Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko held a meeting with representatives of theUNICEF on the restoration of educational and children's institutions that had been destroyed or damaged as a result of the Russian invasion.
Kyrylo Tymoshenko informed the UNICEF representatives about the plan to restore infrastructure in the affected regions of Ukraine. This plan consists of 16 clusters (houses, schools, kindergartens, sports facilities, roads).
"We need a rapid recovery plan that will help us rebuild homes, kindergartens and medical infrastructure. This is the infrastructure we want to rebuild now, without delay," said the Deputy Head of the Office of the President.
Kyrylo Tymoshenko informed about the number of schools that were completely destroyed or damaged during the enemy shelling.
He stressed that the Ukrainian authorities are negotiating with representatives of private business and non-governmental organizations that may be involved in financing the restoration of educational infrastructure.
The Deputy Head of the President's Office told about the projects to rebuild schools that are planned to be implemented with the participation of private investors.
For her part, UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Response Afshan Khan said that the organization supports fundraising initiatives for new equipment and educational materials for Ukrainian schools, as well as training for teachers.
UNICEF representatives stressed the need to use new design decisions and build inclusive spaces when renovating schools and kindergartens.
The Deputy Head of the Office of the President also informed about the initiative of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, which provides for the patronage of Ukraine's partner countries to restore the regions of our country affected as a result of the Russian invasion.