How we made our first charity case.
The UAC organization, has been in existence for more than 20 years. During that time, our scholarship program has helped more than 3,500 orphaned children.
We'll tell you about our philanthropic case study for high school graduates and orphans entering higher education.
This program was founded by Clara Pascal back in 1997, when she came to Ukraine and met a lot of orphans who did not have parental care. As she had predicted, the greatest challenges in the life of an orphan begin as soon as they leave school and enter adulthood.
UACs charity case is that our students who are accepted into the organization (usually orphans, displaced children with special needs) are 10-11 graders who are already preparing to enter an educational institution.
The organization pays for medical care, medicines, career guidance courses and foreign language courses. Usually this period in adolescents is associated with difficulties, they may fall under the bad influence of their elders.
Thanks to our organization these children don't find themselves alone in the most responsible moment of their life, through our coordinators they can solve any problems in life.
When our students enroll in college, they begin to receive a $50 monthly stipend, which they can spend on housing or food.
No money is given until the student is 18 years old and the coordinator is responsible for all of their needs.
It is good practice because it ensures that we cannot be accused of spending the money on cigarettes or alcohol.
We keep an accurate record of each student's academic performance and each student is expected to do well in school and pass their exams on time.
In case of poor performance or long absences without a valid reason students are warned that they can be expelled from the organization. If a student receives three warnings, he/she can be expelled by the Executive Director.
Our students may receive not only $50 in scholarship money, but may also receive targeted assistance from their own sponsors, i.e. people who have decided to help that child.
For example, it could be money to buy a laptop, or to buy shoes or a jacket. Our coordinators will check how the money was spent, and the student will write a thank you letter to the sponsor with pictures of what he or she bought.
It is amazing how even a little help for a poor orphan child can give him a lot of hope that he will not be abandoned.You can contact our managers to find out how you can target a child orphan in Ukraine.
This charity case, is designed for both small charities that help orphans, and can be used as part of a larger program of care for children without parental care.
Our next charity case is to help children with disabilities who are internally displaced from eastern Ukraine.
These children usually have one parent, often the mother, but these children have very limited physical abilities. Some of them have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy or other chronic diseases.
Since the occupation of parts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts by Russian hybrid troops, most of the displaced have flocked to the territory of Odessa oblast as well as the city of Odessa.
The authorities of the city and the region are solving the problem of resettlement of refugees and our organization is trying to help them.
Our organization is small, we can not cover the number of refugees who live in Odessa, so we had to choose the most vulnerable.
If you want to help the refugees from the East of Ukraine or from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, you can contact our managers, together we will discuss what help is needed at the moment.
Another charity case - mileage for charity, is very interesting, it shows the tendency of the modern society to the healthy way of life.
You can be a donor to any of the charities on the list by just walking or running a few miles a day.
We have contacted charity miles, asking if our organization could be added to the list of sponsored organizations, but at this time it has not yet been decided.
To use the mileage for charity case, you need to download the charity miles app from the play market (android) or app store (ios), register and select an organization from the list for donate.
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