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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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