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08 December, 2022

Going Home. Why Ukrainians Come Back To Their Home Cities Despite The Ongoing War

On 24 February many Ukrainians were forced to pack their things in haste and flee the war-torn cities. Some of them found refuge in Ukraine, the others went abroad. Some time went by, and people got used to their new circumstances. But despite the hospitality and support, these people were getting, many of them soon […]

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23 November, 2022

Kherson: how volunteers are helping locals after de-occupation

A photo report by Oleksandr Khomenko about how the volunteers work in Kherson at the moment, what needs they address and what Kherson residents lack most of all.  In Search For Light  If one suddenly finds themselves in Kherson, from a first glance it might be not that easy to understand why it is fairly […]

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04 November, 2022

Fundraising for the cause — 5 cases of inspiring & effective campaigns

One of the most crucial processes of the initiative is finding resources to implement the idea. If traditional fundraising techniques like the usual crowdfunding or charitable events don’t work, there are ways to spice them up. Ukrainian organizations faced the challenge of the fast-growing competition for resources in the field. High demands of the Ukrainian […]

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26 October, 2022

Movies аnd propaganda: when movies incite hatred. Review of some famous examples

Propaganda movies’ main goal is to incite hatred towards other ethnicities or races. This article reviews a few movies from different countries and historical periods: from Ku Klux Klan times with violent ideas to modern Russia with anti-Ukrainian propaganda.  How the first blockbuster praised Ku Klux Klan  In 1915 the world saw David Griffith’s film […]

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25 October, 2022

A big dream in a small town: how a two-time forcibly displaced person opened a café

Diana Maksymenko has lost her home twice due to war. However, she has never stopped dreaming. In the thick of the Russian full-scale invasion she opened her new coffee shop of which she had been dreaming since her childhood. Her dream came true in the town of Teplyk which is located in Vinnytsia province. This […]

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19 October, 2022

From a creative initiative to a volunteer center. The story of Some People

Misha Pravylnyi is chief editor of the music portal rap.ua. He releases his own tracks and publishes critical articles about the current state of Ukrainian music.  Misha and his media make part of the creative community Some People. It is also made up of designers, videographers, musicians, etc., in other words, those people who are developing […]

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18 October, 2022

Telling the truth about the war. A Czech criminologist paying regular visits to Ukraine. Here is why

Petr Pojman is a citizen of the Czech Republic. Before the the full-scale invasion he had been to Ukraine several times. After February 24 he began visiting the country on a regular basis. Along with his team he helps people who are defending their country. He first delivered basic things to people on the front, […]

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17 October, 2022

Ukrainian cinema about war and more: how artistic headquarters operate in Chernivtsi

As the full-scale war started, Oleksii Hladushevsky, a famous Kyiv-based screenwriter, filmmaker, and TV and movies producer had to change his life drastically. Oleksii is famous for his work on such popular TV projects as «The Biggest Loser UA», «Ukraine’s Next Top Model», a TV show «Early Swallows» and his work on the movie «My […]

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14 October, 2022

Communicating the cause: 5 creative cases of Ukrainian charitable organisations

When Russia’s full-scale invasion started on February 24, 2022, the Ukrainian charity and volunteering community proactively reacted to the new challenge — not only fundraising never-seen-before sums to help the country win but also communicating creatively to help the cause.  Here are five communications cases of inspired & brave Ukrainian charitable and volunteering organisations explained. […]

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07 October, 2022

To knit the mood: how «An Eyelet of Good» helps children 

If you think that only significant donations are important and if you want to help you should be purchasing tons of humanitarian aid, here is a story of the cutest charity organization called «An Eyelet of Good» («Петелька добра»). They adopted this name because they knit for the children of the internally displaced Ukrainians and […]

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06 October, 2022

Pizza and smiles: a story of Sunshine café, where youths with disabilities work

The idea of Sunshine café was to employ youths with disabilities and Down syndrome. Customers are served with pizza here, while professional head chefs work alongside people with disabilities who have no experience in cooking. However, they are thirsty for work.  We visited the café and spoke to its founder, Alina Zhyvaho, about the opening […]

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06 October, 2022

Animals at war. Stories of Ukrainians who adopted a pet

It is not just people suffering from the war, but the animals too. Some of them were abandoned by now their former owners, while others were left alone and without any care due to the death of their owners. Their owners could have died under shelling, succumbed to illnesses or starvation, or they could have […]

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28 September, 2022

An Opportunity to Hear the Youth: How a Public Organisation Unites Ukrainian Teenagers

There is an integration youth club called «Science of Unity» that operates in Ukraine and helps internally displaced teenagers who found themselves in a new city due to the full-scale Russian military invasion adapt to their new environment. The club’s founders are from a public organization «STEM is FEM» that is helping this project to […]

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