In times of wars or crises, children are the most vulnerable. Due to the disturbances they become exposed to, the consequences on their lives are long-term.
But this crisis, not only does it affect the children, but also the schools as educational systems. And the educational system, school by school, teacher by teacher, must integrate children from Ukraine, and in order to do that it must not collapse.
Learn more about the need, as explained by Tatiana in Ukraine.
In a country that is already facing problems, we need to act immediately, because this new crisis caused by the war will only make them worse.
During the COVID health crisis, we have already proved that we can come together as individuals or companies, no matter what other causes we support.
We invite you to keep up the same pace and work together to solve a huge problem: the new crisis that is affecting education.
TOGETHER we are building the RESILIENCE FUND FOR EDUCATION.
The purpose of the fund is to support the educational system to accommodate and integrate the large numbers of refugee children from Ukraine.
The risks for all of us – children, adults, employers – are BIG. The biggest risk is the collapse of the education system, which was facing major challenges anyway. Thus, each of us will face the direct consequences.
We need to help address and reduce the psycho-emotional impact the war and violence had on Ukrainian minors. Given that they are far from home, in a country with an unknown language and nothing around them looks like what they left behind, the only familiar thing that can alleviate the emotional suffering of Ukrainian children is school. “Children have specific needs, which concern also the trauma caused by the separation of the families, the state of war and the interruption of school activities.From this point of view, organized social activities for refugee children in Greece, for example, are helpful, but they cannot replace the school, and host countries should make efforts to minimize disruption to the education of these children and to integrate them at a local level. We must remember that among the refugees will be Ukrainian teachers, who have the best training to help refugee children and to organize a transition from one system to another. The school also helps parents, because it gives them time to express their suffering without having their children around, and also to take care of their own needs. ” – Recommendations made by Brad Blitz, Professor of International Policy at the UCL Institute of Education – Faculty of Education and Society.
In troubled and difficult times, the greatest help comes from everyone’s strength to find solutions and move forward, to find the courage and resources to face challenges. We believe, now more than ever, in the power that schools have to make a huge difference in the lives of children (Romanians and refugees). This power will come with the help of every adult who will show resilience, emotional agility, empathy, kindness, compassion, tolerance and initiative.
Donate and give them a chance to continue accessing education and emotional support in these times of crisis!