Meet Oskana. Now 25, Oskana has faced many trial and tribulations in here life. When she was 3 years old when she lost her mother, who died of tuberculosis. A few years later her father also died. She was placed in orphanage in Vinogradovo. Then she moved to an internat in Perechyn. She left the internat when she graduated from Year 9.
In 2006 she joined a program in the Technical School in Mukachevo, because she had nowhere to live and the School had a dormitory.
In 2007 Oksana discovered that she has hepatitis B. The difficult fight for her health began. Now Oksana feels good. In 2007 Oksana left the School and went to live with one of our foster families.
In 2009 she enrolled into Mukachevo State Pedagogical University and successfully graduated from it in 2014. Her occupation is a kindergarten teacher. She now works in our program at New Beginning as a teacher in a community project for families who are in difficult life circumstances.
ChildAid is in the process of building an extension to one of our Ukrainian properties to house more young people like Oskana. She has shown how much someone can achieve in the face of adversity as long as there is someone there to support you. Everyone needs support and ChildAid can only provide the support to the young and vulnerable people of Eastern Ukraine because of the support we receive from our amazing supporters.
Housing is a major issue for many graduates. This year Oksana will be leaving the foster home. She is looking forward to when we finish a new home for girls like her.
You can support the build of this extension and other further projects via - http://bit.ly/18bCwjE