In times of trouble, people are amazingly resilient, mobilizing mass quantities of food, water, medicine and even shelter to places where it is needed the most. Of course, everyone hopes that life will return to normal as soon as possible. In the case of the Ukraine, there is no way to predict when the conflict may end and when people can return to their homes. In some cases, their homes are no longer there to return to. Meanwhile, students who would normally be in school or taking classes online have mostly had to put their education on hold as school operations have been disrupted at every level.
Global Education Vision, a nonprofit based in the United States, has launched a pilot program that can later be modeled in disaster or emergency situations to restore a quality education to those who have had their studies interrupted, for whatever reason. We begin this program by addressing the immediate needs presented by the war in Ukraine and the millions of Ukrainians who have fled to other countries, or the thousands who are in shelters or who have had their schools destroyed. This program will restore instruction in Ukrainian as quickly as possible for Ukrainian students, no matter where the teachers or students might be.
Ultimately, the program will be administered through a cellphone or laptop dashboard that allows teachers or parents to set up a free account and run every aspect of a comprehensive educational program in Ukrainian, from Nursery school to 12th grade, from setting up a class roster, attendance, initial assessment by subject, content delivery, grading, quizzes, exams, periodic student reviews and report cards. Basically, everything a teacher needs to monitor a student’s academic progress, deliver content and provide feedback to parents and students will be available through the dashboard in Ukrainian.
Video training is being prepared for teachers and parents who wish to use the system for their students or children. In addition, we will coordinate our system to allow administrators to collect data from multiple teachers and assemble it in one front office account for record keeping, archives and coordination with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics.
If you would like to join us, volunteer or donate to support the program, please contact us for more information at: SERP@gevglobal.org.
We understand that you care how efficiently your donation is being used. That's why we will show you how every dollar was spent, how you made a difference, and how grateful the students and teachers are!