Meet Roda

Roda and her grandmother fled Ukraine with nothing but a few suitcases. Now she lives in a shelter in Uzhhorod, a city in western Ukraine, where she is taking part in art therapy as well as educational lessons...

"I have a lot of fun here. I have many friends. We have many adventures every day. But I miss my puppy; I miss the sea; I miss Odesa."

What we do

Children across Ukraine remain in the midst of armed violence while thousands more have been forced to flee their country; leaving everything behind them. We are committed to supporting children, youth and their caregivers through our programmes in Ukraine and major host countries. .

Through our award-winning EdTech programme Can't Wait to Learn, we provide emergency education to children on the move to help them return to learning amid extreme conditions. We also work with local organisations to share our expertise and strengthen their capacity in areas including child safeguarding and psychological first aid.

The impact of war and flight goes far beyond physical wounds. Our evidence-informed psychosocial support intervention, TeamUp is active in Ukraine and a handful of neighbouring countries.

Our projects

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Where we work

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  • Can’t Wait to Learn

    Can’t Wait to Learn offers children, both inside and outside Ukraine, the opportunity to learn by playing educational games on a mobile app contributing to their improved psychosocial wellbeing. The programme was developed together with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and NGO Osvitoria.

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  • TeamUp

    By participating in TeamUp’s play and movement-based sessions, children on the move as a result of the crisis can release stress, process their emotions and regain trust in themselves and others. We train local volunteers and partner organisations in Ukraine and nine refugee host countries (Moldova, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Germany, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Greece and Italy) to use the method in schools and safe spaces.

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  • Capacity-building support for frontline workers

    We partner with local organisations in Moldova, Romania and Ukraine which are providing support and training for counsellors on child safeguarding and psychological first aid to address the most urgent needs of displaced and refugee children.

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Logo partner Osvitoria Ukraine


Osvitoria is an NGO that develops education in Ukraine. During the war, Osvitoria's mission is to restore education process and access to quality education for more than 7 million of Ukraine’s children. Together, we have developed and are implementing the Can't Wait to Learn: Ukraine game for Ukrainian primary school children.

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Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

The Ministry is forming and implementing the state policy in the field of education and science. War Child partnered with the Ministry to co-create the Ukrainian version of Can't Wait to Learn, our best-in-class education app for emergency contexts, which honors the highest standards of Ukrainian curriculum and contextual learning.

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Yana Zhambekova is Country Representative in Ukraine. Have a question or would you like to partner with us? Get in touch below.