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Kyivstar Supports Ukrainian Schoolchildren and Joins the Project of ASBIS

Vitaliy Melnichenko, Director of ASBIS Ukraine
Vitaliy Melnichenko, Director of ASBIS Ukraine

Kyivstar, the Ukrainian national mobile operator, has become a partner of the project "5000 Apple iPads for Ukrainian Schoolchildren". The project was implemented as part of the social and humanitarian initiative of broadliner ASBIS. As of today, educational institutions in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv and Mykolaiv regions have already received assistance. A total of 20 educational institutions

"In the context of the full-scale moscovian invasion, we are systematically helping the state to overcome the challenges of war. Kyivstar has already invested €8.9m to restore the digital infrastructure and systematically supports its subscribers and society with services and charitable contributions. In particular, we have provided access to the All-Ukrainian Online School and educational content on Kyivstar TV platform, which has already been viewed by 88 thousand unique subscribers. We continue to support Ukrainians and join and continue to create projects that are important for society", said Oleksandr Komarov, CEO of Kyivstar.

Every Kyivstar tariff has a free service called Knowledge Without Borders, which allows you to use educational applications without paying for traffic. Among them are All-Ukrainian School Online, Wkipedia, Coursera, Prometheus, Zoom, Google classroom, etc.

As part of the project, students and teachers of 20 schools received 5000 Apple iPads with Kyivstar SIM cards. Under the terms of the tariff, a package of 20 GB of mobile internet is charged monthly throughout the year so that children can study online. This amount of service is enough for a month of active use of learning applications and daily attendance at online lessons. The tariff package was created specifically for this socially important initiative.

"The education sector faces many challenges in the context of a full-scale war waged by moscovy in Ukraine. One of them is online learning. Currently, 1.5 million children study in this format. To make it more effective, children and teachers must first of all have technology and the Internet. The Ministry of Digital Transformation has already provided 2,000 schools and kindergartens with high-speed internet, and more than 3,000 educational institutions with Wi-Fi in shelters. We have helped to provide teachers with over 60,000 laptops and students with 5,000 tablets. I am grateful to our partners who join such initiatives and contribute to supporting education", said Mykhailo Fedorov, Vice Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology, Minister of Digital Transformation.

The project "5000 Apple iPads for Ukrainian Schoolchildren" is sponsored by broadliner ASBIS, and the educational institutions were selected by experts from the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Education, Science and Innovation.

"Ukrainian schoolchildren have faced many challenges, as they live in a difficult time. However, we cannot allow the war to deprive them of education and the future, as it is now trying to deprive them of childhood", says Vitaliy Melnichenko, Director of ASBIS Ukraine, "I am grateful to all the partners who have joined this important initiative so far. Thanks to their support, fully or partially destroyed schools have received modern learning devices. We are not stopping there, as hundreds of schools that have been completely or partially destroyed need such assistance, because every child has a chance to get an education, regardless of the conditions. Therefore, we invite businesses to take part in this initiative and join the partnership for a better future for children and Ukraine."

The partners of this socially important project are: The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Education, Science and Innovation, the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and the NGO "Seven Fields".

"Our children live in the age of digitalisation, and, unfortunately, every student in Ukraine is a child of war. It is important that everyone continues to learn, dream and implement their ideas. This requires modern gadgets and high-quality uninterrupted internet. And I am once again convinced that it is much easier to do good deeds together", concluded the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Oksen Lisovyi.



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