Laptops for teachers from HP and Microsoft with the help of the Olena Zelenska Foundation – Kyiv Post

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With the help of the Olena Zelenska Foundation, 38,856 laptops will be donated to Ukrainian teachers to ensure a high-quality educational process as part of a broader Global Business Coalition for Education “Digital Equity for Ukraine” initiative ( GBC-Education), Theirworld, HP Inc. and Microsoft, which provided laptops and software respectively.

“The majority of Ukrainian schools now offer online education. These are institutions or schools destroyed by the enemy in the areas where the bombardments are the most intense. And yet, education is not interrupted. Even in times of war, teachers are carriers of knowledge and students strive to acquire it. As long as children learn and teachers teach, our country has a future. Therefore, our task is to do everything to ensure that the educational process continues,” said First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska.

Laptops will be donated to support teachers in 12 regions of the country.

“When choosing regions, we were guided by the principle that it is necessary to proportionally cover the needs of regions with a high percentage of distance education, as well as a large number of damaged educational institutions and destroyed”, explained the director of Olena Zelenska. Nina Gorbachova Foundation.

In November, it is planned to deliver 20,981 laptops to Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Zhytomyr, Chernihiv and Kyiv regions. An additional 17,875 laptops will go to Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Odessa, Sumy and Kharkiv regions in January-February 2023.

Today, November 10, the first batch of laptops in the amount of 3,097 units was handed over to teachers in Lugansk and Chernihiv regions.

“We are here today in solidarity with Ukraine, and in particular with the children and young people of Ukraine, because we believe that every child should have the best start in life and a safe place to learn,” said said Justin van Fleet, president of Theirworld. and Executive Director of the Global Business Coalition for Education.

Delivery in Ukraine to all teachers is provided by GBC-Education in cooperation with the Ukraine House Foundation and the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States of America.

“Supporting education and science is one of the priorities of our diplomatic fight and one of the main axes of Ukraine House. Because after winning the war, which we have no doubt about, we will have to live in peace and rebuild a new, innovative Ukraine,” said Oksana Markarova, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION. The Olena Zelenska Foundation is a charitable organization whose mission is to restore the human capital of Ukraine so that every citizen feels physically and mentally healthy, protected, able to realize their right to education and build a future in his native country.

At the center of the Foundation’s work is a person. The organization focuses its efforts on three main areas: medicine, education and humanitarian aid. In particular, the Foundation works for the restoration and material and technical support of medical and educational institutions that were totally or partially destroyed during the war; provides humanitarian aid to family-type orphanages, displaced persons and persons with disabilities.

Contact details:
Website: zelenskafoundation.org

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