INDIVIDUAL FIRST AID KITS (IFAK) CAMPAIGN (2022)
The first major project that the Alliance ran in 2022 was our IFAK campaign. Started by Emile Gable and his counterpart Iryna Luchyn, the IFAK campaign provided life-saving Individual First Aid Kits (IFAKs) and other medical supplies to Ukrainian front lines, hospitals, and communities affected by the Russian military invasion. We raised more than $170,000 for IFAKS, CAT tourniquets, chest seals, ultrasound equipment, pain relievers, cold medicine, and general medical supplies for Ukrainians. We also helped facilitate supply purchases and manage transportation on behalf of other organizations, consolidating orders to improve per-unit purchase and transportation costs. Overall, we delivered more than $280,000 worth of emergency medical supplies to Ukraine.
EVACUATION MENTORSHIP (2020)
When Peace Corps officially announced its temporarily suspension of global activities due to concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19), the Alliance jumped into action to support evacuees. An emergency task force was created to organize a program for evacuated Volunteers to be matched with an RPCV mentor. Ukraine RPCVs were in a particularly good position for this kind of initiative because the program had experienced a similar evacuation in 2014 during the Maidan Revolution. Click here to read Peace Corps' spotlight article on this project.
TECH IN THE FIELD (2018-2020)
In partnership with Kinful, the Alliance implemented a pilot project in Ukraine that leverages virtual reality technology to build social and emotional learning competencies in Ukrainian youth. Through this SEL curriculum and through connections with other classrooms via the VR technology, the Alliance supported PCVs in developing students' competencies in responsible decision-making, self management, self awareness, social awareness, and relationship skills within a variety of lessons, from social responsibility to multiculturalism.