The war between Russia and Ukraine has triggered a wave of solidarity from students, teachers and families of the SEK Schools with the Ukrainian people.
While hundreds of thousands of people are forced to flee their homes and their country, SEK school students have set to work to propose and launch various solidarity initiatives aimed at providing an emergency response to humanitarian needs that are taking place among refugees from Ukraine.
Which is why SEK schools have organised collections of non-perishable food, clothing, personal hygiene products and first aid material in order to improve living conditions of all the people who are suffering the consequences of the war.
In addition, hand in hand with UNICEF, SEK schools are working with their students on the Hablemos de Paz, with the aim of addressing the conflict in classrooms.
Collection of food, clothing and products at SEK-El Castillo
In recent days, solidarity has filled the classrooms of SEK-El Castillo with thousands of kilos of food, clothing and basic necessities brought by students, families and teachers, with the aim of improving the living conditions of people who have had to leave their homes because of the war.
These materials have been shipped in several trucks to the Polish-Ukrainian border.
SEK-Catalunya in collaboration with the Rotary Club
A group of SEK-Catalunya students of different nationalities have proposed organising an initiative to help alleviate the situation of children, the most vulnerable group, who are suffering the consequences of the humanitarian crisis generated by the Russia-Ukraine conflict. For this reason, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Granollers, a collection of basic necessities and food has been organised to be sent to the area.
The students of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, who are taking the Creativity Action and Service (CAS) component, have been collecting the material for all the school, for shipment by the Rotary Club. Furthermore, during the Spring Open Day, a collection space was set up to deposit donations.
These collections, which were shipped to the border between Ukraine and Poland thanks to the collaboration with various organisations, were organised in schools by the students themselves, with the collaboration and contribution of families and teachers.