MIP: Educational Programme ‘Shodyny’ Begins in Donbas Cities
On 12 June 2018, a press conference titled ‘Shodyny: 14 Steps Towards New Education’ was held at the news agency Ukrinform’s press centre.
During the event, it was announced that the educational programme Shodyny was being launched in 14 cities of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions. The programme will help schoolers, teachers and public activists develop projects I the educational field and attract funding for their implementation.
“This project is a brilliant opportunity for children from Easter Ukraine and their teachers to work out educational projects and, what’s more important, receive financing in order to bring them to life,” the Head of the Sector for Information Reintegration of Crimea and Donbas of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, Viktor Lytvinov, was quoted as saying.
The programme begins in Sloviansk on June 15th and will be followed up in Starobilsk, Rubizhne, Bakhmut, Kostiantynivka, Toretske, Druzhkivka, Kramatorsk, Dobropillia, Pokrovsk, Novohrodivka, and Mariupol. It is due to finish on August 1st.
The winners will get UAH 25,000 to carry out their initiatives. In addition, the best schoolers’ projects will have an opportunity to start crowdfunding campaigns on GoFundEd, a dedicated platform.
“The platform allows teachers, schoolers and NGOs from all over Ukraine to publish interesting ideas designed to develop their schools or communities as well as attract funds from donors. For the two years we’ve been in Ukraine, nearly 70 various school initiatives have been implemented and more than UAH 2mln collected,” the head of the NGO Pro.Svit and the crowdfunding platform GoF, Liliia Borovets, said.
The programme is carried out by the NGO Pro.Svit with the support of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine and the USAID-funded Ukraine Confidence Building Initiative (UCBI II).
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