A teacher set up a school for Ukrainian refugee children in Romania

Publisher:
NPR
Published
Topic(s):
Refugees
English

Just over a month ago, Konovalova, 30, was the head teacher of the Ostrovok Primary School in Odesa, Ukraine. But when Russia invaded Ukraine, Konovalova decided she needed to leave the country.

Once everyone was safely across the border, she turned her attention to the well-being of displaced Ukrainian children. "For children, it's really important to be in a safe and familiar environment, and the safest and the most familiar environment for any child is a school," Konovalova says.