Industry: Arts and crafts

Alina Marnenko

Hi! I am Alina Marnenko, a director and co-founder of the only museum in Ukraine that operates in the dark. My friend and I worked in IT and had no experience in business or the social sector, when inspiration struck. A couple of months later, unable to forget about our idea, we thought ‘Why not implement this project ourselves?’ and used our own funds to finance the museum. It’s been going for 4 years now, and the project has never made me feel sorry about changing my life so drastically. I never allow myself to forget how lucky I am. Our project motivates me every day, and time and again...

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Ana Costin

I am the coordinator of the Assisted Employment of People with Disabilities Programme within the Moldovan MOTIVATION Association (MMA). We have been helping people with disabilities since 2014. From 2015 to 2017, I coordinated the FABRIS workshop created by the Association for the Support of Children with Physical Disabilities in Peresecina. Among other things, I was responsible for creating new models, ensuring the quality of the final products and communications with customers. In 2018, I organised an initiative that empowered craftswomen who were beneficiaries...

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Olesya Likhachova

I am a correctional teacher from Kharkiv. I believe that entertainment can bring more people together than joint studies or even the work process. Everybody enjoys entertainment!  But inclusive joys are possible only if there are conditions for all participants, regardless of their physical capabilities, intellectual potential and communication skills. They all can play, have an equal chance to prove themselves and even become winners at the inclusive entertainment places. Our mission is to unite everyone in entertainment and make a holiday for everyone. We aim to create a leisure environment...

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