According to UNICEF, at least 29 thousand devices have already been donated. The program primarily affects the most vulnerable citizens.
Ukrainian schoolchildren can receive free laptops to use for studying. Focus figured out who can count on the technology.
The Ministry of Education and Science noted that due to active hostilities, one and a half million children were transferred to distance learning in the 2022/2023 academic year.
At the same time, about 516 thousand schoolchildren from the most vulnerable categories and 82 thousand teachers need laptops or tablets to access education.
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“Now many children are left not only without access to quality education, but also without the opportunity to learn new and interesting information or simply chat with friends. Devices for a child are not only about connecting to lessons,” the message says.
In this regard, the Ministry of Education and UNICEF have implemented a special program that allows children to receive equipment.
According to data published online, UNICEF has already donated almost 29 thousand laptops so that Ukrainian children have the opportunity to study. The equipment is purchased with the support of the European Union, the governments of Korea and Japan, as well as UNICEF national committees.
Devices for temporary use will be provided to displaced children, children with disabilities, as well as children from low-income families or those deprived of parental care.
As noted in the Ministry of Education and Science, priority is given to those areas in which, due to the war, it is not always possible to go to full-time education, namely: Chernigov, Sumy, Lugansk, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporozhye, Kherson, Nikolaev and Odessa.
Laptops for schoolchildren: how to get a device
The Ministry of Education and Science said that parents need to submit a special application to the educational institution where the child is studying.
It is important to stay in touch with the administration, because it is there that they decide who exactly will receive the devices after they enter the school. At the same time, the Ministry of Education and Science cannot decide who exactly will become the owner of the equipment.
Let us remind you that on November 24 it was reported that payments for displaced people were planned to change. Bill No. 9653 was registered in the Rada, which provides a list of grounds for refusing to pay assistance to displaced people.