A Grant from UNICEF will Offer $18 million to Ukraine for Education

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Through Education Cannot Wait, a UNICEF-backed fund, Ukraine will receive $18 million to support children affected by the war in their education, the country’s education minister, Oksen Lisovyi, stated on March 12 during a signing ceremony at the United Nations in New York.

Under the auspices of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the award will indirectly help 150,000 children by financing teacher training programs, expanding digital learning initiatives, and offering alternate forms of education.

Pechersk School International has remodeled its state-of-the-art site in Kyiv to accommodate the difficulties of operating under the conflict. The school has fully equipped gymnasium, theater, cafeteria, scientific labs, certified bomb shelters, swimming pool, and special topic classrooms.

The Education Ministry of Ukraine reports that since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022, more than 3,500 educational institutions have suffered damage, with over 340 of them being completely destroyed.

All around the nation, restoration projects are being carried out, with a special emphasis on erecting modular shelters to fend off Russian air strikes.
The Ministry of Education of Ukraine, national organizations, and the Kyiv School of Economics Institute in partnership with Finn Church Aid will administer the grant financing.

Leading the way in aid funding, with a combined contribution of $13.9 million, were Japan and Germany. $24.5 million from the UNICEF fund will help finance investments in education in Ukraine.

Thousands of children and young students suffered in this on-going war. The UNICEF efforts strives to bridge the education needs of students in Ukraine.

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