More than 13,000 schoolchildren and kindergarten students will meet on the 1 of September at the desks of their educational institutions – in order to resume offline learning, the KSE Foundation, with the support of benefactors, is arranging shelters in schools across Ukraine.
“This summer, school preparation for us went according to repair plans. Any educational institution for the resumption of full-time education must provide children with a shelter equipped in accordance with the requirements of the State Emergency Service. After the full-scale invasion, the KSE Foundation has significantly expanded the areas of its work, but we remain a charitable foundation with an educational DNA – so, together with the benefactors, we set ourselves the goal of returning as many children as possible to quality and safe education. Repairs of shelters in 35 schools have been completed today, more than 13,000 children will return to offline education tomorrow,” – says Svitlana Denysenko, director of the KSE Foundation.
The KSE Foundation’s “ZAKHYSTOK: Safe Education” shelter arrangement program is open: any school or kindergarten in need of a shelter can apply. The committee will consider the application and contact the contact person: https://foundation.kse.ua/safe-education/
KSE Foundation arranges turnkey shelters. One of the primary tasks of the program is the restoration of face-to-face education – teachers note the need for offline lessons for quality acquisition of knowledge and skills, and school psychologists emphasize the importance of socialization.
“School basements, which have not been used for years, and in some cases decades, or have served as storage for things, cannot perform the role of shelter without significant repairs. They require sanitary cleaning and treatment from fungus, arrangement of sewerage and ventilation system, replacement of electrical wiring, floor screed, waterproofing, etc. It is important to return schoolchildren to offline studying – among peers and with the opportunity to acquire practical skills. But it is equally important to ensure decent conditions for them to stay in the shelter during air alarms,” – says Maryna Borysenko, head of the KSE Foundation’s recovery department.
The goal of the “ZAKHYSTOK: Safe Education” program is to provide comfortable shelters for 300 educational institutions of Ukraine.