Published February 24, 2020

Free School For Orphans Has Ripple Effect On the Next Generation

Hebron Academy Students in Class 2Founded by Ihor Bula and Liliya Valihun, Hebron Academy, located in Lviv, Ukraine, is a unique school created to provide free education, mentorship, personal development, life skills, internships in IT and employment for orphans and children from low-income families in their community. Ihor and Liliya’s primary goal is to help these kids find their place in society and to know God.

As attendees and volunteers with The Global Leadership Summit (GLS), Ihor and Liliya were approached by the local steering committee in Ukraine about featuring their story during the 2019 GLS to inspire others to bring transformation to their own communities. We’re so grateful they agreed!

Ihor and Liliya are an incredible example of godly leadership in action. We can all learn from and be inspired by their positive influence on the lives of hundreds of orphans and children in need in Ukraine:

The ripple effect of transformation is inspiring. As these kids become equipped, connected, and discover God’s love for them, they in turn provide that same hope for those that come after them, becoming mentors and support for students like themselves.

“I was just trying to fill the void inside me, but then I understood that only God can fill that void. If it wasn’t for Hebron, I don’t know where I would be now.”

“I discovered that God has a plan for everyone,” said one of the students.

“I found God, church and family,” said another.

“I was just trying to fill the void inside me, but then I understood that only God can fill that void. If it wasn’t for Hebron, I don’t know where I would be now.”

“Giving them this chance is a blessing—to influence and to change their lives for the better,” says Liliya Valihun, CEO, Hebron. “When you’re doing good, you don’t have to worry about the risks, because God takes care of everything.”

To those who support and pray for The Global Leadership Summit, thank you! You are a part of these stories too.

GLS19 Lviv Ukraine

Attendees at the 2019 GLS in Lviv, Ukraine

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