Leveraging a meaningful and relevant learning programme in the Ukraine

During my visit to a kindergarten classroom in the Ukraine this past month, I was happily welcomed by engaged and dedicated children, teachers and administrators alike. The bright and colorful classrooms were inviting, children were taking turns sharing their ideas on what an ideal world would be like, discussing environmental issues and the need to get along with each other. In another classroom, students were playing “store” experiencing with exchange of goods and classroom currencies. Some were taking the time to finish a painting activity carefully while others regrouped around the teacher to listen to stories. Outside, groups of children were playing together, their supervisors genuinely interested in their discoveries. Spring has begun in Kiev and nature has started to show a plethora of things that grow: a most perfect learning opportunity for young inquiring minds.