(All opinions and descriptions of life in Ukraine contained herein are mine. I do not, nor am I qualified to,
express the official opinions of the Peace Corps or the U.S. Government.)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hey all!

Just a short message today. More of  an advertisement actually. So as many of you know, it's now officially Christmas season, and you know what that means... GIVING!

So as some of you may know (and have generously donated) I am trying to raise funds for my grant project to get my school a functional and modern technology lab. I am asking you, my beloved readers to spread the word these holidays.

We have already racked up a thousand dollars worth of donations! Yes, this is great, but we're far from reaching our objective of $7,500. Please please please spread the word! My school and I will be ever so grateful for your help, support and giving!

Here is the link: https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=donate.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=343-270

Thanks again!

Happy belated Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 14, 2011

A success story :)

Ok in reality, it's one of many, but this one is the one i'm most proud of to date. So as you all may know by now, I have been teaching a photo club this past semester for my older students (mostly 10th-11th forms). This past week three of my students entered a photo contest for all the schools in the town, and to my delight, placed in the top three spots!

I couldn't contain my excitement, and had to write a short success story due to the fact that my passion is photography, and seeing my students sweep this contest really gave me a huge boost in the confidence section.

Not only did they win, but this wave of successful projects brought on a whole new wave of enthusiasm for making photo projects. This afternoon everyone was asking about what they could do to make a good project. I feel extremely fortunate for all these opportunities, and can't even explain the gratitude I have for my wonderful counterpart, Dasha, for all the help and support she has given me to catapult my dream into action.

To see my students' work, click here:

Thanks again to National Geographic for the resources and the support.