The American Federation of Teachers joined forces with the Ukraine Children’s Action Project to purchase and deliver 48 generators to every kindergarten and pre-K education center in the Lviv region.
“Children and families in Ukraine, particularly those who have been displaced because of the war, have been facing much adversity,” said Irwin Redlener.
“Yet they must be able to go to school regularly. Air raid alerts and lack of heat or electricity are powerful barriers that make it virtually impossible for kids to attend classes. There’s nothing we can do to stop Putin’s missile attacks, but we can do something about the freezing temperatures by providing every kindergarten and preschool in Lviv with a backup generator. We’re thrilled to work with the AFT on this essential project.”
The AFT and UCAP worked with the city of Lviv, the Lviv education administration and the region’s teachers unions—the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine and the Polish Teachers’ Union (ZNP)—to procure and distribute the generators, which will be installed in kindergartens and early education centers in early February.