The present requires us to make quick decisions and be fully involved in the process here and now. Therefore, our team, in cooperation with European partners, is beginning to raise funds to support war victims and transfer this money to local initiatives that care for internally displaced persons.
In Chernivtsi, the Multidisciplinary Lyceum for Gifted Children has become a shelter for people from all regions of the country seeking refuge from war. The SILab Ukraine team has helped the lyceum staff equip the institution with sleeping areas (blankets, pillows, mats and mattresses) and purchase a generator.
Teachers and the administration of the lyceum have sheltered more than 300 people, mostly children and women. These are people who came from Donetsk, Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Kherson and Cherkasy regions. In this school, everyone receives delicious lunches, while kids are provided with baby food. There is also a swimming pool for children. On March 8th, the team of the educational institution, together with the Regional State Administration, held an art evening
"War is a thorough test of friends for faithfulness and loyalty, of people for compassion, empathy and humanity, of citizens for patriotism and consciousness. We will never be the same as we were before the war. The war puts its own accents and in the dark times one can see light people very clearly… as to the dark ones, unfortunately, one can see them too. People from different parts of Ukraine… people with tears in their eyes were grateful for the empathy, care, assistance and help. They will forever be dear to each other and us. We are demonstrating that we are a nation, we are one, we are Ukraine” — Liubov Hodniuk, representative of Chernivtsi Regional State Administration.