The border lyceum in Chernihiv region is undergoing renovation work – soon the educational institution will receive a comfortable shelter! All 367 students will be able to return to offline studying.

In order to return schoolchildren to classes as soon as possible, the frontman of the band ONUKA Nata Zhyzhchenko, Raiffeisen Bank Ukraine and the charity foundation of the Kyiv School of Economics joined forces.

*On the main photo: Koryukivka School students in a shelter before the start of repair works

In September, repair work began in the 136-square-meter premises – soil was excavated to increase the height of the premises in accordance with existing standards, the walls and ceiling were cleaned of whitewash, holes were filled with bricks, destroyed partitions were restored, and work began on the installation of ventilation.

The repair of the shelter is implemented within the framework of the all-Ukrainian program “ZAKHYSTOK: Safe Education” from the KSE Foundation – ONUKA is the ambassador of the project:

“I am grateful to everyone who joins this important project. Today we have the opportunity to see how the basement of Koriukivskyi Lyceum №2 is being transformed into a renovated and comfortable shelter. Since the start of the full-scale invasion, almost 1,000 air alarms have sounded in my native Chernihiv region. Each time, thousands of children have to leave their schools, interrupt the educational process, and expose themselves to danger. No one knows how long the war will last, and providing access to education to young Ukrainians is a matter of yesterday. This means only one thing – we need even more attention to ZAKHYSTOK. Tell, share information about the project and donate”, – says Nata Zhyzhchenko (ONUKA).

The city Koriukivka is located 30 km from the border with russia. The availability of shelter is a prerequisite for resuming face-to-face lessons.

“Previously, we did not have proper conditions for staying in the shelter. But our teachers still came up with something, even in such bad conditions: they taught, sang and played with the children”, – says director of lyceum Larysa Ostapenko.

Larysa notes that distance learning, which the lyceum students have been doing for over a year, has caused huge educational losses, and the children need psychological support. Now all students will be able to make up for missing knowledge.

You can also join the arrangement of school shelters – each hryvnia allows to repair more shelters. Make a donation using the link: ZAKHYSTOK: Safe education – KSE Charitable Foundation

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