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Safe Space for Children: Another Shelter in a Mykolaiv School Has Been Repaired

Published on 09.02.2024

Another shelter has been set up in a school in Mykolaiv. It is large, spacious, and most importantly, meets safety requirements. The project was implemented thanks to cooperation with our partners.

The repair was carried out by the Red Cross of Ukraine with the support of the Danish Red Cross and with the assistance of Member of Parliament Oleksandr Haidu.

The school is located in the Inhulsky district. Thanks to the help of our friends, it now has a modern protective structure designed to accommodate about 350 people.

As the principal, Svitlana Anatoliivna, explained, the previous space was not suitable for long-term stays. The contractor worked for about two months to equip the shelter.

The walls and floors were renovated, ventilation, fire alarms, regular and backup lighting were installed. A restroom and Wi-Fi access points were set up. The shelter includes areas for studying and drawing, so children can spend their time usefully, as well as a medical station.

Deputy Mayor Anatolii Petrov noted that the city actively cooperates with the Red Cross. Our friends have been providing crucial assistance to Mykolaiv residents since the beginning of the Russian invasion.

"I sincerely thank everyone who helps us," said Anatolii Petrov.

It is worth noting that shelters have already been set up in 42 educational institutions in Mykolaiv – 21 schools, 20 kindergartens, and one pre-university institution. Protective structures will be repaired in 6 more institutions this year.