<aside> 👋 At Support Ukraine Now (SUN), we are a community of Ukrainian and international activists. Our mission is to engage the network of leaders in supporting Ukraine.
Support Ukraine Now started on February 25, 2022, as a social initiative in response to Russian full-scale invasion to Ukraine. At first, we were working as an initiative. Now we are officially registered in Ukraine as a non-governmental non-profit organization “Support Ukraine Now”, or in Ukrainian “Громадська Організація «Підтримай Україну Зараз»”.
Initiated by Global Shapers Hubs in Ukraine (Kyiv, Lviv), and supported by the Global Shapers Community and the World Economic Forum.
Supported by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
Since the beginning of full-scale war, here’s how we were able to help:
War in Ukraine has been going on for a year. Governments, international organisations, and volunteers are working to provide an immediate response. At the same time, long-term goals are still “on pause”, and small local initiatives are underfunded. We are bridging this gap.
SUN Leaders Program is a 6-months Fellowship Program for young leaders of social projects in Ukraine.
We support Ukrainians working on projects in the spheres of education, healthcare, entrepreneurship, equality, sustainable cities, and EU integration of Ukraine.
Concept validation: our partners Leaders Fund ran a similar program in 2019-2020. The previous three fellows supported were able to scale their project nationwide and impact 240,000 people, win grants, hire new team members, launch a social enterprise, and partner with the government and businesses. After the Program, one of the leaders started working for WHO in Ukraine, another got shortlisted in BBC book contest.