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PUBLIC REPORT FOR 2018

PUBLIC REPORT


of NGO “OPEN POLICY FOUNDATION” for 2018


 


MISSION


Science – for Peace, Education – for Everyone! Cherish a people-friendly space.


 


GOAL


The goal is to cherish the traditional European values, as well as values of sustainable development in local communities and at the transnational level; to expand the access of children and young people to quality education; to develop the scientific and innovative potential of Ukraine.


Science - for Peace, Education - for Everyone!


From the Ecology of the Soul to the Ecology of the Universe!


Dream! Act! Enjoy!


 


MAIN TASKS OF THE FOUNDATION


• Expand access to quality innovative education in the context of decentralization;


• Improve the quality of education primarily in rural areas, hard-to-reach regions, Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, as well as develop specialized scientific education for gifted children, implement the latest STEM/STrEAM methods;


• Strengthen the mental health of citizens;


• Advocate for the needs of access and quality of education, as well as mental health, to influence the formation of public policy;


 • Strengthen the institutional capacity of local communities in the context of modern challenges (decentralization, global climate change, military conflicts, etc.).


 


STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS 2017-2021


 


AVAILABLE EDUCATION 


Slogan: Science – for Peace, Education – for Everyone!


Promote equal access of children and young people to quality education regardless of the place of residence, including those who suffered from the conflict, as well as those who live in mountainous areas.


 


QUALIFIED GREEN STrEAM EDUCATION


Slogan: From the Ecology of Soul to the Ecology of the Universe!


Develop and implement the STrEAM education model in formal, nonformal and informal education systems.


 


SYNERGY IN ACTION: WE PREPARE PROJECT TEAMS FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS


Slogan: Dream! Act! Enjoy!


Enhance the institutional capacity of local communities to implement innovative learning cases of STrEAM education and gender-sensitive education that meets the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the context of the decentralization.


 


ADVOCACY OF REFORMS IN THE SPHERE OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE


From Dreams to Action!


Conduct advocacy campaigns to improve the national regulatory framework in terms of ensuring equal access to quality education regardless of a residence place.


 


AN ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE


The highest governing body of the Foundation is the General Meeting and, between the General Meetings, the Foundation’s Management Board and the Executive Directorate.


Founders of the non-governmental organization are the political analyst Ihor Zhdanov, the historian Iryna Zhdanova, the painter Oksana Denysevych, the ecologist Oksana Patselyuk, and the folk craftswoman Olga Shynkarenko.


The Foundation’s Management Board: Denysevych Oksana Petrivna, Patselyuk Oksana Viktorivna and Shynkarenko Olga Volodymyrivna.


The Supervisory Board of the Foundation: the public activist Tetyana Toropovskaya, the director of the Kyiv Natural Science Lyceum № 145 Mykola Levtyk, the actress Iryna Sanina, the film director Olesya Morgunets-Isayenko, the teacher Olena Melnyk and the employee of the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University Tetyana Churiumova.


The Executive Director of the Open Policy Foundation is Iryna Zhdanova, PhD in History.


 


MAIN 2018 ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE OPEN POLICY FOUNDATION 


1 749 young people from the East and Crimea became students of universities, colleges, institutions of  vocational and technical education through the “Donbas-Ukraine” and “Crimea-Ukraine” Education Centers due to joint efforts of the Open Policy Foundation, the state and international organizations;


140 educators from Donetsk, Luhansk and Ivano-Frankivsk Oblasts participated in training courses and webinars conducted at the International Green School on the implementation of distance education, project management and information campaigns;


• About 13,500 calls, more than 1800 of them from the East and Crimea were received by consultants of the education hotline;


3 step-by-step instructions, 3 audio- and 7 video- and animation clips on equal rights to education for residents of temporarily non-government controlled areas of Ukraine in Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts, territories along the “contact line,” and the temporarily occupied Crimea, were created and distributed by the Foundation in 2018;


• About 290, 000 visits and about 72,500 views of the Dostupna Osvita website, dostupnaosvita.com.ua , which hosts free video lessons, video tutorials and information on education in Ukraine;


6500 information materials on a simplified system of admission to higher educational institutions, vocational schools for children and youth from temporarily non-government controlled areas of Ukraine were distributed by the Foundation in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts;


Over 2 million people, including those from temporarily non-government controlled areas of Ukraine in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts and the temporarily occupied Crimea, were covered by the national and regional information campaign on equality of rights to education, conducted by the Foundation; 


Over 450 children had the opportunity to join STEM/STrEAM education at the International Green School;


The Foundation's proposals regarding distance education became part of the UN’s 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan and the 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview;


STEM/STrEAM partner education program started with educational institutions of Israel;


• A public platform for the science education reform in Ukraine developed the Regulations on the scientific lyceum, the scientific boarding lyceum.


  


PROGRAMS OF THE OPEN POLICY FOUNDATION 


All Foundation's programs are implemented in accordance with the policy of equal opportunities, anti-discrimination and competition rules. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunities for men and women, as defined in the Council Directive 2000/78. In 2018, the Foundation successfully passed the IASC Gender with Age Maker (GAM) test, having received 4 out of 4 possible points (a test for UN partners). The Foundation’s office works according to the Green Office Standards.


 


INTERNATIONAL GREEN SCHOOL NAMED AFTER CLIM CHURIUMOV


The International Green School (IGS) was established in 2012 with the aim to implement STEM/STrEAM education in Ukraine, nurture innovators, promote green values, be united in sincere communication and collaborative creativity. Each Green School’s project contains scientific, artistic, ethnic, media and environmental components.


In 2018, ten sessions were held with 450 children and young people from Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Mykolayiv, Zaporizhzhia, Rubizhne, Kramatorsk, Slovyansk, Novotroitsk, Lyman, Tel-Aviv (Israel), Rochester (USA) and Kosmach (Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast).


The sessions’ program included the following components:


SCIENCE & ENGINEERING: modern international education STrEAM practices (Israel, India, etc.) in chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, robotics, astronomy, IT technology, drones learning, animation studio, architecture, crafts, basics of blogging and vlogging (Youtube channels), agricultural technologies, Baby SCRUM management and other areas. In 2018, the school of young start-uppers started working within IGS’s sessions for the first time. 


SCIENCE & ARTS: binary lessons, “chemistry of cheese konyky (horses)”, “geometry of  the pysanka (painted Easter egg)”, “chemistry of crystals and straw weaving”, “Easter eggs learning and chemistry of natural dyes”, “physics of music”, workshops on Easter eggs, cheese konyky, pottery and other activities.


ENGLISH SPEAKING CLUB: Interactive English with a native speaker and an employee of the Peace Corps Janine Winn.


SCIENTIFIC EXCURSIONS TO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University and Kolomyia Polytechnic College.


Journies to Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kolomyia, Kosiv and on the mount Pip Ivan. 


ACQUAINTANCE WITH GUSUL TRADITIONS: master classes in dance, folk crafts, traditional cuisine, Ivan Kupala celebration, folk songs and folklore, preserved in the village of Kosmach.


 


Sessions on STEM/STrEAM education were continued for teachers in 2018.The training on “Education - for Everyone! Open Green STrEAM” for teachers and educators of Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts was conducted with the support of the Embassy of Lithuania in Ukraine in the framework of the project “Education - for Everyone! Increasing the Institutional Capacity of Local Communities in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts” in July 2018. Twenty-two educators from Rubizhne, Kramatorsk and Yasynuvata districts participated in this event. During the training, for the first time in Ukraine, the STEM programming kit was introduced using the #MakeyMakey game, which was a gift of the Rochester diaspora (New York, USA).


Using innovative international practices in STrEAM education and involving international experts to conduct sessions was the highlight of learning events in 2018. Thus, in the framework of joint projects with educators from the USA, Israel and India, we conducted the following activities:


- A “Math” Skype-lecture, moderators: Parab Amol Babaji (Sadhana Education Society, India) and Eric Lewis (USA);


- A football workshop (the student from the USA Oleg Savka);


- Classes on the art of photography (Julia Nadolenko, the wife of the ambassador of Ukraine to the United States);


- A “Mechanics. Art. Bicycle” Skype-lesson with employees of the Museum of Science in Jerusalem (Israel), as a result of which the artist Halyna Kasyanchuk developed the author's program and created an art object in IGS;


- The literary workshop (in English) “Chronicles of Narnia” (Clive Staples Lewis) of a volunteer from Tel Aviv (Israel) Sofia Nadolenko.


In May 2018, the International Green School traditionally took part in Scientific Picnics to conduct a master class “Creating eco-bag designs with the help of linoleum engravings and drawings” and a class on designing paper-made frisbee.


 


Impressions of IGS students


“I really liked to be here. There is no time to miss because you are constantly doing something: now going to the mountains and then dancing – we had something to do! The Green School is also a great way to take a break from social networks.”


 


You can find more impressions of the International Green School’s participants on the Foundation’s YouTube channel, following the link:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRQsTD5VkXGlqev9JV7pA-Q 


 


THE OPEN GREEN STREAM PROGRAM


The program began in 2018 to scale the activities of the International Green School to the international, national and regional levels.


In the framework of the program in 2018, the following events took place:


- The IGS’s model and practice to implement STEM/STrEAM education was presented at the international educational training of the Agency for International Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel (MASHAV) in Tel Aviv (Israel) (Feb.2018); and the “A Green and Creative Learning Environment for STEAM” project was created jointly with educators from Ukraine, India, Nigeria, Israel, Southern Sudan and Vietnam;


- The IGS model was presented at the Israeli-Ukrainian Educational Forum 2018 “Shaping the Future of Education. Transformation and Development” in Tel Aviv (Israel) (Apr. 2018), as well as at a press conference “LET’S OPEN SCHOOL WINDOWS TO THE FUTURE! Cooperation between Ukraine and Israel in the field of science education, STrEAM-training, the involvement of students in the start-up creation” (Apr. 2018);


- Participation of IGS in the “Schools Online - Digital Collaborative Learning” project (MASHAV, Ministry of Education of Israel) aimed at presenting Ukrainian and Israeli students with the latest information technologies and a distance-based approach to learning in different countries of the world, promoting a tolerant attitude and acquaintance with authentic cultures of both countries. As part of the project, in December 2018, representatives of the International Green School, as well as the Kyiv “Dialogue” Gymnasium and the School-Kindergarten from Rubizhne, Luhansk Oblast, had a talk online with students from an Israeli school.


 


THE DOSTUPNA OSVITA PROGRAM (DONBAS AND CRIMEA)


The program aims at ensuring equal access to quality education for children and young people from Donbas and the Crimea. In the framework of the program two, projects were implemented in 2018: “Education - for Everyone! The Hotline for Entrants from Eastern Ukraine (NGCA, ‘contact line’)” supported by UNICEF, and “Education – for Everyone! Increasing Institutional Capacity of Local Communities in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts” with the support of the Embassy of Lithuania in Ukraine.


In the framework of the projects, we conducted the following:


Information campaign


Three video tutorials, 7 video- and animation clips and 3 audio clips were prepared and distributed.


• A video tutorial for entrants from Eastern Ukraine 2018 “A road map for entrants from non-government controlled areas of Ukraine in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, ‘contact line’” (2 min. 50 sec.) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu7Vheay37w&t=8s


• A video tutorial for entrants from the Crimea 2018 (3 min.20 sec.) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJWVi4-dCgs


• A video tutorial “Distance Education for Children from the East of Ukraine 2018” (3 min.34 sec.) 
https://tinyurl.com/y9zqgfat


• Success stories of admissions of entrants from the Crimea (36 sec.) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bw5ePamUF4


• Success stories of students entered educational institutions through Education Centers in 2018 (57sec.) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdeOAwFjfVA


• Success stories of entrants from the East and the Crimea (40 sec.) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84wQsGsNY-M


• A video clip “Education – for Everyone! Innovative education for local communities in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts” (in cooperation with UNIA Ukrinform) (2 min. 57 sec.) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vk2eLIIf-w


• A Roadmap 2018 for entrants from Eastern Ukraine (40 sec.) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHLYKVBA14k


• A simplified procedure of admission to the vocational school 2018 (40 sec.) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_1iBOztgrA


• An audio clip “Admission campaign 2018 for entrants from the East of Ukraine” (40 sec.) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJn6vBpWE7A


• An audio clip “Simplified admission procedure for entrants from the Crimea” (40 sec.) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-obVPLGUe0


• “Admission campaign 2018 for entrants from the East of Ukraine” (40 sec.). The video clip was created with the support of UNICEF in cooperation with MoES to broadcast in the Intercity trains heading East 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX5Q4mc1u00


The National Council of Ukraine on Television and Radio Broadcasting provided the status of social advertising to 5 animation and audio clips.


Video-, animation and audio clips were posted on the websites of MoES, the Ministry of Information Policy, MTOT, the Donetsk and Luhansk Regional State Administrations, on the Internet resources of municipal authorities, the “Donbas-Ukraine” and “Crimea-Ukraine” Education Centers, social networks, as well as information and news websites; these clips were broadcasted on central and local TV channels (“Ukraine”, “Black Sea TV and Radio Company”, “Donbas UA”, etc.). The animated video clips were shown in the Intercity trains, audio clips were broadcast on radio stations “Voice of Donbas”, “Ukrainian Radio”, Hromadske Radio, and “Army FM”.


In the framework of projects, in cooperation with MoES, the education departments of Donetsk and Luhansk RSAs, the following posters and leaflets were also developed, produced and distributed: 3 step-by-step instructions/roadmaps for children and youth from the non-government controlled areas of Ukraine, “contact line” (regarding the simplified admission procedure, the simplified procedure of admission to vocational schools, opportunities to obtain distance education, and with a list of schools).


Printed social advertising was placed at all EECPs, the “Donbas-Ukraine” and “Crimea-Ukraine” Education Centers, in local transport, trains, employment centers, pension funds and social welfare departments. The Foundation’s information products were also distributed through printed media, namely the Donbas-INFORM, “News of Donbas” and “Visnyk Luhanschyny” newspapers, which are distributed at EECPs as well. In total, more than 6,500 informational materials were printed and distributed in 2018; more than 3,000 of them were A4 postcards and about 500 were A1posters.


Issues of the admission in 2018 for young people from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts were also covered on radio and TV (14 broadcasts), during 6 press briefings and 2 press conferences.


More than 2 million people were covered by national and regional information campaigns.


Consulting services on educational issues. Since July 2016, a hotline has been established jointly with MoES and with the support of UNICEF. In 2018, the hotline received 13,489 calls, including 1,872 calls from non-government controlled areas of Ukraine in Donbas (1 417 calls) and the Crimea (455 calls). About 55% callers asked for the information for students (schoolchildren) (distance education and external studies, terms and conditions of IEE passing) and 45%, for youth (a simplified admission system, benefits for IDPs, transfer to a vacant budget place, re-issue of education documents, etc.).


Development of distance education. Since 2015, the Dostupna Osvita website has been available; this site has free and without registration video lessons in the Ukrainian language, literature and history of Ukraine, providing presentations, test tasks and the GREEN STrEAM video course. The website also contains relevant information on education for the residents of Eastern Ukraine and the Crimea (step-by-step instructions, news, contacts of MoES, etc.). In 2018, the site had about 290,000 visits and about 72,500 views.


Charitable sessions of the International Green School for children and youth from Donbas, the Crimea and families of ATO participants. Since 2014, charitable sessions traditionally have taken place at the International Green School. In winter and in late August 2018, the Foundation conducted charitable sessions for children and families affected by war. These sessions were organized thanks to the support of the Charitable Foundation “Children of Hope and Love”, the teacher Eric Lewis and his students from the Lyons Elementary School, New York, USA, and ROCH Maidan (Volodymyr Pavlyuk and Natalia Savka). The charitable sessions were participated by 33 children from Kramatorsk, Ocheretyno of Yasynuvata district of Donetsk Oblast, Ternopil, Mariupol and others. The charitable session in August was held in cooperation with the “Children of Hope” project implemented by the Charitable Foundation “Children of Hope and Love”.


Advocacy. As in previous years, in 2018, the Open Policy Foundation actively participated in meetings of the UN Educational Cluster in Ukraine, working groups and meetings of MoES and MTOT to develop normative legal documents, prepare proposals for the improvement of the policy and legislation in the field of education and science The Foundation's proposal to incorporate distance education into the UN Humanitarian Need Overview and the UN Humanitarian Response Plan, which was formed in 2016 and included in the Plan and Overview for 2019. The Foundation's proposals were also taken into account in the MoES’s orders No. 537, No. 560 and No. 697, which regulate the work of the “Donbas-Ukraine” and “Crimea-Ukraine” Education Centers.


The Open Policy Foundation continued to advocate for the adoption of amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Higher Education” regarding the opening of preparatory courses for entrants from the temporarily occupied Crimea and non-government controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts (proposals were developed and submitted to MoES in 2017).


Training of educators. The Foundation signed a cooperation agreement with the Luhansk Regional Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education to quickly share the information on the simplified admission procedure and the possibility of distance education among the maximum number of educators in Luhansk Oblast.


In 2018, the Open Policy Foundation trained educators from Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, including territories along the “contact line”. The sessions were aimed to enhance the institutional capacity of local communities through providing knowledge and skills in project work, fundraising, information campaigns and STrEAM education methods.


Among participants of 2 training courses and 6 webinars were 137 attendees (teachers, representatives of institutes of postgraduate pedagogical education, the “Donbas-Ukraine” Education Centers, vocational schools, universities, representatives of education departments) from the following settlements: Yasynuvata, Krasnohorivka, Myrne, Mariinka, Volnovakha, Selidovo, Verhnyotoretske, Kamianka, Chermalik, Kramatorsk, Slovyansk, Oleksandrivka, Mariupol, Velyka Novosilka, Pokrovsk, Toretsk, Dobropil, Konstantynovka, Bakhmut, Druzhkivka, Kurakhove, Avdiivka, Illinivsk, Kryzke, Schastia, Triokhizbenka, Bakhmutivka, Novobila, Lyman, Novopskovsk, Novoaidar, Starobilsk, Rubizhne, Kreminna, Sieverodonetsk, Popasne, Lysychansk, Svatove, Nikolske and others.


Trainings:


• The 5-day training “Education – for Everyone! Open Green STrEAM” (2-6 July 2018);


• The 3-day training “Education – for Everyone!” (10-13 Oct. 2018).


Webinars (in cooperation with MoES):


• “Information campaign on educational opportunities for children and youth from non-government controlled areas of Ukraine in Donetsk Oblast and territories along the ‘contact line’, in particular regarding the admission campaign in 2018” (July 27, 2018);


• “Access to vocational education for children and youth from non-government controlled areas of Ukraine in Donetsk Oblast and territories along the ‘contact line’” (August 30, 2018);


• “Simplified procedure of admission to vocational schools for entrants from NGCA of Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts, territories along the ‘contact line’” (September 12, 2018);


• “Secondary distance education for children from NGCA and territories along the ‘contact line’”, 2 webinars for educators of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts (September 26, 2018);


• “Secondary distance education for children from non-government controlled areas (NGCA) of Ukraine in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts” conducted for educators from schools in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, who provide distance learning for students from another side of the “contact line” (October 25, 2018, at MoES).


 


Impressions of the training participants


“The coincidence between expectations and outcomes, it is likely how the Open Policy Foundation’s training can be characterized. I can’t help wondering how trainers can link the theory and practical skills. The training "Informational campaign of educational institutions for youth from non-government controlled areas and territories along the ‘contact line’ of Luhansk Oblast” will greatly make the work of the “Donbas-Ukraine” education centers easier and will help to achieve the main goal - to help young people to receive high-quality education and confidence in the future.”


 


You can find more information, following the link:
http://openpolicy.org.ua/donbass-crimea/news/277/


 


Stories of young people from temporarily non-government controlled areas of Ukraine, territories along the “contact line” and the Crimea, who entered Ukrainian HEIs.


“The ‘Crimea-Ukraine’ education center has helped me a lot because it will be very difficult to enter for the Crimean. The education center in this regard is very helpful in giving both education documents and housing; if needed at that time, they also provide it.” Anife, a student of the Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University 


“The war has changed the lives of many people. Sounds of shots and explosions will remain in my mind for a long time ... My name is Artem, I came from Popasna. Thanks to the simplified admission system within the Donbas-Ukraine program, I am studying at the Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University for the specialization of ‘psychologist’ I dreamed of.”


More successful stories, you can find on the Dostupna Osvita website:



https://dostupnaosvita.com.ua/success-stories 


 


CIVIC Platform to reform the SCIENTIFIC spHere IN UKRAINE


The goal is to develop and implement proposals for the reform of science and education in Ukraine, implement the STREAM education with the involvement a wide range of scientists, young scientists, experts, lawyers, representatives of higher educational institutions, legislative and executive authorities, local communities, trade unions, teachers and directors of specialized scientific lyceums and art schools (from Donbas as well).


In 2018, the Civic platform for the reform of science education in Ukraine, together with MoES, developed the Regulations on the scientific lyceum and the scientific boarding lyceum. The Civil Platform’s participants have developed an alternative Regulations on the scientific lyceum and the scientific boarding lyceum (based on discussions, during roundtables, in 2014-2017 with directors of physics and mathematics, and natural science lyceums, with the participation of the Minister of Education and Science) and the Roadmap for the reform of secondary scientific education in Ukraine (specialized scientific boarding lyceums).


Development of science education standards has begun (in cooperation with MoES).


 


AWARDS AND gratitudes


Letter of appreciation from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Information Policy for conducting an information campaign for schoolchildren from Donbas and the Crimea.


 


Letter of appreciation from the Ministry of Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons for the assistance and support of children affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea.


 


DONORS AND PARTNERS


UNICEF


Ministry of Education and Science


Ministry of Culture


Ministry of Information Policy


Ministry of Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons


Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources


Ministry of Social Policy


Verkhovna Rada Committee for Science and Education


Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, Poltava, Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administrations


Amalgamated Territorial Communities (ATC) of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zaporizhzhia, Poltava, Kyiv and others oblasts


Ukrainian Center for Education Quality Assessment


Displaced HEIs, the “Crimea-Ukraine” and “Donbas-Ukraine” Education Centers 


The Council of Young Scientists of the Ministry of Education and Science


Embassy of France in Ukraine


Embassy of Lithuania in Ukraine


Agency for International Development Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel (MASHAV)


United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)


Creative Educational Scientific Laboratory of the International Project “Mountain School of the Ukrainian Carpathians”


Kyiv Natural Sciences Lyceum № 145


Pre-school education institution “Children's Engineering Academy” (Kyiv)


ROCH MAIDAN (New York, USA) and other organizations of the Ukrainian Diaspora


 


INFORMATION PARTNERS:


Ukrainian National Information Agency (UNIA) “Ukrinform”


Uryadovy Kuryer (Governmental Courier) Newspaper


Educational Portal “Pedagogical Press”


Ukrainian Radio


“Voice of Donbas”


Hromadske Radio


Black Sea TV and Radio Company


The “Donbas-Inform” newspaper


The “News of Donbas” regional weekly newspaper 


PARTICIPATION IN COALITIONS AND NETWORKS


The Educational Cluster (UNICEF/Save the Children)


UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)


The Civic Platform for the Reform of the Scientific Sphere in Ukraine (the Foundation acts as an initiator and a coordinator)


The International Platform for Expanding Access to Quality Education for Victims of Conflict (the Foundation acts as an initiator and a coordinator)


The parliamentary working group, the Law “On Education”


The parliamentary working group, the Law “On Higher Education”


 


The statement on money movement (in thousands, UAH)


Funding received in 2018          


Charitable donations of the Ukrainian Diaspora           34, 900


UNICEF                                                                1,761,740


Embassy of Lithuania in Ukraine                        364, 828


Total received                                                               2,161,467


 


Costs 


Administrative expenses   


Project costs                                                         2,161,467


Total costs                                                                      2,161,467


 


The Open Policy Foundation was also audited by UNICEF (a conclusion on the audit PSP AUDIT LLC of March 6, 2017).


 


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Science – for Peace, Education – for Everyone!


  

PUBLIC REPORT NGO “OPEN POLICY FOUNDATION” 2017

PUBLIC REPORT


NGO “OPEN POLICY FOUNDATION”


 


2017


 


Non-governmental organization “Open Policy Foundation” was founded in 2008.


 


A certificate of state registration is No. 36304445 of 30 December 2008.


 


MISSION


 


Science – for Peace, Education – for Everyone! Cherish a people-friendly space.


 


GOAL


The goal is to cherish the traditional European values, as well as values of sustainable development in local communities and at the transnational level; to expand the access of children and young people to quality education; to develop the scientific and innovative potential of Ukraine.


 


Science - for Peace, Education - for Everyone!


From the Ecology of the Soul to the Ecology of the Universe!


Dream! Act! Rejoice!


 


MAIN TASKS OF THE FOUNDATION


 


Expand access to quality innovative education in the context of decentralization, create conditions to search for talents (including those from temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons, children and youth from remote regions, rural areas and with special needs).


 


Improve the quality of education primarily in rural areas, hard-to-reach regions, Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, as well as develop specialized scientific education for gifted children, introduce the latest STEM/STrEAM methods at state and non-state schools in combination with green values.


 


Strengthen the mental health of citizens taking into account the special gender-related needs among all age groups.


 


Advocate for the needs of access and quality of education, as well as mental health, to influence the formation of public policy.


 


Strengthen institutional capacity of local communities, synergy at local, regional, national and transnational levels in advocacy, promotion and implementation of innovative security projects in the context of modern challenges (decentralization, global climate change, military conflicts, etc.).


 


STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS, 2017-2021


 



  1. AVAILABLE EDUCATION


Slogan: Science – for Peace, Education – for Everyone!


Promote equal access of children and young people to quality education regardless of place of residence, including those who affected by the conflict, as well as those who live in mountainous areas.


 



  1. QUALIFIED GREEN STrEAM EDUCATION


Slogan: From the Ecology of the Soul to the Ecology of the Universe!


Develop and implement the STrEAM education model in formal, nonformal and informal education systems.


S – Science


T – Technology


r - Research/Robotics


E – Engineering


A – Art


M – Mathematics


 



  1. SYNERGY IN ACTION: WE PREPARE PROJECT TEAMS FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS


Slogan: Dream! Act! Rejoice!


Enhance institutional capacity of local communities to implement innovative educational cases of STrEAM education and gender-sensitive education that meets the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the context of the decentralization.


 



  1. ADVOCACY OF REFORMS IN THE SPHERE OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE


From Dreams to Action!


Conduct advocacy campaigns to improve the national regulatory framework in terms of ensuring equal access to quality education regardless of a residence place.


 


AN ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE


The highest governing body of the Foundation is the General Meeting and, between the General Meetings, the Foundation’s Management Board and the Executive Directorate.


 


Founders of the non-governmental organization are political analyst Ihor Zhdanov, historian Iryna Zhdanova, painter Oksana Denysevych, ecologist Oksana Patselyuk, and people’s master Olga Shynkarenko.


 


The Foundation’s Management Board: Denysevych Oksana Petrivna, Patselyuk Oksana Viktorivna and Shynkarenko Olga Volodymyrivna.


 


The Executive Director of the Open Policy Foundation is Iryna Zhdanova, PhD in History.