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Bringing the heat…
For over 15 years MWB has run the Sarny Vocational Institute in
war torn Ukraine. The school provides a free education for
young persons too poor to get more than a few years of high school
providing few, if any, employable skills. Sarny enables students
to earn state certified certificates in a variety of
vocational areas. With this certificate these kids are assured of
having the skills they need to get good jobs, restore hope in their
lives and earn a secure future.
But now with all the problems in Ukraine, the Institute is
faced with an uncertain future. Not only are their utility costs
being increased a staggering 6 times this fall but the boiler they
are so dependent on has broken down and is not fixable. Winters are
harsh in Ukraine and without a boiler, the school will have to
close. This would be a huge disaster.
We need to replace that boiler to make sure the Institute
continues to offer hope and a future for many. But there is no
money in the budget to do that.
Over the years, several thousand students have earned
certificates and gone on to lives with hope and prosperity such as
they had never known. Despair, suicides, hunger, homelessness and
many other terrible realities are no longer a part of their daily
lives. Sarny is a good news story. But if we have to close Sarny,
then all those children waiting for their chance at a future will
no longer have that chance. They will be sent back to their lives
of poverty and hopelessness. The good news will become bad.
By offering your support you aren't just sending a few dollars
for a cause you are making a life changing future possible for a
For a few dollars you are giving a child their future
We are asking for $10,000 which will allow us to replace the
broken oil burning boiler with one that will burn wood and peat.
That will dramatically lower monthly operating costs as well as
being more environmentally friendly.
Most importantly, it will mean the school stays open,
giving hope and opportunity to thousands more children in the years
If we are fortunate enough to receive funding above our
goal we would direct that money to where it is most needed. For
example we could upgrade the free dental clinic and food services
programs at the school. We supply these programs not only to the
students but also to elderly in need. We also would be able to
provide more in the way of school supplies and course
Giving more than a chance....
The Sarny Institute is not just a school. It's the path to
prosperity for children who all their lives have lived in grinding
hopeless poverty and despair. I've been there and seen for myself
the homes some of these kids live in. They are shacks we wouldn't
shelter our animals in. Hunger is a constant companion, for these
kids there is just no future without the skills they can acquire at
Other Ways You Can Help
We are currently running a crowdfunder campaign on Indiegogo
http://igg.me/at/SavingSarny/x/80331 can you
please help us by getting this link out to as many people as
Send emails to all your contacts with this link: http://igg.me/at/SavingSarny/x/80331
Tell your family, friends, church and work colleagues and
neighbors about us. Talk about us on Facebook, Twitter, on your
Blogs and wherever else you mingle in social media.
Thank you for coming to our campaign and thank you for
whatever kind of support you extend to save the Sarny School and
the future of literally thousands of future students. This is a
very big deal.