The new educational year has begun at the Ukrainian Leadership Academy!

On September 8th, It was drizzling in Pushcha Vodytsia, but this did not deter our new students. They enthusiastically took in the ULA Kyiv campus surroundings, met alumni, mentors, and managers, and took their first selfies at the photo zone. 250 young boys and girls came from all over Ukraine to take an oath and a 10-month journey full of adventures, challenges, and victories, together.
“What the future will look like depends on each of us and, of course, on our actions together. We firmly believe that the Ukrainian Leadership Academy can provide the necessary training of political and public leaders of Ukraine. I call on you to make full use of the opportunities presented to you by the Academy. Start this year by opening yourself up to new ideas and views”, – Jaroslawa Johnson, President, and CEO of Western NIS Enterprise Fund.
Immediately after taking the oath, students went on a journey to the Ukrainian Carpathian mountains to conquer the two highest peaks of Ukraine – Hoverla, and Petros, where they also, for the first time checked their strength in teamwork.
This year’s opening of the academic year was also the opening of the new branch in Chernivtsi.
“We are moving forward and our dream about the centers of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy functioning in each oblast, become more realistic every day,” – says Roman Tychkivsky, founder of the ULA.
Immediately after taking the oath, the students went on a journey through the autumn Carpathians, where they conquered the two highest peaks of Ukraine – Hoverla and Petros, where they first checked the strength of their team.