In 2014, a war broke out in eastern Ukraine and Angelina’s family was forced to leave their home. At first she lost interest in life, but thanks to her parents and the understanding that there are people who suffer even worse, she realized she wants to help others. For more than 3 years she has been a volunteer, helping psychologists in the camp for children who suffered because of military actions in eastern Ukraine. She is a mediator for children whose parents are at war and children who live in the war zone. In 2016, Angelina became Ukraine’s representative in the Children’s European Parliament. She wants to develop social inclusion of vulnerable children and child participation. Angelina also participates in working groups of the Children’s Ombudsman and the Ministry of Social Policy, where she talks about the need to involve children in decision-making processes. Thanks to her efforts, the Children’s Council was founded in Ukraine, children began to be invited to meetings and they became members of the Commission on Child Protection under the Ministry of Social Policy.
Nominated by The Ukrainian Charitable Fund “Right to Live”All 2019 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees