co-founder of the fund. He was born on May 20, 1983 in the village of Hryhorievka, Aktobe region, Kazakhstan. His father is an entrepreneur and his mother is a pediatrician. He graduated from the Ural State University with a degree in journalism. The career did not last long. In a dictatorial country, he was disappointed in his profession. "I thought I would write the truth, but there was no such opportunity..." He was a human rights defender in Almaty and he came under political persecution. Three years ago (in 2019), he moved to Ukraine. He had a business - engaged in production activities. Since February 24, he has been evacuating people from Russian-occupied territories in Kyiv Region. He could save 203 people. With a team of volunteers, which he himself created, he delivered humanitarian goods to the villages. He was bruised and wounded during a humanitarian mission. Likes to travel and listen to Ukrainian songs. He met the war in Bucha, as a result of being hit by a shell, he lost his home and car. Temporarily lives in Kyiv.
co-founder of the fund. She was born on October 2, 1960 in Chernivtsi. Resident of Ukraine. Higher education, graduated from Shevchenko National University, majored in philology. For more than a quarter of a century, she was actively engaged in the affairs of her husband, composer Ihor Poklad. In her personal creative work, she wrote the book of her husband's memories "On the other side of the piano". For almost ten years, she has been and continues to be active in public work in social networks. Currently, she is one of the administrators of a large international group that has united patients with cancer diagnosis. At the same time, he is actively involved in animal protection. At the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russian troops into Ukraine, she and her family were in the occupied Vorzel, where they were rescued by Konstantin Gudauskas. This meeting marked the beginning of a great volunteer movement. In six months, the team of volunteers did a lot, and at the beginning of its activities, it simply saved the inhabitants of the town, delivering humanitarian goods under the conditions of occupation and evacuating the residents of Vorzel to the controlled Ukrainian territory. This fund was created on the basis of the experience gained for even more active cooperation in the field of reconstruction of housing destroyed during hostilities and for the revival of Ukrainian culture.
Olena Hrebeniuk is the executive director of the fund. The direction is culture. She was born on July 31, 1975 in Baku. In 1989, she moved to Kyiv. Higher education. She graduated from the P.I. Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music. • The owner of the lyric soprano. • Soloist of the Kyiv Municipal Theater of Opera and Ballet for Children and Youth since 1999. • Winner of the 3rd prize of the Dvorak International Competition (Czech Republic) • Performs musical works in 12 languages • With the clip " The Force of Destiny" won the "Grand Prix" of International video clip competition "Euro Video Grand Prix - 2006" (Albania) • Social activist. Awarded with honorary diplomas and awards. The winner of the title "Benefactor of the Year" in the nomination - a natural person (for 2015), of the International Competition "Benefactor of the Year". • From the first days of the war, she helped doctors, has the status of a medical volunteer, She holds a lot of volunteer concerts for the civilians and the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Olena is involved in targeted humanitarian aid.
Life is an interesting thing. Having received two higher educations: technical – Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, and economic - Kyiv State University of Personnel Training, working in the banking sector, accounting department of the Court of Appeal, I was always fond of travelling, and when I had free time, I wrote poems... Life is an interesting thing, therefore, after completing the course of tour guides at the "Interesting Kyiv" Workshop, I allowed myself to leave my "right" job and do something that inspires me to new achievements. Before the full-scale war in Ukraine, I conducted TV center tours. I am a part of the Public Broadcasting team...Russia stole my favorite things. Praise God since March I have been able to help people in Vorzel. I have become a part of a team of super volunteers.
37 years old. She is from Kyiv. Hanna moved to Vorzel in 2017 and loved this town with all her heart. On March 9, she was evacuated from the occupation and now she returned to her native town. Anna is a cybernetician. She has got two wonderful children and she works as a freelancer and a volunteer.
Before the war, Daryna lived in Kyiv. She was a student of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University (Department of Applied Mathematics). She was engaged in programming, taught mathematics to children. During the war, she was evacuated to Lviv with her friends, where they opened a coffee shop KIIT.
Before the war, he lived in Borodyanka. Ivan was a student at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and he studied political science there. During the war, together with his friends, he started a business - a coffee shop-bakery in Lviv.
21 years old First-year student. With the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine, I decided to help people and our military. I want to do everything in the fund so that people who need help, receive it in time and in highquality manner.
Before the war, he lived in Irpin and was a mathematics teacher. He also ran two culinary YouTube channels and had his own online store of branded products and kitchen accessories. During the war, he was evacuated together with two friends to Lviv, where they opened a coffee shop together, named after his cat which disappeared during the war - KIIT.