Triona Mullally

In my area and we don’t have any organisations that specifically to work with refugees. However, in January of this year our school warmly welcomed 20 or so Ukrainian refugees into our school and local community. It was amazing to see the whole community gather together, organise a collection of clothes, school uniforms and supplies, toys, books, baby clothes.

A fund was also set up and many parents and locals generously donated, all money raised went directly to the Ukrainian children attending our schools.

This experience has been enriching for the teachers and students in our school. It has been fantastic to see how welcoming and caring the children in the school are towards their new friends. It offered an opportunity to teach the children in our school about what has happened in Ukraine and make them aware of how the effects of war. It has been heart-warming to see them become valued members of our community.

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