Guest lecture by a stakeholder of the Public Administration and Business Management educational program on the topic: “Prospects and opportunities of youth in the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.”

29.11.2023 | 09:22

On November 28, 2023, at the Department of Public Administration and Business Management of the Faculty of Finance and Business of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, a meeting of first-year higher education graduates with the head of the public organization “INNOVATION UKRAINE” and co-founder of the Ukrainian brand “Fine Genes” Maria Ustymenko, a stakeholder of the educational programs Public administration and business management, took place at the Department of Public Administration and Business Administration, Faculty of Finance and Business Management, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.

Maria Ustymenko, Head of Public Organization Innovative Ukraine and Cofounder of Ukrainian Brand Fine Genes

During the meeting, Maria Ustymenko shared her own experience of internships and internships in public authorities and the penitentiary service of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The guest spoke about the immeasurable opportunities and prospects that open up for young people. She appreciated the importance of developing professional competence during training and drew attention to volunteer initiatives and projects. Maria Ustymenko also recommended interesting literature for self-development.

The speaker also called on higher education students to volunteer. She spoke about her own participation in social projects with children who have experienced all the horrors of war and have been forced to change their place of residence. She also spoke about supporting children’s special institutions and the idea of creating her own brand, which she and her friend started during a social project with internally displaced children and their parents.

In the concluding part of the meeting, Maria Ustymenko spoke about the challenges of war for the development of Ukraine and the relocation of business to the Western regions. She called on students to be active and responsible citizens who are ready to change the country for the better.

“Our country is going through a difficult time now,” said Maria Ustymenko. “But it is also a time of great opportunities. Young people can make their contribution to the restoration of Ukraine and its development. To do this, it is important to be active, proactive, and willing to work for the good of your country.”

“Volunteering is a great way to make the world a better place,” said Maria Ustymenko. “It helps us develop humanity, compassion, and responsibility.”

The lecture was met with great interest by the students. They asked many questions about the speaker’s experience, the prospects for the development of Ukraine, and the challenges of volunteerism.

Maria Ustymenko’s lecture was a valuable contribution to the education of young people who are ready to take an active part in the reconstruction of Ukraine.