The first of four schools being renovated with EU support opened in Odesa on 7 September.
The overhaul of educational institutions across Odesa is being implemented under the Ukraine Early Recovery Programme (UERP) with funding from the European Investment Bank and technical support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The initiative also benefited from €1.5 million in technical assistance from the European Union.
More than 4,000 schoolchildren in Odesa will benefit from the modernisation of School №41, which included a comprehensive renovation of interiors, thermal modernisation, a new roof, and improvement and fencing of school grounds. Further repairs and renovations at schools №31, №39 and №49 are still in progress.
Serhiy Hrynevetsky, Governor of Odesa Oblast, said the regional government deeply appreciated its partnership with the European Investment Bank and UNDP: “We want our graduates to be best prepared for the next stage of education, with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills.This would be much more difficult to achieve without these modern buildings and facilities.”
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