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Breaking Barriers at the Ukrainian Institute of Art in NYC

Posted by Oksana Khariv

Our event Tila: Breaking Barriers that took place in NYC on May 14th was a success! Through Education Breaks Barriers project, we provide disadvantaged children with quality education to develop their potential and break barriers in order to succeed in life.

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors – Ukrainian Institute of America, Eva Anna Brandys with the Lakewood Concervatory of Fine Arts, Korchma Taras Bulba, and Planet Now – for making this event happen.

 

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Concert of Muses

Posted by Oksana Khariv

Yulia Luky speaks about our work at the Concert of Muses. Special thanks to everyone who came out to Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts to support our projects committed to helping children in Ukraine.

Photography by Trevor Korbin

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“RaDity” – Creativity at a Summer Camp

Posted by Oksana Khariv

Passion and ideals of many volunteers in Ukraine are overwhelming. Completely pro-bono, they established camp RaDity for kids whose fathers either died in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine or were serving there. RaDity means to enjoy in Ukrainian. And during 2 summer months kids from the entire Ukraine enjoyed the welcoming environment of a tiny village Nedilna.

They lived in tents, learned new skills through different activities, and built life-long friendships. Volunteers looked after kids, cooked meals; physiologists weaved in special exercises into kids’ daily activities and through art, music and dance helped them deal with the trauma.

We visited RaDity, located at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains in Nedilna, on its last day – kids were playing a game (similar to Scavenger hunt). Organized, happy and creative. Volunteers, dressed in home-made costumes only added more magic to this incredible environment.

 

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June Fundraiser a Success!

Posted by Oksana Khariv

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11181732_730060310437461_1668120970393597338_nSpecial thanks to everyone who came out to Kraftsmen Baking on Saturday to support our first ever fundraiser and launch party. We were overwhelmed with the support and are pleased to announce that, with many generous donations, we raised over $2,000!

If you weren’t able to attend, you can still get involved!