Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ukrainians shouldn't bear arms - discussion of the US Constitution

Joined today by Mike Martucci, an experienced English teacher, program administrator, and sports coach from California, participants of the American Club in Donetsk discussed the U.S. Constitution. 

Having learned about the separation of powers, checks and balances provided by the Constitution, as well as the first 10 ammendments known as the Bill of Rights, Ukrainian youth discussed topical issues related to the U.S. Constitution, including the right to bear arms (2nd Ammendment). Most voiced their opposition to the idea of a similar right for Ukrainian citizens.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Volunteerism and Community Service in Ukraine Photo Contest

The US Embassy in Kyiv invites volunteers to enter the competition now to win one of three new cameras!

Do you enjoy volunteering your time to serve others? How are you and your friends helping to build a better future for your community? Show us what community service looks like in Ukraine! Submit a photo to the Volunteerism and Community Service in Ukraine Photo Contest for the chance to win one of three awesome new cameras!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Video-question: Katya, Mykyta and Danil to Geoff Pyatt

Katya, Mykyta and Danil asking the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoff Pyatt on differences between the US and Ukraine. 

Katia Kadubovska is 9 years old, Mykyta Yarmysh is 11, and Danil Savkevych is 8, all three are residents of Avdiivka, Donetsk oblast.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

What it means to be American? - video

Jose Antonio Vargas carried his secret around for a long time, even winning the Pulitzer Prize for journalism, before finally fessing up.

In this video, he calls for putting questions, and re-defining what doest it mean to be an American.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Europe starts with us! - Youtube campaign among Ukrainian youth

Ukraine - despite all that - continues to move towards European integration. European choice is not a matter of several officials and diplomats - it is a daily choice and actions by each Ukrainian.

As Mahatma Gandhi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world".

Ukrainian Network of Euroclubs invites members of European clubs, local youth join the campaign and create short videos under the slogan "Europe begins with us - I am changing Ukraine, are you?"