Until February 24, the Charity Fund of the Kyiv School of Economics KSE Foundation took care of education and science, supported students and professors. After the start of the full-scale invasion, the KSE Foundation reorganized its work and accumulated forces to assist the Army and provide humanitarian support to Ukrainians. However, the educational DNA of the KSE Foundation remains, so ensuring quality education even in times of war is a priority of the foundation. One of the projects to achieve this goal, which is implemented by the KSE Foundation, is the All-Ukrainian program to provide schools in Ukraine with reliable shelters.

As part of the all-Ukrainian program, dozens of educational institutions have already been provided with comfortable and modern shelters, as a result more than 7,000 schoolchildren have returned to offline classes. The goal of the project is to equip 300 school shelters.

Successfully implemented case: Arts school No. 9, Kyiv. Benefactor – OKKO (there are more than 400 filling stations all over Ukraine under the OKKO brand).

The accommodations were cleaned of fungus, cement screed was made, lighting was arranged, all surfaces were painted, stairs were repaired and fire doors were installed. Comfortable seats were purchased and comfortable conditions were created for the stay and protection of children and teachers during air alarms. 

300 school children now have a comfortable storage facility. The school specializes in creative disciplines, so the possibility of offline learning is especially necessary for a high-quality educational process, mastery and consolidation of skills. The presence of a convenient shelter allows children to continue their occupation even during air alarms – it is enough to descend into a comfortable updated storage.