The 'EmbraceMe' Foundation aims to improve quality of education and healthcare for children and adults in Ukraine.
The EmbraceMe Foundation was established in late 2016 by Olga Aleksandrova and Elena Tsap with a purpose of supporting schools and Children’s Hospitals across Ukraine.
The current condition of many state hospitals and schools is quite poor with so many in need of basic support. Which at the moment comes from either private sponsors, various charitable organisations or in most cases being self-funded by parents at schools and patients in hospitals.
While our aim is to improve the quality of life for many children and adults by enhancing their education and healthcare, EmbraceMe Foundation is also extremely keen to support Ukraine's local producers and businesses. We are planning to achieve this by ordering items required for our projects created and manufactured in Ukraine, where possible. This is a very important aspect to us and we believe by supporting local producers we will further boost Ukraine's economy and contribute to its continuous growth and prosperity.
Schools. After the process of evaluating which schools require our help and what their needs are, our initial focus shifted towards school equipment such as:
Projectors and projector screens
Laptops to operate projectors
Reading materials including books in English for school libraries, etc.
Playgrounds - We are having ongoing discussions with a few schools on various ways to improve their playground areas and gyms for both primary and secondary schools.
Hospitals. We’ve identified a few areas where our foundation will have an immediate impact and result in various improvements to its patients. Items such as new hospital beds, bedside tables, mattresses, operational tables, ECG units and accessories, emergency equipment and supplies, laboratory diagnostic equipment, examination tables, wheelchairs, crutches, bandages, syringes etc.
We believe no one should be expected to pay for most of these items and have a decent bed to sleep on when hospitalised.
Our team is working on a new project for 2019 “EmbraceMe - Mother & Child” and will start its fundraising activity in January 2019 in order to fund new equipment for the ICU wards and maternity hospitals.
We aim to create special areas within hospitals for family members and friends who have to spend time near their loved ones after a major surgery, giving birth or for the relatives of patients being in the ICU.
EmbraceMe provides support to schools and hospitals that have been neglected from years of underfunding.
Being originally from Ukraine, our Co-Founders have decided to start their charitable work in support of schools and hospitals in their home country due to the growing poverty and instability in once prosperous country with many talented and hardworking people.
The EmbraceMe Foundation started with a devoted team of three Trustees and has been expanding rapidly since. We are at the early stages of fundraising and are delighted to have secured support from numerous individuals and businesses across the world.
We hope our efforts will transform lives of many children and young adults who aspire to do great in life.
...It is important that we move forward and grow.
We’ve started exploring various opportunities where we get a chance to work closely with other Ukrainian charities in order to create new programs which will encourage and support children who would like to do better at school.
We are working on creating reward programs to include trips abroad and internship programs both in Ukraine and UK. Our foundation would like to give everyone a chance to learn other cultures and bring back their new skills and knowledge, which we believe is a foundation for a strong and culturally rich country and society.
Our team has many ideas on how we can help and it is our hope and aspiration that with your donation, new volunteers and local partners, EmbraceMe will change their lives for better.
We want to express our gratitude to every single individual and company who believes in our cause.
We want to express our gratitude to every single individual and company who supports our cause. If you want to become part of our initiative there are various ways you can support us. Please get in touch - we would love to hear from you!
Your donation will make a big difference and we thank you for your continuous support.