Young People Experience Life in Ukraine

GoCamp program provides language courses for Ukrainian children. In the past five years, volunteers from 67 countries traveled to different parts of Ukraine to teach 144,000 children new languages.

uatv.ua
08.06.2019

For some 15 days, these enthusiastic people left their cozy flats in Paris and San Francisco and traveled to Ukrainian villages and small towns. Now, they have become mentors and language Ambassadors for Ukrainian kids — as part of the GoCamp program.

“This idea was born five years ago, immediately after the Euromaidan. For us, it was the main tool to prove people that to integrate people to EU and Western world is language,” deputy Mustafa Nayem said.

19-year old Alexis Audonnet from Paris managed to learn Ukrainian in just over a year. Now, he says that at a summer camp he will recite the poetry by Taras Shevchenko and Volodymyr Sosiura.

“Ukraine is such a beautiful country with beautiful culture. People should know that Ukraine exists. And Ukraine is beautiful and is waiting for them,” he said.

In the past five years, volunteers from 67 countries traveled to different parts of Ukraine to teach 144,000 children new languages.

“In fact, 20 percent of the volunteers this year have done it before. Because even they pay their own money to come, they have such a good time and come back again and again,” US Charge d’Affairs in Ukraine Kristina Kvien said.

In addition to site-seeing, the volunteers also experience Ukrainian hospitality and culture while living with their host-families.

Source UATV
date 08.06.2019
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