Orphaned and abandoned
children are allowed to live in Ukrainian orphanages from birth until
they reach the age of 18. These children often go to school right at
their orphanages, receiving a sub-standard education and experiencing
little or nothing of the outside world. At age 18 the children “age
out.” In other words, they must leave the orphanage regardless if they
have the ability to live independently in the outside world. In many
cases, this means a child must leave the only world he or she has ever
known, without a home, a family, money or an adequate education.
the Ukrainian government will pay for the tuition cost of additional
schooling, the government does not pay for basic living and educational
expenses. These promising young adults lack the financial support needed
to get into or stay in school. For many gifted and talented orphans,
this means their dreams of a college education, meaningful work and the
ability to support themselves remain only that − dreams. For a
fortunate few, however, UCARE provides a lifeline to help orphans enter
college, giving them the opportunity to succeed in college and in life.
mission of the UCARE, Inc. (Ukrainian Children’s Aid and Relief Effort) is
to assist children living in Ukrainian orphanages. Through its
scholarship program, UCARE supports orphans who go on to college or
trade school, by paying for many of their daily living and school
expenses. For example, UCARE pays for books and school supplies, medical
assistance, clothing and shoes, as well as room and board.
Read what our graduating scholars say about their experience with UCARE.
UCARE would like to thank the US-Ukraine Foundation for letting us use their facilities for our annual meeting with the students, and for all their other help over the years. They have been very generous.
Become a Sponsor
$1000.00 a year, you can sponsor a orphan
attending a University or a Trade School. You will get regular updates
on your student's progress throughout the year. Thank you for your