International plan | The distribution of tablets helps Ukrainian children to continue their studies

Over the past month, more than 4 million people have fled Ukraine, including two million children. Although the war has disrupted their education, it is vital that their studies continue as soon as possible. Beyond learning, education provides a protective environment and is a fundamental right that must be protected.

Plan International partners with JRS (Jesuit Refugee Service) to ensure that Ukrainian children and adolescents in Romania have uninterrupted access to safe, inclusive and quality education that will support their psychosocial well-being.

In Romania, Plan International is working with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) on a project to ensure Ukrainian children and adolescents have uninterrupted access to inclusive, safe and quality education that will support their psychosocial wellbeing, as well as that of their their families and teachers.

Safe and Inclusive Education for Refugee Children and Adolescents in Romania (SIERCAR) will meet the immediate educational needs of children through the creation of temporary learning spaces and, in the long term, will facilitate the integration of Ukrainian children into the Romanian school. system by working and engaging with the Romanian government.

40 tablets distributed

As part of the project, on Monday April 4, we distributed 40 tablets to a temporary learning space in a JRS-run reception center where around 30 Ukrainian children and their mothers are living until they find accommodation. more permanent can be found.

“I am grateful for the tablet because my daughter, who is in primary school, will be able to continue learning online. Also, the kindergarten apps will help me do educational activities with my little boy,” said a Ukrainian mother living in the shelter.

“I am a student at home in Ukraine and thanks to this tablet, I will be able to follow my studies and keep in touch with my classmates,” said a teenager.

Children supported in Bucharest

An additional 60 tablets have been delivered to a temporary learning space set up at a school in Bucharest where 227 Ukrainian children and their teachers are being supported so that they can continue studying the Ukrainian curriculum.

The SIERCAR (Safe and Inclusive Education for Refugee Children and Adolescents in Romania) project will meet the immediate educational needs of children through the creation of temporary learning spaces and, in the long term, it will facilitate the integration of Ukrainian children into the school system by working and engaging with the Romanian government.
The SIERCAR (Safe and Inclusive Education for Refugee Children and Adolescents in Romania) project will meet the immediate educational needs of children through the creation of temporary learning spaces and, in the long term, it will facilitate the integration of Ukrainian children into the school system by working and engaging with the Romanian government.

The tablets were installed with a number of applications developed by the Ukrainian government to allow children to follow the Ukrainian school curriculum, as well as applications to promote the well-being of children and teachers, Romanian lessons, etc. .

“In my school in Ukraine, I teach computer science to primary school children. With these tablets, I can finally continue to teach my students and give them a sense of normalcy,” said a teacher at the temporary learning space.

Helen D. Jessen