According to official data, as of September 2022, more than 2,400 educational institutions were affected by bombing and shelling, 270 of which were completely destroyed. The war caused the appearance of 7 million children of war in Ukraine, most of whom are deprived of access to education.
A significant number of elementary school students found themselves outside of Ukraine, which distanced them from their native education system, in particular, from learning the Ukrainian language.
Therefore, to provide Ukrainian students of grades 1-4 with an effective tool for online learning, War Child Holland and NGO "Osvitoria" in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine created a free educational application "Can't Wait to Learn". Among donors are UBS Optimus Foundation, Jacobs Foundation, Roger Federer Foundation, and Fourfold Foundation.
All topics and tasks correspond to the Ukrainian curriculum and were developed by the best Ukrainian teachers and methodologists.
At the same time, the application was created according to the proven methodology of War Child – an organization that helps children of war to get an education since 1993.
But the most important thing is that the application is universal. It is suitable for learning both offline at school and online anywhere in the world. It is convenient to work with it both in the classroom and remotely.
Is an independent non-governmental organization that supports children and youth affected by armed conflict and war. It works with parents, carers, community members, NGOs, governments, corporations, and other partners around the world to ensure children have access to protection as well as education and psychosocial support.
Is a non-profit public union that helps to reform and develop education in Ukraine. During the war, the mission of "Osvitoria" is to restore education process and access to quality education for more than 7 million of Ukraine’s children.
The "Can't Wait to Learn" application was developed with the support and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, which contributed to the adaptation of the app and the development of content by the Ukrainian curriculum.