XII awarding of the “My First Scholarship” program

XII awarding of the "My First Scholarship" program

We are thrilled to announce that we have welcomed 22 new scholarship holders to our program, bringing the total number of participants to 175. Every time our scholarship family grows, it brings us joy and excitement. We prepare for the award ceremony with great care and attention to detail, as it is not just an event for us as organizers. We want to invite guests who will inspire and motivate our teenagers, and who will take away some of the positivity and energy that emanates from the youth of Stryi.

We would like to express our gratitude to our esteemed guests who made the award ceremony even more memorable. Yaroslav Hrytsak delivered a moving speech that delved deeper into the history of Ukraine and tackled complex issues. We were impressed by his dedication to history and his desire to help our youth better understand the world we live in.

Paul Hood’s speech was also inspiring, reminding us that each of us has the power to make a difference in the world by spending time in Stryi and immersing ourselves in the local community. Thank you for sharing your experience and insights with us.

This year, we are honored to have Sergiy Trukhimovich as the official godfather of the Karpinski Foundation. Thank you for your guidance, support, and understanding. Your contributions have made a significant impact on the lives of our scholarship holders.

We also want to extend our appreciation to Martha Tychenko, who provided valuable advice to our teenagers on the skills they need to develop to succeed. We will incorporate her insights into our My First Scholarship program, which focuses on soft skills development.

We are grateful to psychologists Iryna Yatsiv and Mariana Vasylchenko for their invaluable work with our teenagers. Your efforts have resulted in fantastic transformations, and we appreciate your contributions to our program.

We would also like to acknowledge the individuals who started, created, and developed our program: Zinoviy Karpinsky, Maria Karpinska, Myroslav Karpinsky, and Yuriy Karpinsky. Your vision and dedication have brought us to where we are today.

Nazar Biychuk played a crucial role in the award ceremony by reading out the names of each scholarship recipient. We are grateful for your assistance and support.

Lesya Rublevska’s speech on common values was instructive and insightful. Thank you for sharing your unique perspective with us.

Lastly, we want to thank the Khoma brothers for their incredible photos, Zoloto Karpat for the cozy reception, and all of our guests who helped create an unforgettable and friendly atmosphere. Your presence made the evening truly special.

We can’t wait to see everyone again and continue to work towards a brighter future for our scholarship holders and the community of Stryi.