Ukraine

Mondo has been working in Ukraine since 2014. Prior to the full-scale war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, Mondo worked in eastern Ukraine in Luhansk oblast. The primary focus was on education, digital competences and democratic development. This work has been supported by the deployment of several expert volunteers. 

 

Today, Mondo’s partners and collaborators are scattered across Ukraine and beyond. Since Feb 24, 2022, we have focused on the provision of humanitarian food assistance, hygiene and shelter items as well as on off-grid energy solutions. We have also supported our local partners in organizing evacuations and maintaining a crisis hotline. In addition, we support reconstruction of buildings in northern and north-eastern oblasts. Since August we have funded rehabilitation camps and an education centre for IDP children in Zhytomyr oblast that includes PSS.

 

All of our activities in Ukraine are performed in close consultation and collaboration with our local partners: Vostok SOS, Educational Human Rights house Chernihiv, Dobrobat, Charity Fund “Real Ukranians”, 4myUkraine, and «Shure sertse» Charity Fund.

Mondo collects donations to support the people of Ukraine.

You can donate here and by calling 

9000380 – 5€

9000381 – 10€
9000382 – 50€

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Mondo activities in Ukraine after the full-scale war

  • Since Feb 24, 2022, Mondo has focused on sending humanitarian aid to Ukraine to address the most pressing needs of the affected populations. This included food, hygiene items, bedding, energy generators and solar panels. As of July 2022, we reorganized our humanitarian aid to purchase food packages in Ukraine to support the local economy, while sending only those items that are impossible or unreasonably expensive to buy in Ukraine.     
  • Mondo has sent more than 370 tons of food aid to Ukraine. With this we have provided more than million meals worth 667 kcal to the people in need and supported more than 350 000 people to get a day by with a sufficient daily food amount.
  • Mondo has also supported its local partners financially to maintain a hotline where affected populations and IDPs can obtain information about evacuation, shelters, humanitarian aid shipments etc. 
  • Mondo has provided financial assistance to local partners to arrange evacuations. Particular attention has been paid to evacuating individuals with special needs.     
  • The collaboration with our Ukrainian school network continues despite the network members being (internally) displaced. For example, recently we purchased computers for displaced teachers to enable them to continue their work. Digital competences training for teachers also continues online.
  • Mondo has supported reconstruction of 3 houses in Bucha raion, Kyiv oblast and is looking to continue supporting reconstruction of both private and public buildings.
  • Mondo supported the organization of a charity winter clothes fair for IDPs in Zhytomyr.
  • Mondo also supported summer camps (during summer) and a study centre (during the school year) where IDP children receive mentorship, PSS, food and entertainment activities, enabling their parents to work during the day.
  • Mondo is offering psychosocial support through free psychology sessions to IDPs and people affected by war in various regions.

Mondo activities in Ukraine before the full-scale war

Education

  • Mondo initiated an educational school network in Luhansk oblast and prior to the full-scale war was cooperating with 40 schools in the crisis region (25% of all schools). We have a human rights themed educational program directed specifically to the crisis area of eastern Ukraine. More than 1000 teachers and 12 000 pupils were benefiting from human rights and global education activities. 
  • Mondo has supported educational facilities in Ukraine in order to help schools create an environment that supports catch-up learning, use modern educational tools and integrate global topics into school lessons.
  • Our educational projects in Ukraine actively engage Estonian teachers. Mondo has organized study visits to Estonia for Ukrainian education workers during which we introduced the Estonian education system and visited Estonian schools. 
  • In collaboration with our partners, Mondo has organized many educational events in Ukraine. With the help of Estonian experts, we organized an ethics, values and corruption themed workshop in Kiev for eastern Ukrainian school principals. Since 2016, we have been organizing teacher’s training and conferences on human rights and SDGs. 
  • During quarantine, we offered a distance learning themed web-seminar series to over 3000 Ukrainian education workers.
  • We have provided schools in our education network with equipment for different subjects and ICT, equipment for active breaks (games, sports gear, badminton, etc) and disinfectants. To support distance learning, we provided 30 schools with projectors and audio systems which improved the schools’ ability to teach during COVID-19 pandemic.

Digital competencies for teachers

  • In 2021, Mondo piloted the Digital Competencies Training for teachers in the Ukrainian crisis areas. Local trainers completed the training and were scheduled to train teachers in their schools. However, due to the full-scale war, the training of teachers is now happening online instead.
  • Mondo has been facilitating seminars and webinars for Ukraine’s educational workers, in order to support distance learning and e-teaching skills.

Healthcare

  • Since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine in 2014, Mondo has been supporting more than 50 medical facilities in the Luhansk region with consumables and medical equipment and offered psychosocial support activities in eastern Ukraine.

Food security and livelihoods

  • Since 2014, Mondo has been offering humanitarian aid in Ukraine. In the early years of the conflict, we provided food aid and support to local hospitals.
  • In 2020, eastern Ukraine was struck by large-scale forest fires which destroyed hundreds of homes. Through Mondo’s Crisis Fund, our partner Vostok SOS received 2000€ for the support of families who lost their homes. Thanks to the donated money, five families were provided with home rebuilding materials.

Democratic development

  • On Mondo’s initiative, a new tradition of Opinion Festivals started in Severodonetsk in 2016. The opinion festival is a platform to raise a variety of topics relevant to democratic development of the society. The Opinion Festival in Severodonetsk took place every year in the beginning of September.  

Mondo’s partners in Ukraine

Vostok SOS

Vostok SOS  is a non-governmental organization that works to provide comprehensive assistance to IDPs and to people who have suffered as a result of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine. While the organization prior to 2022 focused on strengthening the civil society, building the capacity of local communities to ensure a sustainable development of the eastern regions, promoting democratic values and human rights, the focus today has shifted to respond to the growing humanitarian needs in Ukraine, strengthen and consolidate the volunteer movement in the country and support authorities and the local government in their efforts to evacuate and find housing for IDPs.

The main activities today are: provision of humanitarian aid, legal assistance, psycho-social support, documenting war crimes and human rights violations, advocacy on a regional and national level, support and capacity-building of educators and civil society.

Dobrobat

Dobrobat is the Ukrainian volunteer movement whose goal is to rebuild cities and infrastructure destroyed by Russian forces.

Eductional Human Rights house Chernihiv

EHRHC unites organisations, human rights defenders, and civil activists, who believe that education is an effective way to ensure human rights protection, which can secure long-term positive changes in the field of human rights protection and promotion.

The House initiatives and projects include formal and informal education and other activities to promote human rights. in a modern, well-equipped, and environmentally friendly resource centre, which provides a venue for events, conferences, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, etc. It also provides shelter for human rights defenders, who faced persecutions.

Charity Fund “Real Ukranians”

Charity Fund “Real Ukranians” is a Zhytomyr-based NGO that focuses on internally displaced persons. “Real Ukranians” work towards increased access to quality education among displaced children in Zhytomyr oblast and enhanced employment opportunities among displaced adults. In addition, “Real Ukranians” perform distribution of humanitarian aid, such as food, hygiene and household products, medication, and clothes.

«Shure sertse» Charity Fund

«Shure sertse» Charity Fund is an NGO based in Lviv that provides psychological consultations and retreats to Ukrainians affected by the war. One of the largest projects of «Shure sertse» is U.care project that solemnly focuses on providing psychological consultations.