Hi! My name is Kalyna White and I am a junior in high school. I am here to raise money to build computer labs for underprivileged orphans and children in Ukraine. LABUkraine's mission is to improve the lives of children in orphanages and underpriviledged areas to provide them with a bright future and to support Ukraine's rapidly developing technology sector.
There are over 100,000 orphans in Ukraine with only 500 orphanages. According to atwakids.org, 60% of the girls who age out of these orphanages become prostitutes and 70% of the boys become criminals. With no future in sight, it is difficult for these children to have hope.
LABUkraine seeks to provide this hope by giving them the tools and instruction necessary to lead successful productive lives.
Ukraine has been moving painstakingly slowly to the West but has been met with numerous barriers. From the denial of participation in NATO to the recent invasion of Crimea by Russia, to the Orange Revolution, Ukraine has been rocked with political and social upheaval. Nonetheless, Ukraine’s technology sector has been growing at an exponential rate, and jobs are being created. LABUkraine believes in making the Ukrainian orphans lives better by connecting them with technology and STEM careers so that they have the education to obtain sustainable careers in a growing sector of the Ukrainian economy.
LABUkraine has already secured 14 computers and at least 4 volunteers willing to spend the time to build these labs.
Your donation pays for:
>Supplies like cables, desks, carpets and any other essential items needed to make the computer lab habitable and pleasant;
>Software and educational games;
>Travel and lodging for our volunteers;
>Other needs of the children.
What do you get in return?
>We will add your name to our website as a donor
>We will sign you up for our newsletter updating you on our progress
>We will introduce you to the orphans and students we help through LABUkraine
We also accept in-kind donations. Please visit our website: www.LabUkraine.org
to learn more and contact us with your suggested donation.
Thank you for your support of STEM and LABUkraine.