The Mayor of Wrocław and the Consul of Ukraine thanked representatives of the leadership, faculty, staff, partners, and students of EWST, who have been supporting refugees and victims of Russian aggression in Ukraine.
On Wednesday, February 1, representatives of the faculty, staff, and students of EWST received thanks for their contribution to the organization and implementation of assistance for Ukraine and its citizens.
The Mayor of Wrocław, Jacek Sutryk, and the Consul General of Ukraine, Yuri Tokar, presented letters of thanks to representatives of the Wrocław academic community for their contribution to the organization and implementation of assistance for Ukraine and its citizens. They also thanked representatives of the leadership, faculty, staff, partners and students of EWST, who have been supporting refugees and victims of the Russian for almost a year since the attack on Ukraine last February. We want to add our thanks to all our students, faculty and staff who have devoted their time and hearts into these activities. We are also grateful to all our donors in Poland and around the world – it is your commitment and generosity that allows us to help in so many areas.
Our commitment has already been partly described in the text summarizing the year 2022. On the occasion of this unique ceremony, however, we would like to mention the institutions and organizations that we support in helping Ukraine. Without them, neither such a large scale of operation nor such good use of the funds entrusted to us would be possible.
Our cooperation with Proem Foundation proved very effective. Thanks to the funds delivered through EST, the foundation was able to organize three summer camps for children. At each of these camps, there were 160 children (480 children in total). This foundation has been helping refugees daily since the beginning of the war. They host 70 refugees in their center, which is financed by the funds delivered by EST.
EST has also supported Krzyzowa/Kreisau foundation from Swidnica, which hosts 69 refugees from Ukraine, of whom a large number are children. The foundation has been providing safe shelter to families and organizing opportunities for education and development, as well as active leisure activities for both adults and children.
Thanks to funds delivered through EST to the association Genesis from Pabianice they were able to adapt a hotel into a Christian shelter for thirty refugees. There goal is not only ato provide shelter and meals but also to help them to become independent – to help them find jobs, schools, and kindergartens for their children, to help them integrate into the new culture, and to learn Polish. All of these efforts have been financed by EST.
EST has also delivered funds to the Lutheran Center in Wroclaw. The funds were used to renovate and furnish apartments for refugees – thirteen women with children. They also created a workplace for Ukrainians – currently, more than ten people work for the Lutheran Center in Wroclaw. Moreover, they have provided any help that is needed on an ongoing basis, including organizing free Polish lessons, helping individuals with registering in government offices, and finding a place in schools and kindergartens for their children.
Our employees constantly analyze the changing needs related to the war in Ukraine. We try to make the best use of both the funds entrusted to us by donors and our resources and capabilities.
It’s been almost a year since the war broke out, but Ukraine still needs help. We still encourage everyone to continue to engage in this mission.