Khrystyna is a creative, smart and hardworking young lady from our Ternopil site in the Ukraine. She has endured many hardships from a young age. Her father passed away when she was very young, and shortly afterwards her mother was diagnosed with cancer. All of the family’s savings was spent on her mother’s treatments, and it was very difficult to make ends meet.
When Khrystyna was 11, she was accepted into Chalice’s sponsorship program and was chosen by a generous sponsor shortly after. Although Khrystyna’s life has been anything but easy, she continues to persevere. She’s incredibly motivated and has always shown a thirst for knowledge.
Thanks to the support of her kind sponsor, she was able to pursue her interest in art and discovered she had a special talent for it. For six years, she attended an art school and competed in various art competitions, winning several prizes for her work.
Khrystyna reached her educational goals and now studies at the National University in Ukraine, majoring in Fine Arts. She has written and published two scientific articles about art, and many of her paintings are now showcased in art galleries throughout Ternopil.
Khrystyna is looking forward towards the future and is incredibly thankful she was able to complete her education and pursue her talents. She believes she was able to achieve so much thanks to the support of sponsorship and her sponsor’s strong encouragement.