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  • European Commission to allocate EUR 14 million for school buses for Ukrainian children and calls on EU organizations to join the initiative
    Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, posted 25 November 2022 13:06

    November 24, 2022 saw 9 months since russia’s full-scale military invasion of the territory of independent sovereign Ukraine.

    “Education and science have suffered great losses. But despite this, we did not stop the educational process, managed to organize the admission campaign and start a new academic year. We continue to do everything possible for Ukrainian children to study in safe conditions. We have negotiated with our international partners to provide teachers with laptops. We also continue to communicate on technical support for students,” said Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Serhii Shkarlet.

    Europe has been supporting Ukraine since the beginning of the russian aggression.

    Europeans have opened their hearts and homes to more than 8 million Ukrainians, of which more than 4 million have benefited from the mechanism of temporary protection in EU member states.

    European schools have hosted hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian children.

    Foreign partners continue to provide unprecedented support to Ukraine.

    President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen in her statement on the occasion of World Children’s Day announced a solidarity campaign to provide Ukrainian children with school buses in early 2023. In particular, to allocate 14 million euros for the purchase of school buses for Ukrainian children.

    The Commission has called on public and private organizations in the EU and beyond to join forces and demonstrate solidarity by providing Ukraine with the buses it needs to transport students safely to school.

    All public institutions and private companies based in the EU wishing to donate buses can contact the national focal point of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM): UCPM focal points in EU countries.

    Serhii Shkarlet reminded that the European Commission has also started practical steps to allocate EUR 100 million to restore 74 schools in Ukraine destroyed as a result of russian military aggression.

    Earlier, Ukraine joined the Global Partnership for Education.