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January 28th, 2024
My education
Life Skills Trainings have begun for orphanage teenagers of the Ternopil region, most of whom will be released into independent life this summer. How and what they learn today will have an impact on their tomorrow.
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December 22th, 2023
GoCampaign is changing the lives of young people today
The first stage of the project to support young people who have come out of care has come to an end. Thanks to the financial support of GoCampaign, from October to December, young people met with experts to to discuss issues that concern them in independent life:
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December 18, 2023
We distinguish between the concept of skills and abilities
Thanks to the support of Jonathan Pylypov, 12 high school students aged 13+ from orphanages in the city of Ternopil, the village of Nove Selo and the city of Berezhan had another opportunity to learn new and interesting things this year.
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November 27th, 2023
Stress and it control
Everyone experiences stress, especially now because of the war martial law in Ukraine.
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November 14th, 2023
Team building and time management
During the weekend, November 10-12, our teenagers once again mastered the necessary skills and knowledge from the basics of independent life. This time, Maksym Grigoriev plunged them into the world of Leadership, Team Building and Management. His important and practical advice to future graduates plays an important role in the independent life of young people.
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November 6th, 2023
My Health
This weekend, thanks to your donations, 13 high school students (13-17 years old) from Ternopil, Berezhan and Novy Selo orphanages continued to acquire and develop self-reliance skills under the annual program of the foundation "On the threshold of independent life" #onthethresholdofindependentlife
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October 16th, 2023
Learning and understanding personal financial management
The first training workshop "Financial Literacy" was held in Ternopil for 11 high school students from care institutions in Berezhany, Nove Selo and Ternopil.
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September 4th, 2023
Today is the first day of school
The universities of Lviv, Kyiv and Ternopil have been replenished with our graduates.
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August 28th, 2023
We support our care leavers 2023
Summer vacation is over. For some, it was a time of rest, and for 9 graduates of care institutions of the Ternopil region, it was a moment of determination with the future educational institution after leaving the school, which replaced their home for many years.
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June 26th, 2023
Summer vacation at the charity house 2023
Despite the daily talk about the war and sirens, the children had the opportunity to relax, to talk about the important things in life, and to enjoy their summer vacation.
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May 29th, 2023
Gaining experience of independence
Finding information about different jobs in the city of Ternopil. Skills needed and monthly salary for each job, were required during the quest. The Scientific Picnic of Ternopil, Work in our greenhouse - all these were completed by 11 participants of our annual program "On the threshold of independent life" this weekend.
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May 5th, 2023
Real world beyond the institution
Socialization of orphanage children is one of the priorities of the team of the Orphans’ Future Foundation. Eleven teens of Berezhny Lyceum and Ternopil Orphanage spent a weekend of independence. This time, the children acquired skills in writing a resume, its content, including participation in public life, as well as job search tools. The students practiced telling about themselves in 2 minutes during the interview in the "elevator". In addition to an important lesson under the guidance of Iryna Yaremchuk, the children had the opportunity to create patriotic keychains in the Dyvotvorchyky Studio. Thank you Olia for an interesting workshop for our children.
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April 2, 2023
Preparing orphans for independent living
Eleven high school students, aged 14-16, from the Berezhany Lyceum and the Ternopil Orphanage spent the week long spring vacation experiencing ordinary life away from an institution.
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March 6, 2023
Learning to set goals and move towards a dream
The children left feedback about their stay at Orphans Future Center last weekend:
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February 13, 2023
Life Skills training program
A male paratrooper landed at the foundation's base last weekend. The twelve teenagers aged 14-17, from Berezhny and Ternopil care institutions, took part in the Life Skills Program "On the threshold of independent life". This Program has been implemented by our foundation annually since 2012, and its purpose is to give children of care institutions a sense of independence to real life, as well as to increase the level of necessary skills.
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December 5th, 2022
Life Skills for orphans on finance management
"Intimately about finances" by Oleksandr Sokhatskyi - Financial advisor, children learned to rationally manage their finances in the game "Life capital". During the game, children plunged into the realities of life in finance and professions. They began to understand about loans, deposits, partnership, investment, 10% as a "safety cushion" from earnings and savings. Even in a difficult moment, you can find a way out if you earn, distribute and spend. And this should be learned from childhood.
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November 14, 2022
Selfeducation and Job Seeking Skills
These photo moments are from the busy days of teenagers of the Berezhany Lyceum Orphanage Boarding School, which were organized last weekend.
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30 October 2022
Socialization of orphans of state-care institutions
Pupils of the Berezhany boarding school returned to their school, and the memories remained in these photos. The three-day visit was full of interesting events prepared by volunteers and trainers of the "Future of Orphans" charitable foundation.
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31 August 2020
“A Bag of Support for an Orphanage’ Graduate 2020”
The fifteen orphanage graduates ages 16-17 years old from six boarding orphanage schools of Ternopil region received needed household items during the meeting which was organized on August 29th, 2020 at the Orphans' Future Foundation Resource Center which is located in Ternopil city area.
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02 November 2019
Time Management
We continue to help teens feel the "rhythms" of independence outside of residential care. ‘I realized that I should allocate time so that everything was in order. I shouldn’t sign up everywhere, and then I would not have time’, ‘I should properly allocate my time for important and unimportant things’. Such a feedback we received on November 2, after the third workshop on time management for 12 teenagers who are brought up in boarding schools of Ternopil region (Nove Selo, Berezhany, Ternopil orphan home³), within the framework of the annual Program ‘Around the turn of independent living’.
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28 October 2019
Financial Literacy
‘I have learned about product prices’, ‘I have learned how to spend money in a proper way’, ‘I’ve realized that I do not need to spend all the money at once, but gradually’. These are the feedbacks from students of grades 8-11 of Ternopil orphan homes who participated in the second workshop of the series of workshops conducted within the framework of the program ‘Around the turn of independent living’ on financial literacy that took place this autumn. Teens have learned to make and plan a personal budget, with some income and a rational use of it in the present and in the future. Thanks to speakers, Iryna Vakaliuk, Liza Obleshchak, Iryna Bodnar, Tamara Morozovych, this hands-on workshop helped teens find out how to manage their money effectively during the lifetime.
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19 October 2019
The Independent Me
With the beginning of the school year, our annual program ‘Around the turn of independent living’ for 16 high school students of 8-11 grades Berezhany and Novosilka boarding schools and Ternopil orphanage began. The first workshop ‘The Independent Me’ was held at the premises of the Information and Resource Center for Orphans on October 19, 2019 and the speakers were: Iryna Vakaliuk, a psychologist and program director of the Foundation, together with TNPU students Tamara Morozovych, Liza Obleshchak and Iryna Bodnar majoring in Social Work , as well as the representatives of the Foundation: Volodymyr Yavorskyi and Andriy Nazarenko who shared their life experiences.
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