REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MINISTRY FOR VETERANS AFFAIRS AND FULBRIGHT OFFICE IN UKRAINE AND U.S. EMBASSY DISCUSSED A DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN FROM THE TEMPORARILY OCCUPIED CRIMEA
The participants of the meeting talked about cooperation on several important issues, in particular, the programs of distance learning for children who are forced to live in the territory of temporarily occupied Crimea and displaced persons under the Ukrainian programs at the Kherson Distance Learning Centre.
“The issue of involving children and youth in Ukrainian educational programs is one of the priorities of our Ministry. This gives Ukrainian children and young people who are forced to live under temporary occupation the opportunity to receive a truly high-quality education, internships and training at foreign universities. In addition, it attracts children to our Ukrainian cultural space,” said Oleksii Iliashenko.
They also touched upon the reintegration of veterans and attraction of specialists in retraining and educational retraining of internally displaced persons.
The Deputy Minister for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine for European Integration OleksiiIliashenko, Fulbright Program Director in Ukraine Marta Kolomayets and Assistant Attache for Culture and Education of the US Embassy in Ukraine Michael Hackett attended the meeting.
Fulbright Public Policy Fellow, Aimee Wenyue Chen, who provides technical assistance to the Ministry for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories, and IDPs, researches case studies and best practices for IDP integration has also attended the meeting.