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Ukrainian Teacher Plans For A Future In Romania

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Ukrainian Teacher Plans For A Future In Romania

Anastasiia Konovalova, a school teacher from Odessa, teaches an English class to pre-school Ukrainian refugee children at “Mihai Viteazul” National College in Bucharest. The high-school offered the space where several classes of elementary school children hold their lessons. Bucharest, April 6th, 2022

Ioana Moldovan

More than 4.5 million Ukrainians have left their country since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. While many hope to return to Ukraine, they don't know when it will be safe to do so. As the war shows no sign of stopping, some refugees are beginning to integrate into life in their adoptive countries.

One of those people is Anastasiia Konovalova. She used to be the head teacher at a primary school in Odesa, Ukraine, but fled to Bucharest, Romania after the war began. In a matter of weeks, she's managed to get a school for Ukrainian refugees up and running. With more than 600 Ukrainian children on a waitlist to attend, Konovalova is now thinking about what a future in Romania could look like for these refugee children.

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