‘Fencing Peace Caravan’: expedition to bring 21 Ukrainian children to Spain

SEK Education Group Educational Community is committed to helping the Ukrainian people, and in particular the boys and girls who are suffering the effects of war, we are organising a new opportunity to help gather donations to ease their anguish, fears and uncertainty brought about by the terror of war. https://www.sek.es/los-colegios-sek-inician-acciones-solidarias-con-ucrania/

Through the “Fencing Peace Caravan” initiative and with the collaboration of two Spanish fencing Olympians, Marta Baeza, and a former SEK-El Castillo student, Jaime Martí, the Felipe Segovia Foundation and Foundation UCJC, we have put together a team that will leave from the Camilo José Cela University Villafranca Campus in a coach to pick up 21 boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 17 at the Polish border. These children, united by their passion for this sport, will be integrated into fencing families and will be able to continue their school education and training.

The aim is thus to create a precedent of sustainable aid, replicable in other sports disciplines that allow the creation of more efficient and direct channels of cooperation with the Ukrainian people.

Students, teachers and families have responded very well to this initiative. The coaches have left full of humanitarian aid, which will be given to the different NGOs that work on the border with Poland. In addition, the fundraising objective has been met to cover the costs of the trip (five days and 6000 km on the road, hotels and maintenance for the 21 children).

Psychosocial and integration assistance during their stay

Camilo José Cela University will make psychosocial assistance and integration tools available to minors and their foster families during their stay in our country in the “Campus de Paz” Emotional Care Centre for Refugees. Through this initiative and its professionals, we will help them overcome the post-traumatic processes that they may have suffered due to the war. https://www.ucjc.edu/la-universidad/estructura-academica/catedras/campus-de-paz/

You can follow the trip on UCJC social media.


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