The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has had a devastating impact on the youngest victims of this unjust war – the children of Ukraine. With over 5 million children experiencing a significant disruption to their education, every facet of their day to day lives has been affected. Access to education has been particularly impacted, with thousands of schools damaged or destroyed, millions of families displaced, and parents and caregivers reluctant to send children to school due to safety concerns.
In response to this crisis, Ukraine Friends is taking action by collecting gently used laptops and financial donations to support their delivery directly to children and teachers who need them. Each laptop is equipped with a sticker listing different mental health platforms, ensuring access to support systems right when they are needed.
Access to education is not only a fundamental human right, but it is also a critical component to the mental and physical well-being of children. By providing laptops, we are not only supporting access to education, but also community, normalcy and hope.