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Kharkivs’ky University of Air Force named after Ivan Kozhedub
Term of study: 2003 - 2008
Andriy was born on May 10, 1986 in the town of Pivdenne of Kharkiv District, Kharkiv Oblast (Region). In 1993, Andriy became the 1st year pupil of the local school. At school, he joined the sport group of Tai boxing, participated in the regional competitions and won a first prize. Andriy’s father left the family in 1987, his mother had to work hard to support he two children. In 1998, she passed away. Andriy and his sister Kateryna stayed in the custody of their aunt. In 2000, upon graduation from the 9th grade with honors, Andriy entered the Kharkiv Military Lyceum of the Kharkivs’ky Military University where focus was made on military and physical training. In 2003, he entered the Kharkivs’ky Air Force University. Andriy has had a practice as a pilot and made 96 flying hours. Currently, he is a 4th year student.
National Academy of the State Tax Service of Ukraine
Term of study: 2003 - 2007 (Bachelor), 2008 (Specialist)
Maksym was born on August 4, 1986 in the city of Vinnytsia. Maksym lived with his mother until he was 5, but she was did not take proper care of the child, and the boy was sent to the Vinnytsia orphanage for young children. From 1993 to 2003, he studied at the Tulchyns’ky Secondary Boarding School. In his spare time, Maksym actively plays sports and enjoys reading. Maksym is currently studying in his forth year at the National Academy of Tax Service of Ukraine, Taxation Department.
Oleksander was born on September 13th, 1985, in the town of Kurdany, in the Tarashchans’kyj county, in Kyiv Oblast. His mother’s parental rights were revoked upon grounds of immoral behaviour, and when his father refused the three children, his parental rights were also revoked. In 2003, Oleksander completed the Kremenchuts’kyj Military School where he actively participated in sports competitions including tennis, volleyball and football/soccer. This past fall, Oleksander began his post-secondary studies at the National Academy of Government Tax Service of Ukraine.
Simferopols’ky Higher Professional School of Construction and Computer Technologies
Term of study: 2006 - 2008
Vyacheslav was born on April 11, 1989 in the village of Omelyanivka of Nyzhnyohirs’ky District in Autonomus Republic of Crimea. He has a twin brother Ruslan. In 1995, in court Vyacheslav’s mother was deprived of her parental rights. His father passed away in 1999. Since 1997, Vyacheslav had been placed with different boarding schools. Since 2000, he and his two brothers were placed with the Gvardiys’ky Specialized Secondary Boarding School. Vyacheslav likes to go in for sports, especially football (soccer), and chess. He is self dedact in Greek language, likes to draw, and read books. He stays in touch with his brothers Serhiy and Ruslan and his sisters Anzhela and Halyna. In 2006, he entered the Simferopols’ky Higher Professional School of Construction and Computer Technologies to get the profession of construction carpenter.
Simferopols’ky Higher Professional School of Construction and Computer Technologies
Term of study: 2006 - 2008
Ruslan was born on April 11, 1989 He has a twin brother – Vyacheslav. In 1995, their mother was deprived of her parental rights. His father passed away in 1999. Since 1997, Ruslan had been placed with different boarding schools. Since 2000, he and his two brothers were placed with the Gvardiys’ky Specialized Secondary Boarding School. Ruslan likes to go in for sports, especially football (soccer), and chess. He is interested in history, likes reading books about football. Ruslan stays in touch with his brothers Vyacheslav and Serhiy and his sisters Anzhela and Halyna. In 2006, he entered the Simferopols’ky Highest Professional School of Construction and Computer Technologies to get the profession of construction carpenter.
Kharkivs’ky Professional Lyceum of Electrics and Mechanics
Term of study: 2006 - 2008
Serhiy was born on April 30, 1990 in the village of Omelyanivka of Nyzhnyohirs’ky District in Autonomus Republic of Crimea. In 1995, his mother was deprived of her parental rights. His father passed away in 1999. Since 1997, Serhiy had been placed with different boarding schools. Since 2000, he and his two brothers were placed with the Gvardiys’ky Specialized Secondary Boarding School. Serhiy likes to go in for sports, specially football (soccer), and chess. He is interested in history, likes reading books about football. Serhiy stays in touch with his brothers Vyacheslav and Ruslan and his sisters Anzhela and Halyna. In 2006, he entered the Kharkivs’ky Professional Lyceum of Electrics and Mechanics to get the profession of painter and carpenter. He dreams to become a lawyer and protect rights of orphaned children and to have a big happy family.
born on February 09, 1985 in the town of Obykhiv of Obykhiv District in
Kyiv Oblast (Region). In March 1985, Volodymyr with his twin
brother was placed with the orphanage for young children and at the age
of 4 – at the boarding school in the city of Bila Tserkva. At the
age of 7, Volodymyr and his brother Ruslan were transferred to the
Volodars’ky Boarding School. At school, Volodymyr took active part
in the public and cultural activities at school. After the school,
he was referred to the Vasyl’kivs’ky Boarding Professional School that
he graduated from in 2004 and was accepted to the Kyiv National
University of Culture and Art. Volodymyr studies together with his
brother Ruslan, both are the participant of the educational project.
In future, Volodymyr wants to become a famous singer and volunteer in
charity activity. Currently, he is a 3rd year student.
Kyiv National University of Culture and Art
Term of study: 2004 - 2009
Ruslan was born on February 09, 1985 in the town of Obykhiv of Obykhiv District in Kyiv Oblast (Region). In March 1985, in court Ruslan’s mother was recognized an incapable person, his father passed away in 1998. Thus, Ruslan was placed with orphanage for young children and at the age of 4 – at the boarding school in the city of Bila Tserkva. At the age of 7, Ruslan was transferred to the Volodars’ky Boarding School. At school, Ruslan studied thoroughly, practiced singing, took active part in the public and cultural activities at school. After the school, he was referred to the Vasyl’kivs’ky Boarding Professional School that he graduated from in 2004 and was accepted to the Kyiv National University of Culture and Art where currently he is a 3rd year student.
Kryvoriz’ky State Teacher’s Training University, Department of Physics and Mathematics
Term of study: 2004 - 2008
Anzhelika was born on March 23, 1985 in the city of Kryvyy Rih in Dnipropetrovs’k Oblast (Region). In 1995, she was placed with the orphanage “Prolisok”, and in 1996 – with the Kryvoriz’ky Boarding School. At school, Anzhelika won respect of her schoolmates, was the leader in school, attended the “Umili Ruky” group (crafts group) and succeeded in fine needle-work. Her works won various prizes at different contests. Upon graduation from the boarding school, in 2002, she entered the Kryvoriz’ky Regional Lyceum for Youth from Villages that she graduated from in 2004, and later entered the Kryvoriz’ky State Teacher’s Training University. Now, Anzhelika is a 3rd year student.
HANNA MAKARENKO --SPONSORED
Trade and Economics College of the Kyiv National Trade and Economics University
Term of study: 2005 - 2010
Nataliya was born on February 13, 1988 in the town of Smila in Cherkassy Oblast (Region). Nataliya’s memories of her early childhood are about brawls of her parents. When she was three years old, the father left the family, and the mother started abusing alcohol. Her old grandmother took care of Nataliya then. Very shortly after it, Nataliya’s mother was sentenced to 3 years in jail. Thus, at the age of 7, the girl was placed with the Smilians’ky Boarding School, and in six months with the Kanivs’ky Boarding School. Nataliya studied easily as well as easily found the way to communicate with others. Most of all, she liked economics, mathematics, and information science. At school she liked social work, she was elected a member of the school parliament, and deputy forehead. In 2005, she entered the Trade and Economics College of the Kyiv National Trade and Economics University. Upon graduation from the college, she plans to continue her studies at the University.
National University of the State Tax Service of Ukraine
Term of study: 2006 – 2008 (Bachelor), 2009 (Specialist)
Anastasiya was born on November 07, 1987 in the township of Vakhovs’k in Tiumen’ Oblast (Region), Russia. The mother did now want to rear the child and sent her to the grandmother in the town of Rivne. Soon, Nastya’s father returned to Ukraine, and her mother stayed in Russia. In 1995, both parents were deprived of their parental rights. The girl was brought up by her grandmother. Nastya was a good student at school, always active at events of the school. She attended dancing and drawing classes. Nastya is a friendly individual, she has been to many children camps where she actively participated in sport competitions and art contests. In 2000, she was invited to the summer camp “Artek” (Crimea) where she saw the sea for the first time. In 2003, Nastya entered the Kyivsky College of Finance and Economics of the National Academy of the State Tax Service of Ukraine that she graduated from in 2006, and was accepted as a 3rd year student at the National University of the State Tax Service.
IRYNA PANIV --SPONSORED
Iryna was born on August 30, 1985 in
the village of Stary Kropyvnyk of Drogobyts’ky District in Lviv Oblast
(Region). When Iryna was three years old, her father left the
family. The mother stayed with two children. They lived with
very limited material resources. In 2000 Iryna entered the
Professional School for Culinary in the town of Boryslav. In 2003,
the mother passed away. Iryna with her brother lived on a small
pension and scholarship. In 2003, upon graduation from the
professional school, Iryna started working. But she has always had
a dream of getting higher education. When her brother finished his
studies and joined the army, she finally could afford continuing her
studies. In 2006, she entered the Lvivs’ky College of Economics
and Tourism. Now she studies by correspondence and works, but
still her salary can hardly cover her basic needs. Iryna aims at
completing higher education studies to change her life for better.
Kamyanets’-Podils’ky Technical Boarding School of Planning and Economics
Term of study: 2006 - 2009
Oleksandr was born on December 02, 1987 in the city of Kyiv. His parents abandoned him at the birthing home. Oleksandr was diagnosed with abnormality in development of lower and upper extremities. In 1995, he was placed with Tsyuryupins’ky Children’s Boarding School. There he learnt to crochet, make embroidery, and draw. He liked sports, with his friends he played football and other sport games. He took an active part in amateur art performances, recited verses at the parties, performed in short plays and fairy tales. In 2002, Oleksandr started to play ping-pong regularly, participated in sport competitions, and won a second prize in one of them. He like playing draughts too. Oleksanr likes reading books, in particular, lyrics, poetry. His favorite poets are S. Yesenin, S.Pushkin, M.Lermontov, Charle Bodler. In 2006, Oleksandr entered the Kamyanets’-Podils’ky Technical Boarding School of Planning and Economics with major in social work.
OLIA POLYATKINA --SPONSORED
Ukrainian Academy of Banking
Term of study: 2006 - 2010
Olia was born September 9, 1988 in Shostka, Symy Oblast. Her father left her family when she was very young, not even a year old and her mother had a drug addiction. Olia and her younger sister were then cared for by their grandfather, who later had no choice but to send them to the orphanage in Shostka. In 2000, after the death of her grandfather, and her mother's parental rights were revoked, Olia was moved to the Symy Orphanage. During her studies, she took part in many competitions in athletics. Since 2004, Olia has been studying at the Lebedyn Teacher's College, specializing in pre-school studies and English language. While still in the orphanage, Olia gave herself a life goal of learning English to become a translator, today she is realizing this goal. In her spare time, Olia enjoys sewing and working with flowers.
KOSTYANTYN SEMENENKONational Academy of State Tax Service of Ukraine
Term of study: 2003 - 2007
Kostya was born on
January 03, 1986 in Kyiv. Following his parents’ tragic death in
1991, Kostya and his older sister became orphans; their aunt took
custody over them and accepted them into her family with her own four
children. According to Kostya, these people made him and his
sister feel a part of the family and they felt well protected.
During his studies, he actively participated in sport events and played
volleyball in tournaments. He is now continuing his studies at the
National Academy of State Tax Service of Ukraine. After
graduation, he hopes to work in his profession. In 2004, he
participated in the Charity’s Summer Camp program in Vorokhta.
Inter-Rigional Academy of Personnel
Management, Institute of Economics and Finance
Lyudmyla was born on February 27, 1988
in the town of Shostka in Sumy Oblast (Region). In 2003, within 3
months Lyudmyla lost both of her parents, her grandmother took custody
over her. It was hard for Lyudmyla to live through the loss of her
parents. But she managed to find resources to return to a regular
life. To get higher education in future, she made all her efforts
to successfully graduate from the school. And she was awarded a
gold medal for her performance*. In 2005, Lyudmyla entered the
Inter-Rigional Academy of Personnel Management where she now is a 3rd
reading, learn new things about this world. The qualities he
values in other people are: determination, independence, fairness,
honesty, and modesty. And besides, he likes cooking and fishing.
He dreams to do sport dancing. He wants to be an officer of the
army of Ukraine and serve his Motherland.
SAFRONOV -- SPONSORED
Informational Technologies and Land Surveying College at the National
Ruslan was born on 10 June 1987 in the city of Dnipropetrovsk. In 1994 Ruslan became a pupil of the first form of the local school. In two years Ruslan with his mother moved to Novomoskovsk, but he did not go to school. Ruslan’s mother had fits of hard drinking; as a consequence in 1999 she died leaving Ruslan and his brother who was only four months old to the mercy of fate. Ruslan was sent to Nicopol boarding school. At school Ruslan showed himself as an assiduous and diligent pupil, he always liberalized himself, worked on his grammatical correctness, and developed his ratiocination. He was going in for boxing. He is a Candidate Master of Sports.In 2005 Ruslan became a Student of the Informational Technologies and Land Surveying College at the National Aviation University in Kyiv.
Open International University of Human Development “Ukraine”
Term of study: 2004 - 2010
Natalia was born on 28 February, 1984 in the city of Kyiv. In 2001 Natalia’s parents were deprived their parental rights. From 2000 till 2004 Natalia lived and rehabilitated in the Social and Rehabilitation Centre
for Children “Children’s Hope” at the International Charitable Fund “Varnava”. During the time she lived in the rehabilitation centre she graduated from
the High Vocational School of Telecommunication. In 2004 Natalia entered
to the Open International University of Human Development “Ukraine”, her
faculty is journalism. She is instructed by correspondence and works for
Publishing House “Christian’s Hope”. In 2005 she received an
apartment. Natalia is a sociable person, she is able to have long-term friendly
relations. She is a responsible and persistent for work girl; she always
carries all the undertakings to their conclusion.
National State Tax Service Academy of Ukraine
was born in the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia. When she was three,
her parents sent her to the grandmother for fostering to the city of Armyansk, Crimea. Since that time Katherina has never seen her father. Her
mother visited her few and far-between. Under such conditions her
grandmother brought an action against her parents to deprive them of their
parental rights. In 1996 the court allows a claim. Katherina
has a younger sister and a brother, coupled with the grandmother they
are the nearest and dearest people for her.
In 2004 Katherina became a student of the National State Tax Service Academy of Ukraine. She is fond of volleyball and tries to organize a women’s team in the academy. She likes to sew, braid and dance. In the future she wants to receive a second higher education either of journalist or a lawyer and help people to defend their rights.
OKSANA HROMYSHEVA -- SPONSORED
Putyvlsky Pedagogical College named after Rudnev
Term of study: 2002 - 2007
was born on 03 March 1987 in the village of Zverevo, Lipetsk region,
Russia. In 1990 her mother perished from the hands of the father. The aunt
took charge of Oksana and her two sisters and brought them to Ukraine
where she lives. In some short period of time the sisters were sent to the
orphan's home, but Oksana abided with the aunt who treated her badly. In
1994 Oksana found herself in Sumsky orphan's home where she met her
sisters. The girl soon got used to the new environment, the director
became her father and teachers were her family. In the seventh form there
was an accident in which the girl fractured a backbone. More than a year
she spent in hospital and thought she would never be able to walk. But she
got over and she is so grateful to the doctors; now she feels well. In
2002 Oksana became a student of Putyvlsky Pedagogical College named after
Rudnev. Oksana likes to study very much, however she often recollects her
school and misses it.
Nina was born May 28, 1986 in the village of Olekcivka, Holoprystansk region, Kherson Oblast. In 1987, her parents were revoked of their parental rights. As a result, from 1990 to 2004, Nina grew up in the Churupynsk Orphanage for children with physical disabilities. During her studies, Nina took part in art classes where she enjoyed sewing, painting and working with materials from nature. Her artistic works were frequently were displayed in presentations of children's art in Kyiv. Nina is physically disabled. Nina is always ready to help her friends, in her orphanage, she looked after and helped two girls with their daily activities. Since September 2004, Nina has been studying at the Lyhansk Professional College orphanage, specializing in sewing. Since childhood, Nina dreams of becoming a veterinarian and once she completes college, she plans to continue her studies. Every year since 2000, Nina takes part in Help Us Help the Children summer camp in Vorohta, Ukraine.
Angela was born on January 1st, 1984, in the town of Omeljanivna, Nizhnohirs’kyj county, in the Crimean Republic. When Angela was still young, her father died. When her mother’s parental rights were revoked due to her impoverished financial situation, Angela was sent to the Lozovs’k Boarding School in Simferopol, and then later transferred to the Kerchens’k Boarding School. During her schooling, Angela was an active participant in competitions in Ukrainian history, Ukrainian language and literature. In 1999, she entered a Professional Technical School in order to become an artist and a plasterer. In 2002, Angela began her studies towards a managerial diploma from the National Aerospace University named after M. J. Zhukovs’kyj. At the university, Angela is a member of the professional association.
born on July 13th, 1986, in the city Lozova, located in Kharkiv oblast. In 1997,
her stepfather became ill and died. That same year, her mother was declared an
unfit paent due to her immoral behaviour and her inattention towards her
children. After daycare, Liudmyla entered the Lozivs’k Boarding School for
Orphans. When her stepfather became ill, it was feared that Liuda and her sister
Natalia were also ill and so, the two were sent to a sanatorium. Liuda returned
to the Lozivs’k Boarding School for Orphans for the sixth grade. In 2001, after
finishing gr. 9, Liuda was transferred to the Liubotyns’k Boarding School for
Orphans where she studied for the following two years. At school, she enjoyed
working with numbers, which no doubt, impacted her decision to pursue her
studies in economics. In 2003, Liudmyla entered the faculty of Law and Economics
at the Kharkiv Government University of Economics. Liuda is a firm believer in
the idea that in excelling in any professional sphere, one is capable of helping
people. In the future, Liuda plans to prove her beliefs by making a
difference in the world.
Oleh was born in Kyiv, on January 14th, 1982. His mother
abandoned him at the hospital right after giving birth to him. Oleh was then
transferred from Kyiv to Sumy Oblast, where he went through three different
orphanages. After completing the boarding school for orphans, Oleh studied in a
technical school where he received a completed a machine operator course. After
some work experience at a factory, he decided to return back to school in order
to attain a higher education. Thus, in 2002, Oleh entered the Public Security
Department at the University of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the city of
Kharkiv. He now majors in Law. In his free time, Oleh likes working
with computers and reading books on international relations.
NADIA JEMENETS -- SPONSORED
Nadia was born
on August 22nd, in 1983, in the city of Obuhov, in the Kyiv Oblast. When her
parents’ right to her were annulled, Nadia began her stay at various
establishment for orphans around Ukraine. She began her new life in the
children’s home “Voloshka”, located in the city of Bila Tserkva. After her term
there, she was transferred to the Trypil Boarding School. After 9 years of hard
work, Nadia was rewarded with a diploma for excellent studies. Along with
studying, Nadia was also interested in dancing and singing. She also took part
in many different contests. In 2003, friends advised her to enter the Buchansk
Boarding School. Upon graduating from high school, Nadia enrolled at the
Inter-regional Academy of Staff Management. Since 2002, she has been attending
courses in church “Naisvyatishe Sertse Isusa” (“The Saint Heart of Jesus”). She
claims these courses changed her nature for the better. She is very assiduous,
and believes that despite her meager beginnings, she has been able to achieve a
lot in life. She regards herself as the happiest person alive.
Antonina was born on July 16th, 1986, in the city of Horlivka, in Kalinins'kyj
county, located in the Donetsk Oblast. Antonina lived there with her
parents for 6 years. She also studied there at the Borivs'kyj School ?2.
When her father was arrested, and her mother's parental rights revoked, Antonina
entered the Ljubotyns'kyj Boarding School for Orphans. Antonina took part
in the student council, and even directed a section entitled "Discipline and
Order". She also spent a lot of her free time aiding the younger orphans
with their homework. Her favorite subject at school was mathematics.
In 2003, Antonina was accepted at the Faculty of "Economics and Rights" at the
Kharkiv Economic University. Antonina is a well-meaning, responsible and
disciplined young woman.
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