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ISSA Connects for Ukraine
ISSA Connects for Ukraine will feature ISSA Network’s efforts to provide timely and meaningful support to children and families that have been affected by the war in Ukraine and in countries where they fled.

After a brief introduction to ISSA’s Five Streams of Action guiding the Ukraine Response Initiative for the medium and long-term, and an overview of the support provided in the past eight months, ISSA Members will present information about their contexts. Members will share the challenges they face, as well as the solutions they are providing to support the children and families they work with throughout the devastating impacts of war.

Additional information will also be provided on resources and training opportunities offered by the ISSA Secretariat.

Languages: English, Ukrainian

Speakers and Topics

Working with municipalities and setting up non-formal services
Speaker: Teresa Ogrodzińska, Vice-President of the Board, Comenius Foundation for Child Development, Poland

Working with internally displaced persons in Ukraine
Speaker: Eleonora Kulchar, Head (director) of the Transcarpathian Regional Charitable Fund "Blaho" and National Coordinator Project Network REYN - Ukraine

Training ECD practitioners on Psychological First Aid
Speakers: Cristiana Boca, Early Education Department Coordinator/training coordinator and Adriana Dobritoiu, Primary Education Department Coordinator/training coordinator, Step by Step Center, Romania

Learning from the Armenian experience
Speaker: Marine Mkrtchyan, Executive Director, Step by Step Benevolent Foundation, Armenia

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Dec 7, 2022 01:30 PM in Amsterdam

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