Tech For Refugees Partners with UNICEF USA to Support Education for Ukrainian Children
A new partnership between Tech for Refugees and UNICEF USA, the United Nations Children’s Fund, will bring vital educational assistance to children affected by the war in Ukraine. The Tech for Refugees grant will help support education programming for young people in humanitarian disaster areas.
The educational challenges in many areas of Ukraine are currently critical. One in five of the country’s children are internally displaced, and since the beginning of the war in February 2022 more than 3,000 educational institutions have been damaged or destroyed. Despite these challenges, UNICEF is working with local authorities and communities across Ukraine to make learning safe and accessible for all children.
“We are immensely grateful for the support and partnership of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation’s Tech For Refugees initiative which will help UNICEF reach children whose education has been disrupted by the war in Ukraine, ensuring they don’t fall further behind,” said V. Renée Cutting, Chief Philanthropy Officer, UNICEF USA.
Yuri Milner, co-founder of Tech For Refugees and the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, said, “UNICEF’S efforts for refugees worldwide are invaluable. Tech For Refugee will support their programs, helping to bring vital educational assistance to children affected by the war in Ukraine.”
UNICEF was founded in 1946 on the heels of World War II to support refugees in Europe, and has worked in Ukraine since 1997. The organization operates in more than 190 countries and territories, helping to save and meaningfully improve the lives of children globally.