Dear Rotarians and Friends,
I hope you all are doing great. Sorry for being silent for a while, but I had to solve dozens of tasks related to the Ukrainian school to ensure that we can make our ongoing Rotary project a reality.
Below you can find a link to a short video showcasing the currently operating school that was equipped with your help and support. Since September 2023, this school has served almost 200 Ukrainian refugee kids in Budapest: Video Link
Here are some key updates about our ongoing Ukrainian School Project:
  • Over the last few months, I have been working to engage new potential sponsors, and it looks promising that we might reach a total budget of $300,000.
  • The Rotary International President 2024/2025, Ms. Stephanie Urchick from Pennsylvania, USA, and the Rotary International Director, Mr. David Tanase from Romania, have visited the currently operating Ukrainian school and are enthusiastic about supporting our project. Please see attached some photos of their visit.
  • The organization of two summer camps in Sátoraljaújhely and Mórahalom (Hungary) for 30 Ukrainian refugee children, free of charge, is progressing well.
  • On Thursday, a trainer who might potentially hold smart board training for the Ukrainian refugee teachers will visit the school, and hopefully, we can finalize the structure of the training that is in line with the Global Grant requirements.
  • New sponsors to cover the salaries of the currently working teachers were secured.
  • Sponsors have been found to pay the two months' deposit and one month pre-payment for the larger building. The larger building contract was signed yesterday.
  • At the moment, we are waiting for the school license from the Hungarian Government.
To provide you with the latest status, we would like to kindly invite you to an online Zoom meeting on 4 June 2024, at 7:00 PM (Budapest time) to update you all about the progress and the current status.
Please find below the Zoom link: Zoom Link
  • Meeting ID: 842 0591 9953
  • Passcode: 295265
PS: The Rotary Club Budapest City will send a photo related to the Ukrainian School Project to the Moon, showcasing our mission of Peace on Earth. If you want to participate in this unique Rotarian project too, you can upload your photo or text related to our Ukrainian School project on too.
I am looking forward to seeing you all on 4 June at 7:00 PM (Budapest time).
Have a wonderful day!
Enjoy Rotary ☀️
Best regards,
Viktoria Vita Griessmüller