Teaching Ukrainian Orphans! (Firefly Ukraine)

[pink]Written by Larisa Enikeeva, Firefly Project Manager[/pink]

Here is a little update from us: we started teaching English daily to a small group of 4 girls (Nastya, 14, Olya, 13, Oksana, 15 and Anna, 17) who learn from LR and some other materials we have. Even though they are older, LR is a good program for them to learn new vocabulary and reading. So attached are pictures of Maria, one of our teachers and Firefly volunteers, teaching the girls at our house. They live close by and come from a poor family with only a grandma taking care of them as they mom passed away and their dad ran away.

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We are currently setting up a foundation to help Ukrainian orphans find decent employment. It’s a very needed project and we are getting very good reactions from everyone. Our partners on this project are International 5-star hotel chains. So we will train our kids (18 and up) in hospitality and customer service big part of which is learning English. We will also be using Little Reader even with older teens for this specific program.