To Defenders of Freedom

Vladyslav Danylchenko, a volunteer and “Teach For Ukraine” program fellow, joined the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Before the war, he volunteered a lot. In particular, he went on trips with “Building Ukraine Together,” a youth organization that brings together people eager to build youth spaces and renovate houses for families in need. For the last six months, Vlad has been working as a teacher in the Odesa region — every morning he would walk a few kilometers to a neighboring village, where he would tell his students “how history repeats itself” and play football with them. Now he is a member of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Vlad said that he had a dream about the students, likely a sign that he will soon return to school.

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