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Eurovision contestants Alyona Alyona and Jerry Heil closed the collection for the reconstruction of the school

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May27,2024

Eurovision participants Alyona Alyona and Jerry Heil closed the collection for school reconstruction< /p> Аlyona Аlyona and Jerry Heil/instagram

Representatives of Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 Jerry Heil and alyona alyona collected UAH 10 million through UNITED24. The funds will go to the reconstruction of the gymnasium bombed by Russia in Velika Kostromka in Kryvorizhzhia.

The charity campaign lasted for a month – from April 25 to May 25. The closure of the gathering was announced by the singers and the United24 initiative.

Ukraine's Eurovision 2024 participants Jerry Heil and Alyona Alyona decided to help rebuild a school in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast with the help of a performance at a song contest in Malmö. The day before, the singers opened a collection of UAH 10 million through the UNITED24 platform.

At the end of the charity campaign, the stars announced that they had achieved their goal, and the collection is currently closed.

The collection of UAH 10 million for the reconstruction of the Veliko Kostroma Gymnasium has been closed. Thank you to everyone who joined the joint collection of alyona alyona and Jerry Heil, UNITED24, Visa and Oschadbank. Lots of great things ahead! When we are united, we are capable of anything! – noted the performers.

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The singers were impressed by the life stories of two gymnasium teachers – Ludmila Taranovych and Tetyana Magda. After the start of a full-scale war, both remained in the village and tried to help their native school.

According to the headmistress Olga Dashko, the gymnasium was shelled by heavy artillery, hailstones, and rockets. In at the Velyka Kostromka gymnasium, up to 250 children are currently studying remotely, the staff of the institution is about 30 people. Some of the students are evacuated, but all the teachers are at home.

Our school is partially destroyed: the left wing, two gymnasiums, the classroom of the extended day group, all elementary school classes, the foreign language classroom, and the inclusive education classroom are completely destroyed. The destruction is great. It is our hope that even if the fundraising is completely completed, the rebuilding of the school will begin as soon as the security situation permits. Military operations are now 25-30 kilometers away from us, said the director.

It is known that the total estimate for the restoration of the institution is UAH 70 million. The school does not yet know what other sources of funding will be. In the gymnasium itself, they also participated in the collection of funds for reconstruction, said Olga Dashko. In particular, they ordered 400 keychain keys – copies of the symbolic “school key”, which were given to those who donated.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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