The first Ukrainian educational centre is officially opened in the capital (Sofia) Bugaria. The main objective of this school is to provide education to displaced Ukrainian children. It has been operating since September 15. Through the institution, Ukrainian teachers help the youngsters who escaped the turmoil in their country to learn the Ukrainian curriculum in actual classrooms rather than at home. The “Open Doors” Situation Center team started the effort, which has been searching for the best ways to provide alternate access to education that is quite similar to a proper learning environment for several months.
Joanna Bestyuk said, ” Registering their children in Bulgarian schools is the right decision made by Ukrainian parents as they are not in a condition to return home, and I don’t think they will ever be. In addition, there are several obstacles in the path of Ukrainian children to acquiring education in Bulgaria due to the language barrier, foreign curricula, and fragile emotional state due to the concussion of war and settlement in another country far from home.
Joanna added, ” when Ukrainian kids learn remotely from home, their mothers lose the chance to work and provide for the kids and themselves. Additionally, a significant portion of them lacks the required tablet or laptop. Last but not least, kids who study at home lose the chance to interact with others, and they will not be able to socialize themselves”.
The recently opened Ukrainian educational centre delivers Bulgarian culture, language lessons and other activities during the entire day schedule. The institution includes ten classrooms and is situated at 188 Slivnitsa Boulevard. The instructional process cannot be completed without the most fundamental tools. For this reason, the organizers compiled a list. They stated that each item represents a step toward the ultimate objective, to prevent children from having to pay with their futures for circumstances that were not their fault.
The event organizers stated that the transportation van caught fire while delivering large numbers of computers and other electronic appliances from Germany. The good thing is no one got injured, and the equipment was rescued before getting damaged. It needs some experts to be fully operational.
In addition, they require desks, kid-sized chairs, flipcharts, printers, A4 paper, notebooks, chemicals, markers, air conditioners, projectors, TVs, refrigerators, CCTV cameras, cleaning supplies, sticker printing, assistance with freight transport in Sofia and Varna, electrician assistance, assistance with furniture assembly, as well as volunteers to teach afternoon classes in Bulgarian language, culture, English language club, games, and creative courses.