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"Our mission is to assist in the reformation of Ukraine consistent with European standards, as well as to introduce democratic values and develop civil society in Ukraine."

From the Statute of
the Center for European Initiatives

05.05.11 16:02

Program on Volunteerism

By: Інна Битюк

On March 29, 2011, a program on volunteerism was held in the Sumy Oblast Scientific Library for the school children of Sumy. The students saw the film “Come! See! Help!” which featured young people from Ukraine, Czech Republic, Georgia and Germany engaged as volunteers in international projects

Volunteers with the NGO Centre for European Initiatives (CEI) shared with the students the rewards of being a volunteer and what specific steps they could take to also enjoy the experience. The students were very responsive to the topic and asked many questions.

The participants had the opportunity to speak with a volunteer from Poland, Michal Kushnirovichem. He explained to them what prompted him to become a volunteer and answered questions about what he enjoys most about working and living in Ukraine and Sumy.

Such meetings are planned to become a traditional part of CEI programming.