WHAT WE DO
ENGin is a nonprofit organization that pairs Ukrainian youth with English-speakers for free online conversation practice and cross-cultural connection. We work with students age 10-35 and volunteers age 14+.
We are helping a generation of young Ukrainians improve their spoken English and intercultural skills, making an impact on both an individual and a national level.
On an individual level, we equip students to access academic and professional opportunities.
On a national level, we connect Ukraine with the world, spurring economic growth and social progress.
We aim to transform Ukraine through the power of one-on-one connections, matching 100,000 students to volunteers within the next 5 years. Each of these pairings is a thread tying Ukraine to the world.
Today, our connections fight Russia's attempts to isolate and destroy Ukraine. Tomorrow, a generation of English-fluent, culturally competent young Ukrainians will rebuild our nation.
Please read our 2021 Annual Report here for our full story, our accomplishments, and our plans for the future. Credit: Michele Chu Design
HOW IT WORKS
ENGin pairs English learners with volunteers from around the world to conduct weekly online speaking sessions. Every learner and volunteer is screened to ensure their fit for the program. Participants are then matched based on preferences, interests, and availability to ensure an effective and mutually enjoyable communication experience. After a match is made, ENGin supports learners and volunteers throughout their participation in the program with tips, resources, and problem resolution.
ENGIN BY THE NUMBERS
Since I joined ENGin, I've changed my life. I've become more self-assured and actually started improving my English knowledge. Apart from boosting my confidence and English speaking skills, I am learning to communicate with people of different nationalities, opinions, and cultures. English listening skills too, a section Ukrainian students especially struggle with.