Underground school for Ukrainian children
10. January 2024

Employees donate to underground school for Ukrainian children

This year the employees in EG donate a total of 26,000 € to the repair of an abandoned basement and rearrange it as a bomb shelter for the Lyceum of the Petrivska community in Ukraine.

Every year the employees at EG are offered the opportunity to exchange their company Christmas gift for a donation to charity which EG then doubles as a monetary donation.

This year's donation goes to humanitarian aid in favor of Ukraine like last year. 

The Ukranian school, Petrivskiy Lycee, has already repaired one basement and is using this as a shelter, but this is not enough to organize the educational process for all classes.  

"This project is aimed at reconstructing an abandoned basement into a suitable bomb shelter, and I appreciate the engagement of our employees in supporting especially the children who are deeply affected by the war", says CEO Mikkel Bardram, EG. 

The donation is made possible due to a close cooperation with Rotary Club Kyiv District 2232.  

Since October 2022, the Petrivska community has been systematically attacked by enemy missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles due to its geographical location and the presence of critical infrastructure facilities of national importance.  

Meanwhile, the population of the community is constantly growing due to the arrival of internally displaced persons from the eastern territories of the country.   

The Petrivska community continues to provide for civilian needs of the population. One of the key challenges is the safe education of children in schools of the community.  

 At present, there are five secondary schools and three preschools in the territory of the Petrivska Village Territorial Community. During 2022-2023, it was possible to set up shelters at most of the institutions, but more is needed.

“We are all RK Kyiv sincerely grateful to our Danish friends - the EG team for the generous funding of such an important project! Its implementation will enable the children of the Petrivska community of Kyiv Region to continue their studies and get an education in safe conditions even during rocket attacks. Rest assured, we will monitor the progress of the work closely”, says Tetiana Kuzmych, President of Rotary Club Kyiv.

The project, Shelter for the Novi Petrivtsi Lyceum of the Petrivska Community will start as soon as possible. 

For more information, watch this video about the project.