Germany allocating 5 mln euros to help repair schools in Ukraine
MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - Germany is allocating 5 million euros in funding to support a project in Ukraine to repair schools, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Ukraine said.
"The UNDP-led project will support resilience building and green recovery through repairing and retrofitting damaged education facilities as part of the UNDP's Resilience Building and Recovery Offer. Initial targets for funding were drawn from a list of 74 schools distributed over 12 municipalities that are in need of urgent repairs. The list was issued by Ukraine's Ministry of Education," Ukrainian media quoted the UNDP as saying in a statement.
The German government's funding contribution will further support the Ukrainian government in repairing 12 more schools in five regions (Zaporozhye, Nikolayev, Rovno, Sumy and Chernigov), enabling over 3,000 students to get back to their studies.
German Ambassador to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen, for her part, said it is important to invest in the future of Ukraine, and in the resilience of its children and their teachers.