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German-Ukrainian school opens in Berlin

  • Deutsch-Ukrainische Begegnungsschule (1)

    Students from a German-Ukrainian school sing a song at the Aziz-Nesin elementary school in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.

  • Deutsch-Ukrainische Begegnungsschule (2)

    Sabine-Astrid Busse (SPD), Senator for Education, at the launch party of the German-Ukrainian school.

According to the Senate, an educational project for Ukrainian children and young people that is unique in Germany has started in Berlin.

In a German-Ukrainian school, students who have fled from the war in their home country are taught the curricula of both countries in both languages. They should thus be able to graduation certificates from both countries.

Promoting integration and facilitating return

The goal is to promote the integration of the students in this country and at the same time open up the possibility for them to return to Ukraine after the end of the war, Berlin's Senator for Education Astrid-Sabine Busse (SPD) said on Wednesday at the presentation of the project. She spoke of a new approach that is unique so far.

Educational project launched at two locations

Initially, the school project was launched at two locations - an elementary school in Kreuzberg and an integrated secondary school in Steglitz. There are six classes in different grades with about 80 students, who are cared for by German and Ukrainian teachers, educators and social workers.

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 19 October 2022
Last updated: 19 October 2022

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