Today, like every day, 16-year old Daria will learn online instead of attending her school
in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. She is undeterred by the fact lessons will likely be interrupted
by air raids. Last Friday, she sheltered in a corridor from 4am for the entire day after
Russia hurled at least 18 missiles in her direction. Alarms in her region have sounded
almost every day since.
About 4.7 million children enrolled in education in Ukraine live like Daria. Power outages
dictate their schedules. Air raid alarms signal the end of lessons rather than school bells.
But who would know? Children’s new normal – a life of wartime disruption, fear and
trauma – is considered by too many as old news...
Read the full piece on Telegraph.co.uk.
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