classes were challenging and he spent
many night studying hard.
Serhiy is an interesting and creative individual: he is an avid reader; he
plays a few musical instruments; he learned German and English by himself; he enjoys
traveling and dreaming of his future.
is sad to say good-bye to the Charity Fund “Pryyateli Ditey” because it was
really neat to participate in all the events! During my participation with the
“Scholarships” project, I met many students from different universities. I
enjoyed all the interesting meetings which were part of educational and
entertainment programs. I attended concerts of great musicians at the
philarmoniya/concert hall, visited delphinariy, etc. – I can write a lot about
it. The fact remains that the charity fund evolves each year and that is
fantastic! The montly scholarship that I received from you, my sponsors, was so much needed! Thanks
to your support, I could buy books, take additional classes and field trips. In
a nutshell, students need scholarships.”
Graduated from Hortytsky National Education -Rehabilitation
Multi-Vocational Center, majoring as a computer operator and assistant
supervisor. She completed her third year of studies.
Sasha is a responsible
individual and a reliable friend.
Whenever there is a meeting of graduates, all the graduates from
Tsyurypinsky internat, tend to gather around Sasha. She is very personable and likes to stay in touch with other
students. She successfully
completed her last year of school, including the course “Assistant /Secretary Supervisor.”
“I was with “Pryyateli Ditey” this past year and received
monthly scholarships. Thanks to
your organization, I can grow as an individual and have more opportunities in
life. This is very important for
me! It is sad but I completed my
studies. I will work where I studied – at the Hortytsky Center. In addition to
my job, I enjoy swimming and will complete in December.
am deeply thankful for another opportunity to visit Kyiv on July 2-3, 2011 to
attedn the Graduates’ Conference which was well organized and very interesting. I enjoyed it. We visited the
delphinariy “Nemo,” the museum under the open sky “Kyiv in Miniature” – it was
very interesting and a lot of fun.
I met many friends with whom I stay in touch. I will miss you, but
hopefully, we will maintain contacts and continue to work together.”