July 6, 2018

ESJF visits school project to protect the Jewish cemetery in Turya Remeta in Ukrainian Transcarpathia

ESJF Projects Monitor Rabbi Ram Moshe Ravad and Western Ukraine Projects Coordinator Ian Galevskii visited students from the village school in Turyi Remety who have cleaned the Jewish cemetery as part of the “Silence Speaks” project.

Held Wednesday, the event was attended by local mayor Mihailo Mikhailovich Bigan, and included a visit to the school and the cemetery site, where Rabbi Ravad addressed the children and thanked them for their wonderful initiative.

The event was held within the framework of the “Workshop of Rural Initiatives” program, implemented by the non-governmental organisation “Other Education”, in partnership with Mt Oct.e.V. It was financed by the Auswärtiges Amt and the Robert Bosch Stiftung as part of of their “Dialogue for Change” project.

The program has been successfully operating in Ukraine for more than 3 years, working in rural communities to teach and provide opportunities for the local youth. This is an excellent example of a platform for non-formal education.

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