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Faces of The Fellowship: Aleksey

My name is Aleksey, and I am in seventh grade. I feel lucky when I think about my family. My mother works long hours as a cardiologist, but still devotes a lot of time to her children. My oldest brother, Andrew, is studying to be an ophthalmologist, like my father. My brother Georgiy is a lawyer, and me and my younger sister, Nastia, are studying at a Jewish school, the World ORT School, where our older brothers also went.Nastia and I are actively involved in our school, and we are both very successful. Nastia says she loves it there because she has a lot of friends, and she is very interested in the lessons. She even likes doing homework! We love our school, but we recently worried that we wouldn’t be able to go back.My parents have said that we are now having a difficult time in Ukraine. The cost of living is rising – food has doubled in price, and clothing, shoes, and medication have gone up even more. Our utilities have also become very expensive. But their salaries are still at the same level. There is instability and many businesses are closing and people are becoming unemployed. It’s hard for my parents to buy school supplies, and they worried about us getting to and from school safely.We were very happy to learn that the school was able to rent buses because of The Fellowship’s financial support. In the morning when my sister and I leave for school, my parents know that in all circumstances, the bus will take us to school and back. They know that even in the current uneasy situation that my sister and I are in safe conditions, that there is a security in the school, and that it’s clean and warm.Our family is grateful to The Fellowship for their kind support and help. Helping our school, you support us, and we really appreciate you very much. 

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