June, 2013 Success Story of the Month: Ruslan Oleynik
Ruslan Oleynik is a 6th year student at Odessa Building Academy (hydroengineering major) and also a member of the UAC Orphaned Teen Scholarship Program. For the past five years, Ruslan has been working according to his engineering specialty at a company called "Transinvetservice." In addition, he has gained practical work experience by helping UAC's construction team with projects at local orphanages. Ruslan's professional achievements make him our June success story of the month!
UAC's Orphaned Teen Scholarship Program
The economic reality faced by a 17 year old being released from an orphanage is bleak. What do they do? Without help, the scenario is scary. Options include prostitution, crime, drug abuse and suicide. With no family or stable support system, they have little hope. Our Scholarship Program is designed to prepare the teenage orphans for higher education and life management in the outside world. Learn how you can sponsor a teen today!
UAC Ukraine helps break down barriers for disabled young people in Odessa through our Orphaned Teen Scholarship Program!
For more information about Scholarship Program students with special needs, please click here. These young people are truly inspiring!
Clara Pascal, founder and director of UAC's Ukraine Program, with Katya Borodina, a third year Scholarship Program student and a graduate of Orphanage #7 (for children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities).
Watch a quick video to learn more about what we do: