Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said this at the official opening of the All-Ukrainian Forum “After-School Education 2023: Challenges and Solutions.”
The event celebrates the annual Day of After-School Programs on September 25th. This holiday aims to raise awareness of children’s right to receive education after school.
The conference united Government representatives, parliamentarians, educators, and scientists. Oksen Lisovyi, the Minister of Education and Science, attended the event.
In her welcome speech, the Deputy Prime Minister emphasized the need to create a practical approach to ensuring psychosocial support for children works effectively at the local level. The official believes that educators should join forces at the level of regions and communities to influence decision-making.
She reminded that every Regional Military Administration has centers for coordinating support for civilians. According to the official, these centers should have state heads for after-school education.
“During times of war, after-school programs have become crucially important. That’s why I express my profound gratitude to everyone who keeps caring for the education and the moral development of Ukrainian children, despite all the challenges,” stated Iryna Vereshchuk.