Christian schooling in Ukraine: Lessons in the bomb shelter


Eastern Europe

Evert van Vlastuin,

Before the war, all major cities in Ukraine had a Christian school. The Russian invasion possibly also destroyed many schools. Picture: school in Ruski Tyshky, Kharkiv region. Photo EPA, Atef Safadi

If rockets fall on the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, the students go to the shelter, or the school switches to online lessons. But if the sky is open, the teachers are there to welcome the children. “To stop teaching would be criminal.”