Mondo restored two schools in Ukraine
In addition to the restoration of schools in Mykolaiv and Zaporizhzhia region, teachers from both schools participated in training on psychosocial support and digital learning.
The war in Ukraine affected education in Ukraine – as of the end of 2022, war activity has damaged 2,619 educational institutions, of which 406 have been destroyed. In addition, in September 2022, only a third of Ukrainian schools started contact learning.
During the project Mondo, together with partner organisation Dobrobat repaired the roof of Mykolaiv Gymnasium #7, which was hit by a Russian missile. As an overall result of the works, 1300m² of the roof was repaired, 158m of the ridge was installed and a drainage system was repaired
In the Khortytsia National Academy in Zaporizhzhya, volunteers removed nearly 78 tonnes of construction waste, including debris caused by an explosion from a Russian strike. 127 windows were installed and one of the school’s wings was renovated. As a result of the repairs, the Academy now has 170m² of additional study space ready to use once the students get a chance to return to school.
“Restoring schools is vital for the learning to continue as quickly as possible once the situation stabilises in the region. Until then the teachers continue to support students online while using the skills gained from our training,” said Viktoria Iškina, Mondo’s project manager.
56 teachers participated in the digital competencies and MHPSS training.
During the period of August to October, 56 teachers participated in Mondo’s digital competencies and MHPSS training. 15 educators from Mykolaiv Gymnasium #7 and 41 from Khortytsia National Academy completed a 5-day training session organised in Kyiv. As a result of the training, educators were equipped with a toolkit and skills on how to advance the resilience of online learning. They also advanced their techniques and methods of psychosocial support needed to assist both themselves and the students in coping with the war-related stress.
The project was supported by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.