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Charitable Program "Recovery of Educational Losses"

A unique opportunity for all students in grades 1-11. Students will receive free access to educational materials from the first and largest distance school in Ukraine, "Optima," for any 2 subjects for 3 months.

Due to the full-scale war, the educational process in Ukraine has undergone significant changes. At the end of the 2022/2023 academic year, the Ministry of Education and Science identified gaps in knowledge among a large number of Ukrainian schoolchildren, especially among families forced to emigrate, relocated due to hostilities, or residing in conflict-affected areas. These gaps arose for various reasons, such as:

    • low quality of education in the conflict-affected regions of Ukraine and in areas with active hostilities;

    • power supply interruptions;

    • disruptions in education due to air raids and rocket attacks;

    • the absence of teachers for certain subjects in schools due to evacuation and other circumstances.

The educational recovery course program was launched in June 2023 with the aim of reducing the educational losses of Ukrainian schoolchildren.

Every student, regardless of their location, has a unique opportunity to catch up with the school curriculum by gaining free access to unique educational materials from the "Optima" distance school for 3 months. Participants will also receive all the necessary information on the educational programs for the entire academic year and professional support from “Optima” school teachers.

In 2023, 1000 students from grades 1 to 11 have already benefited from the charitable program "Educational Recovery" and are receiving a quality education for free!

The exact sciences are the most popular, with 360 students studying mathematics, 187 studying algebra, 141 studying geometry, 46 studying physics, and 78 studying chemistry. Humanities subjects are also in demand among Ukrainian students: 357 students are learning Ukrainian language, 135 are studying English, and 50 are studying Ukrainian history. In addition, 44 students have chosen computer science as their subject.

The charitable program includes:

    • initial testing to assess knowledge gaps;

    • independent work with interactive educational content;

    • support from subject-specific teachers through chat.

The initiative to implement the educational recovery program is supported by the “Optima” distance school in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Information about the program can be found on the Ministry's website..

Answers for the main questions

What is the "Recovery of Educational Losses" program?

It is a charitable program that provides students in grades 1-11 with free access to educational materials from the “Optima” online school for two subjects for a duration of 3 months. The program aims to reduce educational losses caused by the war in Ukraine.

What are the main reasons for educational losses among Ukrainian students?

The main reasons include the low quality of education in frontline regions and war zones, power supply disruptions, interruptions in learning due to air raids and missile attacks, as well as the absence of subject teachers in schools.

Which subjects are the most popular among program participants?

The most popular subjects are the exact sciences, such as mathematics, algebra, geometry, physics, and chemistry. Among humanities subjects, Ukrainian language, English language, and Ukrainian history are also popular.

What key elements are included in the charitable program?

The program includes initial testing to assess knowledge gaps, independent work with interactive educational content, and support from subject teachers through chat.

How can one apply to participate in the program?

Anyone interested can apply. This can be done on this page by clicking the "Apply" button or on the “Optima” school website at https://optima.school/formi-navcanna/vidnovlenna-znan. Registration will only take a few minutes.

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Reviews
Olena Tkachenko
The “Educational Loss Recovery” program turned out to be a godsend for us. Free access to “Optima” materials helped my son catch up with the curriculum. Mathematics and physics were particularly important for him. Thanks for such an initiative!
Pavlo Panasenko
The war significantly affected my daughter's education. We were exploring various options to address this situation. The “Educational Loss Recovery” program became our salvation. The learning, lessons, materials, and teacher support are top-notch. Thank you!
Iryna Stefanchuk
Thank you! If not for this program, I don't know how my son would have completed the academic year. He managed to catch up with the curriculum and even developed an interest in learning. We are immensely grateful for the opportunity to use the program. Thanks for the support in such a challenging time!
Serhii Bilous
Our family had to change our place of residence, and it undoubtedly affected our son's education. We discovered the program and decided to give it a try. No regrets. Many thanks for the chance to improve subjects and prepare for future exams.
Nataliia Kravchenko
“Optima” teachers are simply a treasure! Thanks for clear materials, support, and explanations. My son now enjoys English and mathematics. Very grateful for such a valuable resource for our children.
Viktoriia Krivko
We were forced to leave, and, of course, education took a back seat. My daughter lost interest in learning altogether. We decided to try the program from the foundation. Finally! The child is excited about lessons, everything is clear and concise. We covered important topics. Thanks for this opportunity!

No circumstances should hinder Ukrainian children from receiving education. We provide more information about the work of the Charitable Foundation “Children's Future”.

Each and every one of us does everything possible to help those around us, and daily donations to the Armed Forces of Ukraine or humanitarian needs have become a routine for Ukrainians. However, it is essential not to forget about other areas shaping our society. At the Charitable Foundation “Children's Future,” we strive every day to ensure that Ukrainian children receive quality and modern education.

Why do we engage in this?

After the onset of the full-scale Russian aggression against Ukraine, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian children were forced to leave their homes for other parts of Ukraine or even abroad. For several months, many schools could not continue the educational process in a full-fledged manner. However, it was crucial to provide children, scattered around the world, with the opportunity to study and acquire Ukrainian education. That's why the the Charitable Foundation “Children's Future” was established. The main goals of the foundation are:

  • • Make education more accessible for Ukrainian children, especially those who have been forced to leave their homes; children affected by war, and those living in remote areas.
  • • Minimize the consequences of Russian aggression for the Ukrainian education system.
  • • Influence the preparation and transition of Ukrainian schools to a modern, digitized approach to learning that is more universal and independent of external circumstances.

 

In the pursuit of these goals, we actively cooperate with local communities, government institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations, businesses, and international foundations. However, anyone can support our foundation in implementing valuable projects.

 

Our results and plans.

Thanks to the help and support of partners and those concerned about the future of Ukrainian education, the foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of euros for charity. The accumulated funds have been used to implement crucial projects in the field of education. A significant role in this was played by the foundation's partner, the “Optima” distance school.

  • • In the spring of 2022, the foundation helped more than 100,000 Ukrainian children complete the academic year online.
  • • In the fall-winter of 2022, during constant blackouts, students in grades 1-5 were provided with free access to the educational platform of the “Optima” school.
  • • Additionally, a charitable project to provide scholarships for the education of children affected by the consequences of war was implemented in the 2022-2023 academic year.

 

However, no matter how proud we are of the implemented projects, more challenges await all of us. Therefore, the foundation has set enormous plans to assist the state in building a new form of school education and Ukrainian children in maximizing the inclusivity of education and realizing their potential. Currently, the foundation is working on the implementation of several important projects:

 

  1. Program for recovering educational losses due to events related to the war.
  2. Scholarship program for children with special needs.
  3. Program to provide education for children whose parents died in the war.
  4. Scholarships for vulnerable categories of children in the 2023-2024 academic year.
  5. Blended learning for children in regions with a complicated education process.

 

You can read more about all these projects on our website (in the 'Projects' section), but we can note that they are already in the implementation stage. This means that thousands of Ukrainian children have already received scholarships and grants for education and are currently studying Ukrainian language, literature, history, algebra, chemistry, biology, physics, computer science, and other subjects from the corresponding class curriculum in a modern and safe manner.

 

Let's help together!

We are very proud of our work and those who help implement our charitable initiatives, from large businesses and organizations to everyone who donates to this important cause. However, thousands of children, from Ukraine, other countries, or temporarily occupied territories, still need help. This is what inspires and motivates us to move forward. We are grateful for any assistance and guarantee full transparency and accountability for our work (you can familiarize yourself with all the necessary documentation in the relevant section of our website).

Our children are undoubtedly the future of Ukraine. And we want to do everything possible for these talented, curious, and already so organized and independent individuals to receive a good education and fully realize themselves. Therefore, we invite everyone who wants to advance Ukrainian school education and help our children, even in such difficult times!