Sumy is one of the Ukrainian regions bordering Russia. Despite the fact that the region was liberated from Russian occupiers at the end of March last year, Russians do not stop shelling the border with rockets, drones, and mortars. One of the regular targets of the occupiers are educational institutions.
As of the beginning of this summer, out of 348 schools in the region, the Russian military damaged more than a third – 130, and completely destroyed three institutions. Attacks on educational institutions, unfortunately, are not without victims – there are people injured and dead. Read this article about how the Russians are destroying education on the border.
There are about 500 educational institutions in Sumy Oblast, including schools, gymnasiums, kindergartens, lyceums, colleges, and universities. About a third of them are working online this academic year. The order on the online work of educational institutions applies to those located 15 kilometers from the Russian border, and now there are about 50 such educational institutions. The rest, according to the information of the local department of education and science, are switching to distance learning depending on the orders of local authorities, especially when there is a threat of shelling or power outages.