On September 16, 2015 the Project Manager for Eastern Europe at the Global Fund for Children (USA) - Mr. Joseph Bednaryk visited Ternopil to meet with Orphans’ Future team and its partners. That day together with Andriy Nazarenko, Iryna Vakaliuk, Vasiliy Hrynkiv and Volodymyr Yavorskyy, the staff of Orphans’ Future, Mr. Bednaryk visited two orphanages in Ternopil and Nove Selo. Visitors learned about the current situation of the children and the condition of orphanages in which they live. The children and administration of the orphanages showed the guests the projects they are working on to improve the living conditions of the children and what problems they face at orphanages.
Afterwards Mr. Bednaryk had a meeting with Mrs. Natalia Moravska, the representative of the Department of Education and Science at Ternopil Regional State Administration. During the meeting the participants discussed the problems of orphans and boarding schools in Ternopil area. Natalia Moravska introduced several proposals of educational projects and hoped to find support for them in near future.
In the evening there was a constructive discussion with the board and volunteers of the Orphans’ Future organization at the Information Resource Center for orphans which is operated through support from World Orphan Project. During the discussion, the participants identified clear criterias for organizational and financial management of the organization, how to better implement ideas and projects into reality and asked for additional training they need to continue to be successful in the future in providing services for orphans.
Also, the work of the Orphans' Future organization was recognized by the news that two of our volunteers, Iryna Vakaliuk and Volodya Yavorskiy, received awards and traditional souvenirs from the Mayor of Ternopil City, Mr. Sergiy Nadal, for their participation and contributions to life in Ternopil City. We congratulate them for their tireless efforts to improve the lives of the orphans of the Ternopil Region and wish all our team further success and prosperity.