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Volodymyr. A Shelter in Volyn

Volodymyr is a Ukrainian border town in the Volyn region, 11 kilometers from the border with Poland. Since February 24th, it has been serving as a transit point for many Ukrainians who were fleeing the war and moving to the West. However, lots of people stayed in the town. Many of them live in a shelter located in a dormitory of a Vocational training center. Things have changed since spring. Those who could come back to the liberated areas, have already left Volodymyr. Those, who have no place to come back yet, still live in the shelter. These people need support, yet they also provide it.  No place to come back yet Yurii Mozol, the head of the Vocational training center says, ‘When the full-scale invasion started, our regional administration reserved all the educational institutions that had dormitorie...
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Hilfswerk International. Helping to withstand

Hilfswerk International (HWI) is a non-profit organization registered in Austria which provides development cooperation and disaster relief. It was founded in 1978, and since then it has been working in more than 30 countries on four continents. With all that, it stays non-bureaucratic, resilient, addressing challenges fast. On February 24th, when millions of Ukrainians lost homes and means of living, HWI was among the first who started providing help. The organization is currently opening an office in Ukraine. This text shows what has been achieved during the last seven months and how STAN Youth NGO and Hilfswerk International were building their cooperation. Partnership Hilfswerk International and STAN Youth NGO started cooperating before the full-scale Russia’s invasion. In 2021, the organizations to...
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The active phase of the project “Emergency care and protection of affected internally displaced persons in Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees in Moldova” has begun.

Dear friends, we would like to inform you that the active phase of the project “Emergency care and protection of affected internally displaced persons in Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees in Moldova” has begun. Since the first weeks of a full-scale invasion STAN cooperates with an international organization Hilfswerk International in this direction. From now on, the work will focus on providing the necessities for shelters for displaced persons and psychosocial support for people who were forced to leave their homes due to the war. In particular, the project provides the arrangement and comprehensive support for the activities of 10 shelters of Ukraine. Not only comfortable places to sleep will be equipped. Shelters will be provided with food and hygiene products. However, people living in shelters will n...
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Bakosh. My cottage is not at the edge

Bakosh is a tiny village in Zakarpattia Region, not far from Chop. And Chop, as we in Ukraine were taught at school, is the most Western point of Ukraine. The distance from Bakosh village to the border is three kilometers straight. There are less than 1000 residents according to the official numbers in Bakosh. However, about 300 students study at Bakosh lyceum, which is many for such a small village. This is the only one high school with Ukrainian language of teaching in the whole hromada (an administrative unit in Ukraine). Moreover, the school is currently a shelter for the internally displaced people. A quiet and warm shelter. It is located in the very west of Ukraine, as western as it is possible. There are relatively few air alarms and there is no curfew in Zakarpattia Region at all. However, the Ukraini...
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People are different, values are common

A full-scale Russian invasion forced millions of Ukrainians to leave their homes. They had to pack their belongings and leave behind what was dear to them, without knowing when they would be able to come back, and whether it would be possible at all. This is hard for everyone, but vulnerable social groups face additional difficulties. Society is not always open to the representatives of the LGBTQI community, that’s why a shelter for this particular social group was opened in Chernivtsi. How it lives, and what challenges it faces – in this text.  Odesa — Chernivtsi Sasha is a transgender person from Odesa.  Sasha is a very positive person. He says on February 24th, one of the funniest stories in his life happened. Everyone was running around in panic that morning, but he was stubbornly going to his wo...
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The facilitation kit “Open Dialogue for Peace”

The facilitation kit "Open Dialogue for Peace" was created by Yuliia Liubych and Yaroslav Minkin based on the book of Enver Juliman, "Reconciliation: Directions along the Way." It is designed to maintain meaningful events for International Peace Day in Ukraine and all over the World. This facilitation kit has been produced with the assistance of the European Union under its Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship Programme. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union. The methodology was tested in Ukraine and Switzerland in 2022 as part of the cooperation between the Youth Organization "STAN" (Ukraine) and Polit-Forum Bern (Switzerland) with the support of the European Cultural Foundation. The authors also conducted open Dialog...
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“Residence” is a project for Ukrainian youth

The residence is an out of project for young people, which is aimed at creating permanent connections, sharing knowledge and experience, and improving the mental state. Both residencies took place in the village of Kozary, Ivano-Frankivsk region. The participants of the first residency were 15 young people from different cities of Ukraine. Of them, 3 persons are IDPs, 10 are volunteers at the headquarters of NGOs or other initiatives aimed at solving war-related problems. According to the organizers, it was important to provide this space to people who need a sense of security, comfort, a place to feel relaxed and gain resources. More details in the report - Residence - 1 The aim of the second Residency was to unite young artists, volunteers and IDPs around the exploration of the village, as well ...
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COMICS “HOW TONYA FELL IN LOVE WITH ENERGY”

The comic book will be useful for young people who are hesitating whether to choose energy as their future profession. But not just a profession, but an activity that would combine perspective, importance, financial independence, curiosity and values ​of the modern world, which is developing so rapidly. The heroine of the comic is Tonya, a tenth grader. She sincerely likes to research energy, but the girl is convinced that it is difficult for young people to break through here. Especially for girls. Will Tonya be able to overcome her fears and doubts? The comic in simple language tells about the gas and electricity markets, the heat supply system, and renewable energy. And using Tony's example, he shows that there are more and more opportunities for young people, especially girls, in energy. Also read a...
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Your rights: what you need to know

The booklet "Your Rights: what you need to know” answers questions that are a concern for both Ukrainian students and foreigners, who study in Ukraine. In this booklet experts explain student rights and responsibilities in understandable language. They are not only relevant to organizing of the education process, but also living conditions in dorms and leisure of students. Furthermore, the authors pay particular attention to such actual issues such as nondiscrimination, inviolability and personal freedom. This booklet is like a “judicial ambulance”, which every student can use if his or her rights have been violated. It is intended to give a brief overview of the laws, rights, responsibilities and limitations of all people residing in Ukraine: in addition to a wealth of resources for further consultation. How...
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Studying amidst the war

Children have to study. But studying and teaching in the current situation in Ukraine is complicated. Even when students are in relative safety, when they have access to the internet and the ability for distance learning, the schooling cannot be the same as before the war. To explain the changes and needs of the educational process after February 24th, 2022, we address the experience of The Restless alternative school in Ivano-Frankivsk.  In the shelter On the first day of the war, The Restless alternative school was turned into a shelter for forcefully displaced people. People arriving from the most dangerous areas lodged in the classrooms. At the same time, the school did not cease the teaching process but made it completely online. Anyway, around one-third of the students happen to be abroad. And frequen...
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