Establishing Smart Classes for Ukrainian Students

To see the full extent of SmartAID support in the Ukraine, read our report.

We make sure no Ukrainian child is left behind.

SmartAID teams have witnessed firsthand how displaced Ukrainian families are desperately trying to register their children to local schools in safe Ukrainian cities and in host countries. To address this, SmartAID with its partners (mentioned below) launched a program called ‘Smart Classes’ of which we have already opened 187 with the goal to support both internally displaced Ukrainian Children as well as those who are currently in host countries. To expand this critical initiative to more Ukrainian children, we are fundraising to add additional Smart Classes throughout the region.

Countries involved in Smart Class initiative

Our action plan

  1. Partner directly with schools, local charities, and government partners, including the Ministries of Education, to identify potential schools that can host Ukrainian children
  2. Equip each Smart Class with laptops, projectors, tablets and smart screens to enable teachers and benefit students who can continue their studies with their peers in a safe and stable environment 
  3. Connect each Smart Class to the “Smart Class Network.” This allows students to access educational materials uploaded by the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and also ensures that students can continue to connect with their peers and former classmates who have been displaced by the war
  4. Lead with sustainability to ensure that the Smart Classes will continue serving local children in host countries after the war ends. Smart Classes, in both the Host countries and Ukraine itself, will ultimately benefit those local education systems with new technology
  5. Exchange best practices by ensuring that the program connects every school that is hosting Smart Classes so that teachers and staff support each other academically and interact socially

SmartAID has been taking a leading role in helping digitize the country’s education system.

Following the success of the program hundreds of schools across Ukraine have asked us to install ‘Smart Classes’ in their schools to support both students and teachers.

Our goal is to open more classes across Ukraine as these classes not only offer access to online education but also provide psychological support to the children in the school, offer teachers access in eastern Ukraine to teach more children in shelters, build bridges between refugee children and their host communities, reduces footprint on the environment by eliminating printing papers and booklets and help mothers to leave their children during the day and find work to survive.

Join our ‘Smart Class’ initiative and adopt a class, become a partner, help us connect more Ukrainian children to the education system.