Civic Education in Ukraine


7 August 2020

“Formation of social behavior of people with disabilities in critical situations” – a new course has launched at VUM online

This course aims to improve the life quality of people with disabilities living in Ukraine by creating opportunities for inclusive online education with sign language translation and psychological support.

The main purpose of the course is to provide people with disabilities with the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure their basic rights and needs in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and other critical situations.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, people with disabilities became the most vulnerable in Ukraine. Due to the pandemic, people with disabilities lost the opportunity to meet their rights and needs, remained in complete social and information isolation. This is especially true for people with disabilities living in rural areas. Therefore, our online course with sign language translation will contribute to the formation of new behavior skills of people with disabilities in critical situations, as well as the development of algorithms for interaction, mutual assistance and response, and the formation of critical thinking.

The course contains the following blocks:

  • Crises are challenges for everyone;
  • How to behave during a pandemic (individual protection, basic needs and search for reliable information);
  • Modern information technologies help people with disabilities;
  • Psychological support for people with disabilities during the crisis (including information technology).

We’d like to ask you to help us to share the information about the course and bring it to those who need it. Join the course for better understanding the fact that such people need special attention.

The course is in Ukrainian. It is free of charge and open for everyone!

The course was created within the framework of the project of the NGO “Parostok” “Information support for people with disabilities during the pandemic COVID-19 and other social challenges in Ukraine” with the financial support of the Finnish Abilis Foundation.