Transforming education in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine since February 2022 has been devastating, with a severe impact on many sectors, including education.

The conflict is taking a heavy toll on families and children, with many displaced internally or in other countries in search for security. Close to 6 million Ukrainian children and adolescents lost access to education at some point.

Learning resumed in mid-March 2022 through a remote and blended mode, but schools have been targeted and many of them have been damaged or destroyed.

As of early 2023, 440 facilities have been destroyed and more than 3,000 have been damaged (source). The situation is expected to severely increase vulnerabilities and loss of learning, and negatively impact children’s wellbeing and mental health.

The Ministry of Education and Science is responding to the emergency needs and planning for the next phase of recovery and development, seeking support from a diverse set of stakeholders to mobilize funding.

Ukraine is eligible to up to $40 million from the GPE Multiplier and $2.7 million for a system capacity grant.

Result story

Catch-up lessons lend Ukrainian students a lifeline

UNICEF, with support from GPE and other partners, is offering catch-up lessons to primary school students impacted by the war in Ukraine.


(data as of April 22, 2024)

  • Type: Accelerated funding

    Years: 2023 - 2025

    Allocation: US$25,550,000

    Utilization: US$5,127,060

    Grant agent: UNESCO, UNICEF

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