3,198 educational institutions in Ukraine suffered from bombings and shelling, and 286 were completely destroyed. Education in schools was interrupted for 5.7 million children
The Ukrainian Reconstruction Fund launched a fundraising campaign in the US to raise funds to support the children of Ukraine. The Fund’s focus is on helping educational institutions in war-torn territories.
Why is this important?
Children are the most vulnerable category of civilians during hostilities. Deportation, kidnapping, injury, loss of loved ones, and native home — they experience all this together with adults while receiving much deeper emotional trauma.
School No. 21, Chernihiv
In addition, the war limits or completely deprives a significant part of Ukrainian children of access to education. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Education and Science, 3,198 educational institutions in Ukraine were damaged by bombings and shelling. 286 were completely destroyed.
UNICEF estimated that 5.7 million children had their education interrupted due to Russian aggression. In particular, approximately 3.6 million were directly affected by the school closures.
School No. 2, Bakhmut
School No. 134, Kharkiv
Waltz on the ruins: a graduation dance was performed in the destroyed school of Kharkiv