Hello, my name is Tatiana. And this is my story as a participant in the UAC orphans scholarship program
Tatiana Litvinova, Program Coordinator
Hello, my name is Tatiana. I was born in 1999. I finished the eleventh grade of an orphanage. When I was little I ended up in the children's shelter due to the fact that my mother abused alcohol, and unfortunately I was practically unattended, and my father was not with us. Then from there I moved to the orphanage, and entered first grade. Personally, I can say that my life in the orphanage was not bad, there were many teachers, nurses, cleaning women, nanny, and cooks, who gave us their kindness and educated us as best they could.
I am very grateful to them for that. But I have grown up, and it's time to go out into adulthood. At first thought, it's scary, because it is not clear how it will all be. And then Clara came into my life, I became a UAC student in the summer before entering a medical school, the organization paid for courses in preparing for exams in biology and Ukrainian dictation, and to everyone who needed it in order to enter wherever they wanted.
The organization has already helped graduates who graduated from grade 11 in 1998. UAC existed for only the second year, but therefore I did not immediately enter the medical university, I was not sure that someone would help us for so long, as much as 6 years, but two and a half years, I will definitely hold out even if they do not help, it is difficult but possible, there were more chances of becoming a nurse than a doctor.
But to my great happiness, the organization helps students to this day and even expanded its assistance for people who moved to us in Odessa from the Donbass due to the hostilities.
Thanks to the organization, we could afford training, full-fledged medical care and even a dentist. The organization still has a full-time doctor who can be contacted when problems arise or simply questions about health. I have a real example of how UAC supports, when I was a student, one of our students needed long-term treatment.
I have a real example of how UAC supports, when I was a student, one of our students needed long-term treatment. She was diagnosed with tuberculosis, she was treated for many years and, thank God, was cured. She managed to graduate from her university and now she is a judge.
We have many graduates from our orphanage, who became lawyers, sailors, doctors, nurses, cooks, teachers, psychologists, seamstresses, electricians, plumbers, welders, even there is an ichthyologist.
But without the support of the organization, many of them might not get a profession. They would live their lives in chaos, and could destroy their lives, I am glad that such an organization exists, and children who are left without parents or in difficult life situations have a chance to get the opportunity to arrange their lives, and be practically on equal terms with children from prosperous families.
They have the opportunity to create their own prosperous family. I and my husband Dmitry, who is my classmate, who was also a member of the organization, have already created my own prosperous happy family, thank you Clara!
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