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21 December 2021, 13:14

Mobile learning center for refugee children to be set up at Bruzgi shelter near Grodno

GRODNO, 21 December (BelTA) – A mobile learning center for refugee children will be mounted at the temporary accommodation facility for refugees set up at the Bruzgi logistics hub at the Belarus-Poland border, representative of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee Irina Stepanenko told reporters on 21 December, BelTA has learned.

Refugees have been stranded at the Belarusian-Polish border for 44 days already. They are living in the temporary accommodation near the border. About 40% of them are women and children. It was decided together with UNICEF to get refugee children back to learning. There are plans to start installing special modules on 21 December that will make the basis for a mobile learning center.

“The center is to be up and running by the end of the week. There will be several areas of activity, like video lessons for children and teenagers in their native language. Psychological support will remain available for children. Another area of work is arranging children's leisure activities. Experienced teachers and psychologists from local educational institutions as well as from among refugees will be responsible for the educational process,” said Irina Stepanenko.

Refugees living in the shelter have access to all kinds of assistance. They are provided with hot meals and warm clothes. Healthcare workers are on duty around the clock at the shelter. About 50 people turned for medical consultations over the past 24 hours. Eleven refugees receive inpatient treatment. In addition, three refugee women who have recently given birth are in the Red Cross shelter in Grodno together with their babies. They are also provided with everything they need.

A mobile banya set up by the military is running near the shelter. On 21 December it is open for women and children.

By the way, the temperature inside the shelter is automatically maintained at about +15°C.

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