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Access to education in the de-occupied Velykodymer community

The project "Supporting access to education in the de-occupied territories of the Velykodymer Community, Brovar District, Kyiv Oblast" aims to help the local authorities to restore the educational process in the conditions of seriously damaged or completely destroyed educational infrastructure.

Our task, together with teachers and educational managers, is to develop the most optimal model of the educational process that can be provided with available resources, as well as to prepare presentation materials that will help the community in the search for resources to restore the educational infrastructure.

  • The project is implemented with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation
  • Implementation period: August 2022 - still ongoing
"De-occupied communities, where the educational infrastructure has been seriously damaged, have significant problems with the restoration of the educational process. This is critically important not only for the development of children, but also for the post-occupation reconstruction of the community. In addition, the experience of restoring the educational process, which we will offer with this project, can be used by other de-occupied territories; for example, the communities of Kyiv, Chernihiv and other regions with partially destroyed infrastructure," -

Liliya Hrynevych,

head of the board of NGO "Re:Osvita".

"Within the scope of the project, experts together with local authorities and educators will develop a model for restoring the educational process and prepare recommendations for its implementation. A series of trainings for teachers is planned for a successful start of the new school year. These trainings will be devoted to working with children who survived the war, new standards and programs, features of distance and mixed learning, etc. To help the community rebuild damaged infrastructure and address pressing issues, an appropriate "needs map" will be developed. It will include information about damaged buildings, as well as the necessary resources for their restoration,” -

Vadym Karandii,

manager of the project "Supporting access to education in the de-occupied territories of the Velykodymer community, Brovar District, Kyiv Oblast".

During the large-scale invasion of Ukraine, 19 of the 23 settlements of the Velykodymer сommunity were occupied. The educational infrastructure suffered serious destruction:
  • 5
    communal educational institutions were destroyed or seriously damaged
  • 1000
    children were evacuated from the occupied community through humanitarian corridors
  • 800
    children did not leave and were constantly under occupation
  • 500
    teachers need high-quality psychological and methodical support

The project includes four main blocks:

The project is implemented in partnership with the public organization GRM (Global Reforms Management) to create digital educational centers in communities affected by the aggression of the Russian Federation.