17 March 2016

Coca-Cola and Osvitoria report on first phase of Socially Vulnerable Youth Development Program

Kyiv, March 17, 2016 — The representatives of Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine Ltd and Public Union «Osvitoria» once again visited orphans of «Emerald City» centre within the framework of the implementation of educational iLearn project. The project aims to help graduates in preparation for exams Standardized External Testing (SET) and determining their future profession.

At the end of last year, the program of professional orientation was presented to the graduates within the framework of the project. As a result, it helped to identify the special characteristics and strong sides of pupils and determine the direction of their future profession. Also, the motivation and self-development training workshops, and individual psychologist consultation were organized for school leavers. The future graduates received a structured information about SET, the list of higher education establishments, entrance conditions, scholarships and employee demands. Since the beginning of March of this year the graduates started intensive preparations for SET via online education project iLearn. Currently the teachers of Ukrainian and Ukrainian literature, History of Ukraine, Math and English prepare pupils by providing extra webinars.

Group Hairdressing

In addition, the program «First profession» was launched, that allows teen-agers to master practical professions that will be useful in adult life.Thus, two groups «Cookery» &  «Hairdressing» began its work since the March. The pupils were provided not only with professional teachers, but with all necessary cost-based materials and equipments for effective study.

Group Cookery

The «Emerald City» became the first kids center where Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine and Osvitoria public association launched the educational program for socially unprotected youth.

For this year we target to engage the four more orphanages of the country to the graduates educational project.

About «Emerald City»

«Emerald City» — social rehabilitation center for orphans in Svyatogirsk. Orphans were resting and educating here on shift basis from entire Donetsk region during peacetime. Now Center become a shelter for children displaced from ATO zone. Today about 500 kids aged from 3 to 17 years old sheltered in Center from war and bombarding. Government facilitated decent housing and feeding conditions, but many questions are staying open. Today there is needs in medicine (some children are HIV-infected), clothes and shoes, personal-care products, school outfit, books, toys etc. For additional information, please contact Director of Social Rehabilitation Center «Emerald City», Galyna Demchenko by e-mail:, tel.: (050) 958-70-05.

About Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine

Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine is the leader of the non-alcoholic beverage industry in Ukraine and is a franchised bottler of The Coca-Cola Company. Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine offers a diverse range of non-alcoholic beverages in such categories as sparkling beverages, juices, water, ice tea and energy drinks. Company is committed to promoting sustainable development in order to create value for its business and for society. This includes providing products that meet the beverage needs of consumers, fostering an open and inclusive work environment, conducting its business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of the local communities.
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For more information, please contact:

Andriy Bublyk,
Public Affairs and Communication Manager Coca-Cola HBC Ukraine and Moldova
Phone number: +38 (044) 490-07-07

About Osvitoria Social Organization

Osvitoria is a non-profit making public association promoting the development and reform of education in Ukraine. We seek to take modern Ukrainian education to an international level, create learning opportunities for children to the highest standard and to merge the best of Ukrainian teaching with modern international educational techniques and innovations.Osvitoria’s main is to develop education branch. This supports an extensive range of initiatives: we focus on the cooperation with teachers, pupils and their parents, work with government institutions, and engage overseas experts in our programs.Our initiatives include the charitable projects, the establishment of schools, holding all-Ukrainian educational forums, awarding scholarships to talented students and promising professionals engaged in the educational industry.For additional information, contact Head of the Charity Projects and Programs of Osvitoria Social Organization, Iryna Pleshakova,, +38 (067) 707-79-97,

About «iLearn» project

iLearn — is all-ukrainian social education project of social organization «Osvitoria» and Enactus Kyiv National Economic University team, created with the support of K. Fund. The purpose of online platform is to help talented children of Ukrainian orphanages and kids of underresourced families who could receive academic knowledge for successful passing the Standardized External Testing (SET). iLearn lessons coincides SET program and contains video-lectures, tests, material for self-preparing and webinars with teachers. More detail information you can find via iLearn page: