Germany Allocates €5 Mln to Restore Ukrainian Schools

by Roman Cheplyk
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Germany Allocates €5 Mln to Restore Ukrainian Schools

The funds will be implemented within the framework of the United Nations Development Program

The German government will restore 74 schools in 12 regions of Ukraine — Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, Rivne, Sumy and Chernihiv. Thus, more than 3.000 Ukrainian schoolchildren will be able to resume their studies. The funds will be implemented through the UNDP program. The new schools will be rebuilt and renovated in accordance with the Eurocode 8 standard, which is used when building in seismically active areas of the planet.

Reconstruction and modernization of schools will take place according to the Build Back Better principle and completely eradicate the tendency to use materials dangerous to health (fluorescent lamps, asbestos, sealants, etc.). A separate requirement for contractors is an accelerated process of purchasing materials and hence — architectural accessibility.

"At the end of the day, these children will live in this great country and rebuild it for the better. But they need schools to go to and teachers to guide them. We also need to ensure that school buildings are safe, healthy places to learn." from the point of view of environmental standards", German ambassador to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen.

According to Jaco Cilliers, the permanent representative of UNDP in Ukraine, their specialists are already studying the scope of work and personally visit each object that needs repair.

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