By fortunate coincidence, two weeks before the start of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine five students majoring in Social Work came to study as Erasmus students within the Erasmus Credit Mobility project KA107/2019. From the first day of these terrible events, the students were in contact with Ukraine, attending rallies, volunteering at humanitarian camps, and helping refugees from Ukraine to adapt.

Since Monday, Ukrainian teachers have joined them, and as part of the Erasmus+ Internship Program, Olena Denysiuk and Alina Dulya will conduct classes and trainings for international students.

During the meeting, they discussed particulars of the educational process at the University of Ostrava, comparing them with their alma mater. Teachers together with students identified goals for further cooperation and organization of future socially beneficial activities.

🇺🇦 🇨🇿  Together, they convey appreciation and gratitude as a part of BGKU to all the staff of the University of Ostrava, which made this meeting possible. They are together, which is quite valuable! Together we all can support our Ukrainian friends, colleagues, and everyone else in this difficult situation.

On Thursday, March 14, at the University of Ostrava, as part of the Erasmus+ Internship Program, teachers of Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University held a topical class for international students.

Teachers of the Institute of Human Sciences BGKU Alina Dulya and Olena Denisyuk are currently in the Czech Republic with an important goal – the exchange of international experience in social work, internships.

On March 14, they held a master class on the use of art & craft activities in social work for therapeutic purposes, including decorating eggs and candles for the Easter holidays. The class was attended by international students from the Faculty of Social Studies of the University of Ostrava, including South Korea, Japan, Ukraine, as well as Czech Republic. In the process, future social workers and teachers gained the ability to use these art practices, as well as deepen their knowledge of Ukrainian traditions, sharing stories of celebrating Easter in their cultures.

🇺🇦 🇨🇿  We are glad to cooperate with our Ukrainian colleagues here at the University of Ostrava. We support their initiatives and hope to attend these interesting and useful classes to come.