Margaryta Matsegora

  • Submitted by: Giovanni
  • Description: Margaryta was giving private English lessons to individual students in Mariupol, east Ukraine, but over time she rented a room and started giving lessons to several students at a time. She didn’t seize to work also when the military operations began, and even decided to open a school on the left bank of Mariupol, where traditionally there are fewer educational opportunities for children. The new room needed renovation, and Margaryta had invested all of her savings to carry out the works leaving no funds for the furniture. EU4Youth financial support granted Margaryta an opportunity to equip her classroom and keep up the good work for the community.

The EU4Youth Award winners were selected among the beneficiaries of the five EU-funded EU4Youth projects, which have been supporting youth in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine during 2018-2020. These are 15 outstanding young people who have been selected to receive the EU4Youth Awards, out of a total of 18,000 beneficiaries since the EU4Youth programme was launched in 2018. More information about all EU-funded initiatives for youth in the Eastern Partnership region is available here:

The special awards will be provided by EY, which implements EU4Youth Coordination and Support project. The EU4Youth programme’s purpose is aligned with EY’s commitment to support the next generation workforce and to positively impact the lives of one billion people by 2030. Through EY Ripples , EY people use their skills to help young people and underserved groups to succeed by conveying knowledge related to entrepreneurship, adaptability,  financial literacy and other 21st-century skills. Discover more.

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