Vocational education of Transcarpathia supports the defenders (PHOTOS)
The events in Ukraine stirred up the public. Despite all the difficulties that Ukraine has to overcome, unity, patriotism and activism of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians is very impressive. Volunteering has become a mass phenomenon, based on willingness, compassion, solidarity with the needs and ideas of others, and a deep respect for all people.
Now, the charity and compassion can be found in all aspects of life. Volunteers have become real guardian angels for many people in need of assistance. Faculties and students of vocational education institutions of Transcarpathia do not stand aside either.
A student of Uzhgorod Higher School of Trade and Food Technology Matyashovsky Andriy became a volunteer of the Foundation "Support the army Ukraine", the NGO "Patriot" that collect financial aid and food in supermarkets of the city for soldiers in the east.
During November-December 2014, in collaboration with the NGO Carpathian Initiative "Volunteer Movement to support Transcarpathian soldiers", students of Uzhgorod higher commercial school were sewing warm wool belts for military purposes. Members of the folk art group "Kalina" led by VP Dovhomelya made flower charms for soldiers with the wishes of peace, prosperity for independent Ukraine, and for soldiers - to return home healthy and intact.
First year students of the Higher Vocational School number 3 in Mukachevo initiated and organized a charitable event "Let's support our soldiers today." The girls and their teachers gathered a lot of warm clothes, food, hygiene means and sent them to Mukachevo military hospital.
From 11 to 28 of November, 2014, at the Bilky professional agrarian lyceum, there was a campaign in support of soldiers - members of the ATO under the slogan "Share the warmth", during which staff and students of the lyceum raised 9105 UAH. For these funds, they purchased 21 sets of thermal underwear and 21 pairs of gloves and sent them to soldiers of the military unit A 1556 of Mukachevo, who are now in the area of the antiterrorist operation.
Food collected by teachers and students of Mizhhirya professional lyceum was sent to the military hospital in Mukachevo. In November, for the collected funds (over 5,000 UAH), they bought warm clothes, sleeping bags and socks for the soldiers of the 128th Mountain Infantry Brigade stationed in the city of Uzhgorod.
Students of Tyachiv professional lyceum participated in the charity campaign "Help the ATO soldiers," during which future chefs were selling sweet pastries made with their own hands. The collected funds were sent to employees of the lyceum serving in the ATO area.
Effective assistance to soldiers on the front was organized at the Higher Vocational School number 34 in Vynogradiv. In the electrical welding workshop, teachers arranged the production of artisan mobile heaters. Students gathered supplies for the first eleven stoves, some of which are already warming our soldiers in Debaltseve, others will soon be sent with volunteers to the East. The device is made of a gas cylinder. It is lightweight and easy to use.
We hope that the support from employees of vocational education of Transcarpathia, students of vocational schools will give soldiers inspiration and confidence that they are remembered and taken care of at home, and to children-IDPs - a sense of security and care, understanding that Ukraine is indivisible state with sincere, sympathetic people who can do good.