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Official Opening of the Ukrainian School

12 May 2022

The official opening of our school for children of Ukrainian refugees took place today.

Official guests of the celebration were:

His Excellency Mr. Vitaly Moskalenko – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Bulgaria

His Excellency Dr. Rob Dixon – British Ambassador to Bulgaria

Colonel Dmitry Lukashuk – Defence Attaché of Ukraine in Bulgaria

Ms. Yanita Manolova – Deputy Chairlady of the State Agency for Refugees at the Council of Ministers

Mrs. Desislava Miteva – Executive Director of the British-Bulgarian Business Association

Mrs. Dora Strezova – General Manager of Coca-Cola Bulgaria

Olya Peneva and Vesi Deyanova – BG4UA Foundation

Mr. Todor Georgiev – Charity and Mercy Foundation

Olga Kholodionova and Irina Martinenuk – Human Aims Capital Bulgaria Foundation

The event was full of all the colors of emotion – excitement, pride, gratitude, sympathy, tears. The musical and artistic program prepared by the children did not leave indifferent any of our guests. We saw tears in the eyes of parents who were at the same time proud of their children and sad about their destinies. We also saw tears in the eyes of Their Excellencies Mr. Vitaly Moskalenko and Dr. Rob Dixon.

But also, there was the feeling of an enormous energy of hope that had saturated this whole colorful space of children, parents, public figures. All of us at this event were ordinary sympathetic people whose mission is solely to bring children out of the nightmarish memories of the war.

This same hope, as well as a lot of warmth and empathy, was felt by the words of Their Excellencies Mr. Vitaly Moskalenko and Dr. Rob Dixon, who expressed also their pride and gratitude to the organizers and the sponsors of the initiative.

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