Motivating younger generations to engage with the ideas of the liberty movement is crucial for the promotion of a free, prosperous world. With this objective in mind, Ukrainian Students for Freedom (USF) has provided lectures and discussions—Liberty Classes—in various Ukrainian cities including Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Odesa, Sumy, Chernivtsy, and Mariupo. These classes have attracted more than 400 attendees. And, by partnering with the Bendukidze Free Market Center (BFMC) and the Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation (UEFF), USF was able to bring in experts in politics, economics, and law to introduce the public to new ideas and approaches to solving existing social challenges.
“I was captured by the magic of Liberty,” explained Magran Tata, an attendee and Syrian refugee whose family fled to Ukraine. Magran gained insight into his long-standing questions: What was wrong with the Syrian economy? Why is liberty essential for peace? Magran went on to graduate from USF’s Leadership Program, and has been inspired to create real change in Ukraine; to make it prosperous and protected from the same kinds of mistakes made in Syria. “I want my new home to be rich and prosperous,” Magran proclaimed. He dreams of meeting Palmer one day to say “Thank you for all that you do for people like me!”
USF is planning to launch a unique "follower" system that will expand its network to people interested in the liberty movement, but who may not have the time to contribute as members. With the combination of this new system, the Leadership Program, Liberty Classes, and civil activism, Ukrainian Students for Freedom is successfully expanding youth engagement within the liberty movement throughout Ukraine and the rest of the world.
Atlas Network supported USF’s Liberty Classes with a grant.