Sponsor an Orphan Student-
Help Us Help The Children (HUHTC) Scholarship Program




If you adopted from Ukraine have you ever wondered what might have happened to our son or daughter if they had remained in the orphanage system? Orphans are released at age 16 or 17, and are left to fend for themselves.  With no family, skills or financial means it is inevitable that these children either become victims of crime or turn to crime to survive. 


“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today.  Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”—Author unknown


The HUHTC scholarship program is aimed at helping orphans receive a higher education at post-secondary institutions in Ukraine.  For $80 a month (or $1000 per year) you can sponsor one of the orphans below and save an orphan from the streets.  Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis and cover the student's tuition, room and board, books, clothing and allowance.

You can sponsor an orphan online on the Life2Orphans website using your credit card - simply donate $80 a month for a period of 12 months.

Life2Orphans Inc. a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the US, tax ID #20-5820570. Your entire donation is tax deductible.


If you are sponsoring a college student through the HUHTC scholarship project you are welcome to send the children boxes as well.

Please address them to Alla, our local volunteer and label them with the name of your sponsored child.  The boxes will be delivered by Alla to the kids. 
Alla Galych
Ukraine, 04212
Kiev
13-B Malinovskogo St.  Apt.  53

Алла Галич
Украина, 04212
Киев
ул.Малиновского 13Б, кв.  53

 

For further information, contact questions@life2orphans.org


Click Here To View Photos from the HUHTC Meeting, March 2005
 
ANDRIY HAYDUK

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. 
 
MAKSYM DOVHALYUK

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. 
 

ALEXANDER JEVSEJEV

Student of National Academy of the State Tax Service of Ukraine
Term of study: 2003 - 2007
 

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. 
 

VYACHESLAV KASATKIN

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. 
 
RUSLAN KASATKIN

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.
 
SERHIY KASATKIN

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.
 

VOLODYMYR KOSHOVENKO

Kyiv National University of Culture and Art
Term of study: 2004 - 2009

Volodymyr was 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.
 

RUSLAN KOSHOVENKO

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.
 
ANZHELIKA LESHKOVYCH

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

Berezivs’ky Professional Agrarian Lyceum
Term of study: 2004 - 2007


anna was born on May 26, 1986 in the town of Illichivs’k in Odessa Oblast (Region).  There were many children in Hanna’s family, and parents were not capable to support them all.  In 1994, Hanna and three of her brothers were placed with the Kotovs’ky Boarding School.  Hanna regarded her studies with due diligence, worked hard, since she understood that her life depended on her own efforts.  The award for good performance was her tour to the camp for children and youth “Artek” (Crimea).  Within short period of time she was invited to the “Pryyteli Ditey” summer camp (Vorokhta, Carpathians).  After it, she studied still better to get another opportunity to go to the Carpathians.  She was active at social life in the school, was a leader of her form and school, and participated in various contests.  Upon graduation from the school, she wanted to enter the Dnipropetrovs’ky Technical School for Technology and Economics, but failed in Ukrainian.  Now, Hanna is a student of the Berezivs’ky Professional Agrarian Lyceum and dreams to get good quality education.
 

NATALIYA MAKSYMCHUK

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.
 
ANASTASIYA MOROZOVA

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

Lvivs’ky College of Economics and Tourism, Correspondence Course.
Term of study: 2006 - 2011

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.
 

OLEKSANDR PANCHENKO -- SPONSORED

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 SEMENENKO 

National 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.
 

LYUDMYLA SLEPCHENKO

Inter-Rigional Academy of Personnel Management, Institute of Economics and Finance
Term of study: 2005 - 2010

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 year student.

* Currently, graduates in Ukraine that have only high grades at school (of secondary level – high school in Canada and the U.S.) are awarded a special gold medal that serve distinction mark and sometimes facilitates in entering the higher educational establishment.
 

SERHIY SOROKIN

Odes’ky Land Forces Institute decorated Order of Lenin, Reconnaissance Department
Term of study: 2004 - 2009


Serhiy was born on March 26, 1985 in the town of Shostka in Sumy Oblast (Region).  In 1993, he was placed with the Shostkins’ky Boarding School due to a difficult situation in his family.  In 1994, Serhiy’s father passed away in the city of Donetsk, within a year his mother was sent into jail, and the boy lost any track of her.  In 1997, Seriy’s sister Nadiya dissappeared, and until later, he learnt that now she lives in Vinnytsia Oblast (Region).  The same year, due to absence of any relatives, Serhiy was placed with the Sums’ky Boarding School.  Here he became a practicing believer in God.  At school, he played in school brass band and practiced in tourism.  In 2000, Serhiy entered the Kyiv’sky Military Lyceum named after I.Bohun where he studies till 2004.  At the lyceum he spent much time practicing various sports: free-style wrestling, ping-pong, track and field (athletics).  His personal achievement that he is proud of is his participation in the military parade dedicated to the 12th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence.  In 2004, Serhiy continued his studies having entered the Odes’ky Land Forces Institute decorated Order of Lenin, Reconnaissance Department where he studies now.  He has got junior sergeant (lance-sergeant) rank.

Serhiy like 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.
 

OLHA SHOMAN

National Academy of the State Tax Service of Ukraine, Finance Department
Term of study: 2004 - 2008


Olha was born on September 07, 1984 in the vilalge of Khotivlya of Horodnynas’ky District in Chernihiv Oblast (Region).  When the family lived a regular life, from 1991 to 1998, Olha studied at the Khotivlivs’ky village school.  The parents were unemployed and had amoral lifestyle, from time to time they forced their children – Olha and her younger brother Leonid – steal their neighbors’ belongings.  Fnally, the parents were deprived of their parental rights, and in two years the father passed away.  Olha was placed with thr Krasnohutisc’ky Boarding School, where she stayed toll 2001.  From 2001 to 2003, she studies to get the profession of the pastry-cook at the Professional Agrarian Lyceum in the town of Sosnytsya in Chernihiv Oblast (Region).  For one year, she had worked at restaurants in Kyiv.

Since 2004, Olha is a student of the National Academy of the State Tax Service of Ukraine at the Finance Department.  She has always like to study and go in for sports.  While at school, she trained in athletics, chess, and tennis.  At the academy, she attends groups of various scientific subjects, participates in the trade union activity. 
 

HALYNA SHCHERBATYUK

Ivano-Frankiv’sky College of Physical Training
Term of study: 2005 - 2007.


Halyna was born on March 31, 1987 in the village of Sadzhavka of Nadvirnians’ky District in Ivano-Frankivs’k Oblast (Region).  Halyna’s mother was deprived of her parental rights.  Until the age of 3, Halyna lived at an orphanage for young children, and in 1990, she was transferred to the Ivano-Frankivs’ky Boarding School.  Halyna excelled in her studies, could easily find a common language with the people around, always helped her friends.  When she was at the 8th from, Halyna started playing football (soccer).  She played for the “Spartak” women’s football team in the highest Ukrainian league.  In 2005, she entered the Ivano-Frankiv’sky College of Physical Training.  Halyna wants to get the higher education, start her own business, and help orphans whose life is familiar to her through her own experience. 
 

RUSLAN SAFRONOV -- SPONSORED

Informational Technologies and Land Surveying College at the National Aviation University
Term of study: 2005 - 2007

 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. 
 
NATALIA TKACHENKO -- SPONSORED

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.
 

KATHERINA KABANOVA

National State Tax Service Academy of Ukraine
Term of study: 2001 - 2006

Katherina 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 

 

Oksana 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 TARASHENKO -- SPONSORED

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 KASATKINA

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. 

LUIDMYLA ZYKINA
 

Liudmyla was 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 KOVALENKO

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 DOD -- SPONSORED
 

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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