Elena Harrington




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My name is Elena Harrington and I am originally from Roseville, Minnesota with strong ties and family roots from Ukraine. I am currently a middle school science teacher in Cartagena, Colombia. And this summer I will have the opportunity to teach English to Ukrainian and Polish students with Global Volunteers in Siedlce, Poland.

With the tragedy of war in Ukraine, Poland became the first place of refuge for many Ukrainian families, fleeing destruction and pain. Global Volunteers works with locals to determine how best to meet the needs of the people within the community, which includes Ukrainian refugees. With my past year in Colombia, teaching middle school science to Colombian kids, I felt disconnected from the Ukrainian community and strong desire to do something to help. I feel with my educational background and professional experience I can truly make a difference. This is why I chose Global Volunteers to work with kids from Ukraine and Poland to provide comfort and learning opportunity for English language.

To be able to take part in this experience, I am asking for donations to go towards my program fee. My goal is to raise $3000 by June 6th, 2024. Every dollar counts and I would appreciate anything you can share. Through FlipCause, all donations are tax-deductible.

Thank you!

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