and local governments must undertake further decisive steps to ensure the
development of inclusive education and improvement of quality of education for
orphaned children and children deprived of parental care, assures Prime Minister
of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman.
He accentuated that at a meeting of the National Council of Reforms, under the
chairmanship of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko,
devoted to education sector on Friday.
need to take resolute steps, particularly in cooperation with local authorities
to provide inclusive education", Volodymyr Groysman stressed and reminded that at the initiative of
the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for the first time as a means
of educational subsidy there had been budgeted in 2017 the sum worth UAH 209
million to support inclusive education.
is only the beginning, because we understand that it is vital to create normal
conditions for the child to adapt, to obtain knowledge, to get access to normal
environment. We are well aware of special needs these children require, and our
goal is to satisfy these needs with everything necessary", said the Head
In this regard,
Prime Minister thanked President's wife Maryna Poroshenko for she is pursuing this matter and assured that
the Government would further support initiatives aimed at building inclusive
environment in the country.
he noted that the Government in synergy with the civil society was working to
create appropriate conditions to guarantee the upbringing of children-orphans
and children deprived of parental care.
2016, the number of children in inclusive groups all across the country
increased to 4180 children which means the only thing:
the process of establishment an inclusive environment has triggered, emphasized
are still a lot of such kids in the country, but we must take care of all of
them and create normal conditions for them, in particular their education and
development”, stressed the Prime Minister. “It is clear that we should left
residential schools behind, to abandon the system that oppresses children, deprives
them of understanding that they are brought up in a friendly environment of
either foster families, parents, or family-type children’s homes".