What is happening with education in Donbass?

donbass-childrenThe fight began in April 2014 and lasted for months until Ukraine and separatists have arrived at different resolutions to stop violence and release prisoners. But the ceasefire has never been carried out completely. Both parties have used the calm to be strengthened.

In November 2014, the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko signed a decree imposing an economic blockade in eastern Ukraine and the removal of all types of state funding, including hospitals and schools.

What were the consequences?

First, college students who were in the territory of Donbass and Lugansk under the control of pro-Russian separatists began to abandon existing Ukrainian universities there. Some of them were hosted in other Ukrainian universities, asking the rest of his teammates to follow the same path.



At the same time, many primary and secondary schools were badly damaged by the conflict as pictured. For the same reason any school in the rest of Ukraine, whether in the city it is, it faces the task of admitting the exiled children of the Donbass region.

It is known that in the territories under the control of separatists still some schools and universities, although they lack any kind of license to operate as they do on behalf of New Russia (Novorossiya) function. Meanwhile in the self-proclaimed Republic of Donetsk Donbass, belonging to the Confederation New Russia, is used to finance various projects of dubious reputation known as “patriotic education of society and youth to unite the Russian world”.

The truth is that education has been a major affected by this conflict. The vast majority of Donbass children can not go to school in decent conditions.

5,665 people died and 13,961 were injured in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

An estimated 5.2 million still living in the conflict zone.

In Ukraine psychologists volunteers to help exiled children and mitigate Donbass making them forget the memories of the conflict are currently needed.