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Faces of The Fellowship: Alina

"My name is Alina, and I am from Odessa, Ukraine. I became an orphan at the very beginning of my life. My parents were very sick when I was born, and they died when I was just an infant. I live with my grandparents, but it still has been very hard for me. Without parents, my life seemed dark.When I first began school, I studied at a regular Ukrainian school, but no one cared about me there. After that, I switched to the World ORT School, and here, I have finally blossomed. Here, the teachers are compassionate and understanding, and I have a lot of friends. I participate in a lot of events here, and I receive gifts on holidays. I feel that my pain is gradually disappearing.The only problem is that this school is located far from our house; my grandparents are elderly and they can’t drive me to school. But it turned out that due to financial help from The Fellowship, a special bus is able to take me to school every day. Now my grandparents don’t worry about me getting to school, because the bus is safe and comfortable.Thanks to The Fellowship, I am able to study in my favorite school. I can learn a lot about Israel, because we are studying Hebrew and the traditions of the Jewish people. I think that when I graduate, I’ll reside permanently in the Holy Land."


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