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In early March this year, the EGAP Program selected 10 communities that won the competition in the pilot regions of the program – Vinnytsia, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Luhansk and Odessa regions. And in mid-March, a nationwide quarantine was announced, which pushed the country to self-organize in remote work. What most people were not ready for. A serious crisis, in particular, hit the education system, because no one expected that it would be necessary to completely change the approach to teaching schoolchildren and students as soon as possible.

Quarantine and the transition to online learning have become a test for all teachers in Ukraine. And the most unprepared for the organization of such a process in schools were teachers in rural and urban areas. Some were able to adapt fairly quickly to the new conditions (say, using Viber to send tasks), and some did not understand where to start.

East Europe Foundation