Archive for June, 2009

What a great group of Scholarship students we have!

This photo was taken at the last Scholarship Program meeting.

This photo was taken at the last Scholarship Program meeting.

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Friday, June 26th, 2009 Uncategorized 4 Comments

THANK YOU Mount Ida College Dental Hygiene Program!

The Dental Hygiene Program at Mount Ida College recently donated over 100 dental “care packages” to UAC!  Each care package contained a toothbursh, toothpaste, dental hygiene workbook, and a cute Beanie Baby– all sure to put a smile on the kid’s faces in Odessa!  The items have already been shipped to Odessa, so check back soon for pictures of the children receiving the packages from Mount Ida.  Thanks again, Mount Ida, for helping keep our children’s teeth clean and for making them smile!  :-)

The Dental Hygiene Program staff and students helped prepare the donations.

The Dental Hygiene Program staff and students helped prepare the donations.

Much needed toothbrushes and toothpaste for the children in Odessa!

Much needed toothbrushes and toothpaste for the children in Odessa!

A dental hygiene student helps pack the dental care packages!

A dental hygiene student helps pack the dental care packages!

Mount Ida sent several large boxes filled with donations!

Mount Ida sent several large boxes filled with donations!

Monday, June 22nd, 2009 Uncategorized 6 Comments

UAC provides much needed new shoes for the children at Lastochka TB

Throughout all of our institutions, new shoes are badly needed on a regular basis.  UAC was recently able to purchase new shoes for the children at Lastochka TB.  If you would like to help purchase new shoes for children at any of our other institutions, please let us know!  E-mail: UAC_Ukraine@yahoo.com

the children's shoes were so worn out that they had holes in the bottom

The children's shoes were so worn out that they had holes in the bottoms.

Luda helps the younger children find the right size.

Luda helps the younger children find the right size.

Luda helps the younger children find the right size.

Something as simple as a new pair of shoes makes the children smile!

Something as simple as a new pair of shoes makes the children smile!

Monday, June 22nd, 2009 Uncategorized 6 Comments

EXCITING NEWS! Scholarship Program has 18 students graduating from university or vocational school!

We have some great news to share!  The UAC Orphaned Teen Scholarship Program has 18 students that will be graduating from university or vocational school over the next month or so.  This is quite an accomplishment for these young people and we are all very proud of them!  We’d like to give a great big “thank you” to all of the faithful sponsors who helped put these determined students on the path to a bright future!

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!

1) Lubov Mokhova— Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies

2) Karina Peregudova Technical School #20

3) Olga Boncheva– Odessa Professional School #35 Hair Dresser’s Department

4) Anna Slavova—Odessa Basic Medical School

5) Alexander Zykov Technical School of Communication Service #31

6) Misha Pozhar—Odessa Maritime School of Fish Industry

7) Vyacheslav Levchenko– Odessa Professional High Vocational School of Maritime Tourist Service #26 (Chef School #26)

8) Yaroslav Kramarenko— Odessa College of Food Technologies

9) Fabio Pereiro– Odessa Maritime School of Fish Industry

10) Konstantin Katyshevtsev– Odessa Technical Maritime School by Marinesko

11) Ruslan Otyan– Odessa Professional High Vocational School of Maritime Tourist Service #26 (Chef School #26)

12) Arthur Neizvestny Technical School of Communication Service #31

13) Elena Grinik — Odessa Professional High Vocational School of Maritime Tourist Service #26

14) Alexey Speransky— Odessa College of Food Technologies

15) Maxim Atamenko — Odessa Technical Maritime School by Marinesko

16) Ruslan Lugovoy— Odessa Professional School #35 Hair Dresser’s Department

17) Andrey Britousov— Odessa Railway School #30

18) Sergey Shevchenko Odessa Polytechnic University

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009 Uncategorized 5 Comments

UAC-Ukraine to be represented at Helping Hands’ event on June 25th and 26th!

June event poster– CLICK HERE!

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 Uncategorized No Comments

Recent happenings in Odessa!

One Monday June 1st, children and staff celebrated Children’s Day (День захисту дітей, literally “day of child’s protection”)

Children's Day celebrations at Orphanage #3

Children's Day celebrations at Orphanage #3

Song and dance for Children's Day!

Song and dance for Children's Day!

The boys at Fontaka take pride in their greenhouse!  They are currently growing cucumbers and other veggies, all of which are used in their meals.

On Monday May 25th, loyal volunteer John Nickleach and the UAC staff held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new stairs at Orphanage #34.  Igor and his team did a great job!

John Nickleach cuts the ribbon and opens the new stairs!

John Nickleach cuts the ribbon and opens the new stairs!

Monday, June 8th, 2009 Uncategorized 9 Comments

Project Stretch visits Odessa!

Last week Project Stretch dental volunteers Dr. Brookes, Joyce and Elina visited UAC’s institutions in Odessa for the first time!  The team (1 dentist and 2 hygienists) gave dental hygiene lessons to many children in several different orphanages and shelters.  Read on to learn more about the important work they did while in Odessa…

Friday, May 22: Dental hygiene lessons for the children at the Orphanage for the Blind

Dr. Ned brookes (and his dental puppet!)

Dr. Ned brookes (and his dental puppet!)

Elina speaks to the children about how she came to the U.S. from Ukraine when she was 5 years old

Elina speaks to the children about how she came to the U.S. from Ukraine when she was 5 years old

Monday, May 25: Meeting with Dr. Anatoly Gulyuk and visit to the Stomatological Institute

UAC's Luda Serbina, volunteers Elina, Joyce and Dr. Brookes, along with Dr. Anatoly Gulyuk

UAC's Luda Serbina, Elina, Joyce and Dr. Brookes, along with Dr. Anatoly Gulyuk

Tour of the Stomatological Institute

Tour of the Stomatological Institute

Monday, May 25: Dental hygiene lessons at the shelter

Elina speaks to the children at the shelter

Elina speaks to the children at the shelter

The children enjoy dental lessons with stuffed animal demonstrations!

The children enjoy dental lessons with stuffed animal demonstrations!

Project Stretch created dental lessons suitable for even the youngest children!

Project Stretch created dental lessons suitable for even the youngest children!

Elina, Joyce, and Dr. Brookes spend time with the children at the shelter

Elina, Joyce, and Dr. Brookes spend time with the children at the shelter

Tuesday, May 26: The Project Stretch dental team sits in on a dental operation performed by Dr. Gulyuk at the Stomatological Institute.  In the afternoon, they visited and taught dental hygiene lessons at Orphanage #5.

Wednesday, May 27: Visit to Dr. Gulyuk’s private dental clinic

Dr. Brookes, Dr. Gulyuk, Joyce & Elina

Dr. Brookes, Dr. Gulyuk, Joyce & Elina

Joyce and Elina demonstrate their cleaning skills

Joyce and Elina demonstrate their cleaning skills

Dr. Ned Brookes

Dr. Ned Brookes

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Dr. Brookes makes the patient smile! :-)

Wednesday, May 27: Dental hygiene presentations at Orphanage #7

children receive new toothbrushes from Project Stretch

children receive new toothbrushes from Project Stretch

Dr. Brookes hands out toothbrushes to the children at Orphanage #7

Dr. Brookes hands out toothbrushes to the children at Orphanage #7

The children seem to enjoy Elina's creative teaching style!

The children seem to enjoy Elina's creative teaching style!

Joyce spends quality time with a girl at Orphanage #7

Joyce spends quality time with a girl at Orphanage #7

A great big THANK YOU to Project Stretch volunteers Joyce, Elina, and Dr. Brookes for promoting good dental health to our children in Odessa!

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Monday, June 1st, 2009 Uncategorized 7 Comments