When Russia invaded, Ukrainian teachers and students scattered. Since then, they’ve found ways to connect online. We interviewed a school director about her experience since that day in February, and how supporters like you are helping.
A: [For those who] went abroad, they should stay abroad because if something like this happens again they cannot leave if they come back to Ukraine. It will be difficult to return because the war is ongoing. Some of the children and parents who decided to stay in western Ukraine have already returned to Bucha, but they are ready with their luggage, just in case. We know that three of our teachers will not return to Ukraine. And other parents say that if the war is not over by September, they will stay where they are and their children will go to public schools in these new nations. The attitude is: We only have now. We only have today.
TSI donors have sent $7000 so far for Ukrainian schools, which urgently need our love and support. Additional funding will cover teacher laptops and lost wages so instructors can continue to reach students. Thank you for your support!