Agents of change in rural education: yearly progress report of 24 HUB-schoolsJuly 12, 2017
24 HUB-schools from all regions of Ukraine presented the interim work results on new development strategies that were framed and launched in the academic year 2016-2017. During the first year, the schools introduced mixed learning, started to raise extra funds on a project basis, and increased the students and parents’ involvement in school management and lesson planning. These were the results of their participation in the “Pilot 24” project, which was set in motion by Western NIS Enterprise Fund and Center for Innovative Education “Pro.Svit”.
Ukrainian Tech Expo returns to CES 2018June 29, 2017
The annual Las Vegas event, the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES), will again host Ukraine with its national Tech Expo. As in the past year, UA Tech Expo Zone will be settled up by the Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (UVCA) with the support of Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF).
“A year ago, I planned to do my bachelor’s degree and go abroad. But now I know that I will stay” – The graduate of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy second enrollmentJune 27, 2017
On June 27, 2017, Kyiv witnessed the second graduation of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy. The 10-month training helped 192 students of the five ULA branches build up their vision of future and gave a chance to explore Ukraine in a more thorough way.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund Invests $30 million In Horizon Capital’s Emerging Europe Growth Fund III, LPJune 23, 2017
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (“WNISEF”) has committed $30 million to Emerging Europe Growth Fund III, LP (“EEGF III”), a fund with a target size of $150 million, managed by leading regional private equity firm, Horizon Capital
Western NIS Enterprise Fund granted over USD 1 mln to 16 more students to pursue studies in top U.S. universitiesJune 15, 2017
Western NIS Enterprise Fund, established by the U.S. Government and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has sponsored the SEED Grant Scholarship program for three years. The SEED Grants program provides Ukrainians and Moldovans with education stipends covering up to 100% of tuition for MBA, MPA and LLM studies at top U.S. universities. This year 16 talented individuals from Ukraine and Moldova were awarded such grants at a ceremony at America House.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund supported the Technology Nation Kids project in UkraineApril 13, 2017
Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) supported Technology Nation Kids program, which provides free programming training for 9-11-year-old children in 5 cities of Ukraine. The Fund will also subsidize the robotics video course.
Ambitious IT-education project gets rolling in ChisinauApril 03, 2017
The Ukrainian BrainBasket Foundation with the support of Western NIS Enterprise Fund and iHub Chisinau launch the social project Technology Nation in Chisinau, which is aimed to improve IT education in the region.
Western NIS Enterprise Fund and Oshchadbank proceed with crediting social enterprises at unprecedented ratesMarch 13, 2017
Loans, as part of the innovative program “Social Entrepreneurship”, are granted at the rate of 5% to 10% per annum.
This time, the social credit was granted to CCE “Dnipro Training and Production Enterprise of the Ukrainian Society of the Blind.” This enterprise, where 68 workers suffer from visual impairments and other disabilities, specializes in manufacturing equipment for Ukrzaliznytsia rolling stock and produces building products.
Teach For Ukraine: how two years of teaching can transform educational system along with the countryFebruary 09, 2017
NGO “Teach For Ukraine” in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine with the support of Western NIS Enterprise Fund launch the similarly named program, which is aimed to develop a new generation of social leaders and improve the quality of secondary education in Ukraine.
The British Council in Ukraine, Ukrainian Fashion Week (UFW) and Western NIS Enterprise Fund team up again to promote emerging Ukrainian fashion designers at London Fashion WeekFebruary 07, 2017
With support from Western NIS Enterprise Fund, the British Council is taking the work of seven talented Ukrainian fashion designers to London Fashion Week (February 17-21, 2017) as part of the International Fashion Showcase. Six of these (FLOW the Label; Jean Gritsfeldt; Alina Zamanova; FROLOV; Yana Chervinska; DZHUS; and the COAT by Katya Silchenko) were selected during the 2016 Ukrainian Fashion Week by a representative from the British Council, the British Fashion Council, and Western NIS Enterprise Fund. The seventh – Victoria Balanyuk (FLOW the Label) – is the winner of the 2016 British Council Discovery of the Year Award as part of UFW’s annual Best Fashion Awards.