I Will Programming & Robotics Festival #2 was yet the most successful event in I Will history!
On March 10, 2017, children from different towns of Nikolaev region, representing numerous I Will Computer centers, traveled to our flagman Programming & Robotics Center in Nikolaev, to present their projects, exchange programming and presentation techniques and best practices, and to simply meet and socialize. Individual winners and their teams received I Will recognition and prizes, but most importantly, were empowered by I Will team to continue learning and becoming successful young generation!
The event was a complete success, based on children's reactions as well as based on the ratings we received from all the participants and organizers!
Thank you to I Will supporters in Canada and I Will team in Ukraine for your continuous support and perseverance of excellence!
I Will Coding and Robotics school is so popular we need to expend the class to accommodate more children! Our flagman class in Nikolaev is now equipped with modern tablets used for learning Robotics with Lego! If you have Lego lying around and would like to donate it to Ukraine I Will Class, please contact us! We are urgently in need for Lego pieces!
During our traditional trip to Ukraine over Christmas, on December 26, 2016 we opened another computer class in Elanets, Nikolaev region. I Will Class number 12!
Wow, for the past 14 years I Will remained true to the goal of bringing education to less privileged children by giving them the tools - computers and facilities where they can learn. This year, 2016, is truly special - on September 1, 2016 we are launching I Will Code School!!!
The idea is to unite children from all the I Will computer classes from different towns and villages, by challenging them to learn coding. We will have continuous projects for children as well as annual conferences where the top performers can meet and compete. This program is going to be filled with lots of fun events and, of course, prizes!
How happy the I Will team is to report back to you, our long term supporters, that I Will continues to expand its meaningful impact to so many children! Thank You from the bottom of our hearts!
Special thank you for Olena Mosina, the I Will Code School volunteer and organizer!
Here is the preview of I Will Code School site, stay tuned!
June 1, 2016, Pervomaisk, Nikolaev Region, Ukraine
City of Pervomaisk is located approximately 200 km from Nikolaev. My farther made the trip to honour the special occasion of cutting the ribbon, now for 11th time !!! I Will Computer class number 11 has made many children happy.
When we established I Will Association more than a decade ago - who knew we will continue going strong and enabling so many children in remote towns and villages of Nikolaev and Region to have access to technology and education!
Thank you dear I Will supporters!
I Will Association Information Technologies Competition took place Friday, March 2016 in Nikolaev.
Contestants are the students of I Will Computer Educational Centres successfully educating hundreds of children in Nikolaev region (currently we have 10 such centres). Children from Nikolaev, Snigirevka, Yuzno-Ukrainsk, Radsad, Elanets, Ochakov had the opportunity to participate, more than 20 children registered.
With the goal to promote learning and award most talented team, the competition included the following 4 categories:
- Graphic Design
- Programming/Visual Programming
- Word Processor/Essays
Special thank you to Vladimir Kotova and Olena Mosina and the team of passionate teachers and caregivers in Nikolaev for their extraordinary volunteering contributions in organizing such a fantastic event!
It was total success!
Merry Christmas!!!!! I Will 10th Computer Class is officially opened!
At Christmast Eve, as planned, the special event took place - with dancing and singing and presentation of children's wonderful art, the 10th I Will computer class opened its doors!
Thank you all of you for giving the important base for childrens education - your help will give the opportunity to learn programming, make computer games, animation and websites. Because of the access to the technology, chilren will be able to learn coding skills and improve critical thinking and problem solving. Chilren will have skills that are necessary for their successfull self realization and productive future. Thank you for your jenerousity!
Playround we established in 2013 is growing in popularity. Ted's school is central place for pre-schoolers education. The kindergarten offers an ultimate care for kids. New projects are underway. We are so proud to be able to contribute to childrens happiness.
Today, May 18, 2015 we were again taken by thoughtfullness of people in Nikolaev region. Very emotional ceremony today to open 9th I Will computer class in Arts and Science Center in Snigirevka. Having access to internet means so much for these children. Thank you I Will supporters!
I Will in Media - we dearly hope that this story will expedite the long needed operation for the boy named Kirill.
Amazing Christams Wish became true today for many disadvantaged children who does not have access to computers and technology...
Today, November 20, 2014, one of the important phases of renovating an old kindergarten located in Nikolaev is completed!
Children will have new comfortable desks to study!
On July 3, 2014 I Will completed a project to help Ochakov's children's home. We repaired their water heater, allowing children to have hot showers.
Elanets Village, Nikolaev region, Ukraine
On May 28, 2014, clothing, books and a new TV were donated to the children from the Elanets Children's home. The children prepared a fun concert to say thank you to the I Will Association.
Nikolaev, Ukraine, Orphanage #5
I Will Computer Class in Orphanage #5 is the very first class we opened in 2002. I Will is committed to renewing computer peripherals to provide children with the latest technology.
Nikolaev, Ukraine, Children's Home and Orphanage #5
Children's computer lesson in I Will Computer Class, Nikolaev Orphanage
Nikolaev, Ukraine, Children's Home
The children are excitedly celebrating the upcoming New Year.
Playground Nadezhda (Hope) is now officially open!
The new playground is the result of a generous donation from The Pottruff Family Foundation in honour of my beloved grandmother Nadezhda Ivanchenko, and continuous support of many I Will Association special friends.
I Will has started working on opening a playground for orphaned children at the Children’s Home in Nikolaev. The playground will be dedicated to special memories of my grandmother Nadezhda.
The area for the playground was levelled last year. Up next – is installation and opening!
Snegirevka, Nikolaev Region, Ukraine
During Nikolaev regional annual conference “Ukraine Without Orphans”, my dad proudly presented a gift from I WILL – a brand new computer for the family of seven adopted children. The Gnatishin family reside in the Snegirevsky region.
Nikolaev, Ukraine, Orphanage #5
I Will delivers Birthday gifs to children. Kirill is a special boy from Nikolaev orphanage #5. In April, on his birthday my dad brought Kirill birthday gifts. The boy was very pleasantly surprised. I Will is facilitating help for Kirill's well-being.
Nikolaev Region Children’s House of Education is an organization that works to improve the quality of education and establishes social and cultural programs for children in difficult social conditions, orphaned or disabled children from single-parent or low-income families.
Truskavtsi, Liviv Region, Ukraine
Generous donations allowed to send six year old Nastia Komorkina for rehabilitation programs to the modern specialized clinic in Truskavtsi, Ukraine. As a result, we had enough funds not for one but for three trips. The first trip is completed in March 2013 – much needed program for Nastia included transportation, lodging, procedures and medication. Two more trips followed with the last one in July 2014.
Thank you Brenda Sweeney, Donald Nelson, Andrew McDonald and Shawna Irons.
We have now opened our 7th Computer Class! Children prepared wonderful performance and it was a blast! Click through to see video coverage by Ukrainian TV and my personal favourite, the boys playing the spoons!
Bereznegovaty region, Ukraine
The Ukrainian Government encourages local people to adopt children from orphanages and give them a real home, instead of an institution. This Bereznegovaty region family has adopted six children! I Will donated bunk beds for kids and a brand new computer which was a dream come true for the entire family.
When my dad and I visited Nikolaev orphanage in December 2012 for the opening ceremony of Nadezhda computer class, we also visited dormitory for smaller kids – kindergarten and 1st graders. We realized that one of the 1st grade classes did not receive New Year gifts yet. We asked kids to draw what they wanted for New Year and later in January 2013, just in time for Ukrainian Christmas, we delivered.
Yuzhno-Ukrainsk Orphanage, Ukraine
Much needed, new school furniture (convertible desks and chairs) were delivered to the children of the Yuzhno-Ukrainsk Orphanage. The children made drawings for I Will as their token of thank you.
Barbara Kempt, a longtime supporter, continues to make her incredibly personal and heartfelt donations of knitted hats, gloves and toys every year for Christmas. Photos are from the January 2013 visit to the Nikolaev orphanage. I was happy to personally deliver beautiful hats for the girls and scarfs for the boys.
Nikolaev orphanage #5 is the very first orphanage we helped back in 2002. The orphanage had more than 300 kids and that is where the very first I Will computer class was opened. This was the first orphanage in Ukraine to have access to modern technology.