Continuing cooperation with the Ukrainian community in Latvia, the Future Supporting Fund has organized a free excursion for the schoolchildren of the Riga Ukrainian Secondary School to the exhibition “Green and Greener” held at the Latvian National Museum of Art (LNMA).
The exhibition “Green and Greener”, which is taking place at the Latvian National Museum of Art with the support of Future Supporting Fund, gives children the opportunity to get to know and understand the Latvian flora, the processes occurring in nature, and how to develop sustainable thinking.
At the invitation of Future Supporting Fund, the exhibition was visited by the schoolchildren of the Riga Ukrainian Secondary School, including the children of Ukrainian refugees who study in this school.
The event was attended by representatives of the Embassy of Ukraine in Latvia, the Future Supporting Fund, the Latvian National Museum of Art, as well as teachers of the Riga Ukrainian Secondary School.
As stated by Anatolii Kutsevol, Ambassador of Ukraine in Latvia, while addressing the audience: “The foundation for a sustainable and harmonic relationship with our environment begins in childhood. It’s essential that our children have a deep respect for nature and an understanding of how to care for it. This is especially important within the ongoing Russian aggression and the harm done by it to Ukraine`s ecology, when we must apply significant efforts in order mitigate the destructive consequences of the Russia`s actions towards our nature. In this regard, I would like to thank the Nākotnes Atbalsta fonds for their initiatives in the sphere of environmental education for the Ukrainian children”.
Jeļena Buraja, Council member of Future Supporting Fund, notes: “We have established close cooperation with the Riga Ukrainian Secondary School, where many Ukrainian refugee children are currently studying. With the aim of promoting a high-quality learning process for new schoolchildren, we purchase the necessary technical equipment in advance. Now, by inviting schoolchildren to this exhibition, we help them get to know the Latvia flora more closely and learn green thinking and green lifestyle – issues that we ourselves consider important and apply in practice “.
In a language that is accessible and friendly to children, the exhibition “Green and Greener” tells about the most important in exploring the world – the coexistence of humans and nature. The art display invites visitors to admire the richness of nature, to appreciate its power and harmony. The main attention is devoted to the sense of responsibility, touching on the issues of the preservation of natural resources and diversity, ecology and sustainability.
A special excursion was arranged for the schoolchildren of the Riga Ukrainian Secondary School where they also participated in creativity workshops, gaining new knowledge about the diversity of nature and its processes in an interactive way.
The Future Supporting Fund has been providing various assistance to Ukrainian refugees and the community in Latvia since the very start of the war, which includes both material support and psychological rehabilitation, and cultural events.
The Fund closely cooperates with the Embassy of Ukraine in Latvia and the Riga Ukrainian Secondary School, where 190 Ukrainian refugee children – a half of all schoolchildren – are currently studying. In 2022, the Fund purchased and handed over to the school new portable computers and professional copying equipment. In cooperation with the Embassy of Ukraine in Latvia, a book for children in Ukrainian language “Планета без смiття” was published – funding for this project was provided by the Future Supporting Fund.
Jeļena Buraja received special gratitude from the Ambassador of Ukraine in Latvia for consistent support to Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression, for promoting the reception of Ukrainian refugees in Latvia and for providing financial assistance to the Riga Ukrainian Secondary School.