In October – November 2020, the online training course “Mine Safety” for secondary school teachers was conducted in Ukraine for the first time. Teachers of grades 5-11 from 6 Ukrainian cities were trained within the pilot project of the Ukrainian Deminers Association “Mine Risk Education for Ukrainian Public Schools (age 12-18) – Train the Teacher on Mine Safety”.
The main result of the training is the acquisition of knowledge and skills on mine safety by 104 teachers, which allow them to conduct mine risk education sessions for children. This category of teachers received the appropriate certificates. It should be noted that certificates are automatically generated by a computer, in case of completed exam successfully, which prevents the influence of the human factor on the issuance of the certificate and makes this process open and transparent.
The list of cities with “Mine Safety” certificates is the following:
Severodonetsk – 32;
Kramatorsk – 28;
Dnipro – 14;
Kyiv – 14;
Mariupol – 13;
Zaporizhya – 3.
The leaders of number of teachers, who completed the exam successfully and obtained certificates, are Kyiv Gymnasium “Consul” №86 and Mariupol Secondary School № 57 (10 certificates in each school).
The next step under the project is to conduct practical classes with certified teachers and distribute mine risk literature and relevant handouts in certain educational institutions.
The first webinar will take place on December 8, 2020 at 16.00 (Kyiv time). The link to the webinar will be shared on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ukrainiansappers
The American partners: Spilna Mova, a company that conducts grant monitoring and is responsible for international cooperation on the grant task; Risk and Security Management helps create educational videos, were involved in the pilot project.
Ukrainian Deminers Association expresses its gratitude to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for assistance.
We hope that an organization of an effective systematic training for teachers on mine safety will significantly increase safety level among children through their greater awareness of threats and conscious change of behavior to safe. And these are our children’s lives and health saved!
The implementation of the UDA’s project, which aims to save the lives of Ukrainians became possible thanks to the financial support of the United States of America, with the participation of the U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine and U.S. Department of State.