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Polish authorities, NGOs told to do more for Ukrainian children

23.02.2024 21:30
Thousands of Ukrainian children and youth living in Poland are not attending school, according to a study.
Photo:PAP/Darek Delmanowicz

Although Polish schools welcomed thousands of refugee children, the education system was unprepared to accommodate the increased number of students and their specific needs, the study found.

As Polish society becomes more diverse due to forced and voluntary migration, both Poland’s authorities and NGOs must find ways to integrate these children and youth.

According to the Out of School report, commissioned by Care International in Poland, the International Rescue Committee and Save the Children Poland, education in Poland faces significant challenges, and some issues need to be addressed.

Bujar Hoxha, Country Director of Save the Children Poland, says those challenges included language barriers and psycho-social distress related to forced displacement and separation from friends.

Radio Poland's Ada Janiszewska reports.

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