39 results for author: Rodion Yaryy


Humanitarian Aid to Avdiivka

Nova Ukraine, along with a whole Ukranian community of the Bay Area, wants to help thousands of civilians and children in the affected areas. We are in contact with volunteering groups...

GoGlobal & GoCamp

GoGlobal is an initiative of Global Office NGO aimed at promoting language learning and volunteer movement in Ukraine, fostering intercultural dialogue and public diplomacy. Our main mission is initiation and implementation of projects

Surgical Department of Lviv Children’s Hospital

Current equipment used at the hospital is 15 years old, outdated and demands constant refurbishment. Due to the lack...

Summer camp ‘PEREVAL’

Pereval is a youth camp located on the bank of the Desna River. Unlike a typical scout or day camp, Pereval offers children and adolescents a transformational...

A Great Migration: What is the Fate of Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Persons

As a result of the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the loss of control over a part of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, many people in Ukraine were forced to leave their homes and move to other Ukrainian regions.

Free of Charge, But Not for Nothing. What’s Wrong with International Aid to Ukraine

The international assistance to Ukraine is booming. According to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, during the last two years the amount of grants and technical assistance reached almost $1 bn. This is 1.5 times less than what Ukraine had received in 2008-2013. Moreover, since Maidan, international financial organizations have provided $3.5 bn of loans at a tiny interest rate to Ukraine. Is Ukraine using these huge resources effectively? "(Your) country does not need to ask for extra money, as what had been provided before, has not been used," - said recently the head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski. What prevents Ukraine from successfully cooperating with foreign donors?

De-Oligarchization is Central to the Success of Reforms in Ukraine

De-oligarchization, together with corruption and the rule of law, are 3 areas that are central to the success of the reforms and European integration after the Euromaidan revolution. At the same time, while Western governments, academic experts and journalists frequently advise Ukraine to ‘deal with its oligarchs’ they rarely provide clear-cut policy advice to Ukraine’s political leaders and government how to go about this.

Music Camp Kharkiv: Helping Civil Society

Music Camp Kharkiv is a social project, that includes an educational program for local children and a concert of children's choir with the symphonic orchestra in Kharkiv National Opera. During the 6 days of intensive music involvement...

Pro.Svit: Center for Innovative Education

Pro.Svit is a Center for Innovative Education, where we strive to enhance the human potential of Ukrainian society through education reform...

Hugo Spaulding: Reformers Without Borders

Please help pay for his 3 months trip to Odessa to continue the effort, started by Lyuba Shipovich, Natalia Shyrba and Odessa Regional government team. As an RWB Fellow, Hugo will be promoting local small businesses...

Moy gorod: Odesa social crowdfunding platform


Computers For Ukraine

There are more than million of displaced people in Ukraine. They constantly need information about available resources, places to rent, new government regulations and their relatives and friends. They need to learn new skills...

A story of My Acquaintance with Station Kharkiv

Short information: Public Initiative Station Kharkiv was created on June 1, 2014 to provide the necessary assistance to internally displaced people from the East of Ukraine and the Crimea. Originally organized as a booth to provide informational support to displaced people at the railroad station, Station Kharkiv later opened an office on Bluhera Street and started providing humanitarian help as well. The office on Bluhera Street was moved to Krasnooktyabrskaya Street (as a matter of fact, Station Kharkiv lost the office on Bluhera Street to somebody else). While I was writing this story, the office moved to Karla Maksa Street (How come streets in ...

Fundraiser: “Art Night for Ukraine”

At the end of the year, we hosted a fundraiser event called "Art Night for Ukraine". Alyona Owens wrote a nice post on it. Please, click here to read it. After the guests were gone and photographs of Ukrainian revolution were taken off the walls I looked around and felt peace. This was good.       Ever since I moved from Seattle, WA to Salt Lake City, UT I was trying to get in touch with local people who cared about Ukraine and its situation. Only four months later a friend of mine, Marina, contacted me saying she'd be visiting from Kiev and she would bring an art piece she has created during the Revolution of Dignity. Being ...

“Ukrainian Photo Shoot” Fundraiser – February 28th

Photo shoot similar to one Nova Ukraine did couple of months ago

Vasyl Galamai, 27 years old from Lviv

  He was severely wounded on February 20 by a sniper. A bullet went trough his right side crushing pelvic bones, and ended up in the left leg. Vasyl had 3 major surgeries in Kyiv and later was transfers to a military hospital in Prague. He had another surgery and is going through a rehabilitation process now. Doctors are planing to keep him in the hospital until mid-summer 2014. Wishing him speedy recovery and return home to reunite with his family, including his 5-year old daughter Zlata! Knowels family donated $500 to Vasyl through us.

Serhiy Galkin

Originally from Ivano-Frankivsk, a Ukrainian marine who served in the First Feodosia (Crimea) platoon, part of the Ukrainian forces that were the last ones to leave Crimea. Serhiy and his colleagues were captured by the Russian army. After the Russian army officers asked the marines to betray Ukraine and join Russian force, Sergey refused and started to sing Ukraine's National Anthem. He was severely beaten up and is now in a hospital outside of Kyiv with skull injuries. Serhiy's family lost all of their personal items including their home, money and documents. Serhiy and his family - his wife and a 7 years old son - needed help to get him ...

Mykola Rudyk

A marathon runner who participated in many marathons in different parts of the world. His time on a 26.1 mile distance is 2:14! He was on Maidan from the fist week. On February 19, Mykola was shot and the bullet went through his eye and ended up in the skull. Mykola was transferred to Warsaw, Poland , where he had two surgeries. The first one to take the bullet out and the second one to save the eye. Unfortunately he lost his vision on his right eye. Mykola is going through a rehabilitation process at home now and is looking forward to getting back to his job where he helps children with cerebral palsy. We sent to Mykola $700. Our partners ...

Ivan Filipovych

The first picture shows Ivan Filipovych before the tragic events in Kyiv, the second one is of him and his father after he was shot at twice on Maidan. We transferred $500 to help Ivan cover his medical expenses. Ivan went to Maidan five times starting December 1 after students beatings, then again and then enrolled in one of Maidan’s hundreds – to fight for freedom against tyranny of Yanukovych and his government. When he was leaving to Maidan for the last time and his sister was begging him not to go, he replied: "My brothers are being killed there!" On February 19, 2014, of February he came to Kyiv for the last time. The first thing ...