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Creating Ukraine’s Next Generation of Nurses

Seven nursing students wearing white coats stand next to Sambir Medical College Director, Liubomyr Kovalchuk, and a table of laptops.

Photo Caption: Seven nursing students at Sambir Medical College in Sambir, Ukraine, receive laptops presented by the college’s Director, Liubomyr Kovalchuk. | Photo courtesy of Sambir Medical College

Nurses are critical in Ukraine, but the ongoing war has created a shortage that has caused many of them to burnout. It also doesn’t help that the war has taken a financial toll on many families, making it more difficult for students to pursue degrees in health care.

Sambir Medical College accepted seven students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds into its nursing education program this fall.  A grant from Brother’s Brother Foundation is offsetting the students’ educational and living expenses.

“Nowadays, we live in a very difficult time when more and more people need care and financial assistance. It becomes difficult to find people who care about other people’s problems. Fortunately, they still exist—you are one of them,” Juliana, one of the students benefitting from the grant, said in a video sent to Brother’s Brother Foundation.

The funding has already provided each student with laptops to help them learn and complete their coursework.

The laptops were presented to the students by Director of Sambir Medical College, Liubomyr Kovalchuk.

“Your support means very much to us. Thanks to your help, the students will have better opportunity to reach their goal and become qualified nurses in the future,” Kovalchuk said.

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