Ukraine and its people have been torn apart by war. Life-saving emergency relief remains important but there is now a need to start to rebuild lives and communities. Well over 800 schools have been damaged (over 100 totally destroyed) as well as many hospitals. Young lives will have severe psychologically trauma. This project will support small scale programmes run by local organisations to rebuild and re-equip communities and rebuild lives.
Ukraine and its people have been torn apart by war. There is estimated to be US$4.5billion of damage to education establishments and US$1.7billion of health care (Oct 2022). Infrastructure rebuilding will require substantial investment and rebuilding will take years. The need is clear and present now and smaller scale funding will provide educational and healthcare support to ensure studies can continue and elementary health care can take place. Children require trauma therapy plans now.
Local groups will mobilise to identify relatively small scale rebuild and reequip projects. One example are Rotary groups across Ukraine who in turn will work with local volunteer groups and local authorities to identify and implement rebuild programmes. Programmes to support children having to cope with the trauma of war will give an alternative focus to the threat and reality of shelling and escaping to bomb shelters. Play and crafts are known to help explore emotions and open communication
Children across Ukraine had already lost much education due to Covid. This war has had not just a traumatic impact on them but also further restricted their education. Returning children to formal education is essential for the future of Ukraine. Several thousand children will be provided with improved education, as well as hundreds receiving trauma support programmes. Long-term health, both physical and mental, will be improved.