Announcing the new winners of the #TalentsForUkraine grant program! It is the author of the poetry collection “Apricots of Donbas”, director of the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences and co-founder of the rehabilitation program for war victims.

Liubov Yakymchuk is a poet, dramatist and performer. Poems from her second poetry collection “Apricots of Donbas” have been translated into more than 20 languages, and one of the audio versions of the book was recorded by the French actress Catherine Deneuve. Forbes Ukraine recognized Liubov’s collection as one of the 10 best Ukrainian books about ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation). Last year, during the “Grammy Awards” ceremony in Las Vegas, the writer read her poem at the musical performance of the American singer John Legend. And today our winner is working on a new book, which has the working title “Production of Tenderness” and will tell about the everyday, non-heroic, but nevertheless extremely important work of Ukrainians during the war.

Yevhen Holovakha is a sociologist, corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, director of the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The professor wrote 15 books on sociological and psychological topics, his scientific works were published in European countries and the USA. Now the scientist focuses on sociological research within the framework of the topic “War and social changes in Ukraine” – in his work he uses the data of sociological monitoring of social changes, which has been carried out by the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for 30 years.

Maksym Turkevych is the director of the national program “Neopalymi”, aimed at external rehabilitation and treatment of deformation trauma for people who suffered as a result of the war. Together with his father, who is a doctor, Maksym founded an initiative aimed at free treatment of soldiers, civilians and volunteers who received non-domestic burns and scars. Now the project cooperates with the Ministry of Health and has united 25 medical clinics in 15 regions of Ukraine and abroad, in particular, in Warsaw, Krakow and Chisinau.

More than a hundred Ukrainians have already received grants from the KSE Foundation. More about them

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