How scholarship holders went to Hoverla
At the Karpinski Foundation, we are proud of our annual tradition of climbing Hoverla, the highest mountain in Ukraine, with our family of scholarship holders. Despite the challenges, our students have always been up for the task.
This year, our scholarship holders conquered the mountain twice, once in the summer and again in the autumn. They persevered and overcame obstacles and weaknesses, with Yuriy Karpinsky sharing his experience and accompanying them on their journey. In a well-coordinated rhythm, supporting each other, the students finally reached the top, where they were greeted with breathtaking views of the Ukrainian Carpathians. It was a moment of realization that all their efforts were worth it. “The climb was not easy, but nothing is impossible for us!” shared Marta Tsymbalista, one of the scholarship holders, about the trip.
Sonya Levandovska, who has already climbed Hoverla twice, also shared her experience of making her dreams come true with the Karpinski Foundation. “This trip was really difficult for me, but the support of friends and like-minded people inspired me and helped me overcome any difficulties. Thanks to the Foundation, I have already experienced these unearthly feelings of pride and gratitude twice. And I am sure that together we will conquer many more peaks, because we are a real family.”
For our scholarship recipients, the Hoverla hike was not just an adventure, but another example of perseverance and self-belief that are essential for achieving their goals. They also realized the importance of the support of family and friends. As the scholarship holders assure, with their support, they can conquer any peak. We are proud of our scholarship holders and their achievements, and we look forward to seeing them climb many more mountains in the future.