Borscht, Volunteering, and Excited Participants at a CCI Greenheart Job Fair
By Wioletta Olszowiec, Partner Relations Manager
On November 20th, my colleague, Ariana, and I arrived in Kiev, Ukraine to attend a Job Fair event organized by our partner, Study U.A. We were excited to meet not only with Study U.A. representatives and their wonderful participants but also with CCI Greenheart United States host organizations that traveled to Ukraine from various parts of the United States.
The event was a huge success! We were happy to learn about participants’ reasons to travel to the U.S., provide them with more information about their potential job placement, and of course, share CCI Greenheart’s mission with them. Some of the participants traveled to Kiev for many hours by public transportation, and for many of them, it was their first job interview. More than 300 participants left with a smile on their face and a job offer in hand. We can’t wait to welcome them to the U.S. this summer.
The following day, we completed a service project at Darnitskiy Boarding School for children in need. This gave us a chance to spread Greenheart love by spending quality time with the kids and talking to their teachers. The kids enjoyed receiving craft sets, and candy bags – and they looked adorable in our Greenheart shirts. Their excitement, joy, and openness were a highlight of our time in Kiev.
We ended our trip by visiting Maidan Square, eating more Ukrainian borscht, and buying some beautiful local scarfs.
Thank you, Ukraine, for your hospitality and until next time!
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