The grant was established in memory of Andriy Svarnyk, who has had a disability since birth and who died in autumn 2016 aged 28. Andriy was a son of Mykola Svarnyk – a co-founder of educational-rehabilitation center “Dzherelo”.
In 2017, with the grant we allocated $1500 CAD towards increasing the salary of a new, young and very talented rehabilitation specialist at Paslawsky Rehabilitation Centre, Lviv State Prosthetic Facility for one year ($125 CAD/month).
Wages in many professional areas in Ukraine are well below industry strandard, as a result many talented and skilled young professionals are forced to give up their jobs and seek other opportunities.
You can read a media article about the project here.