March 10-11, Dnipropetrovsk hosted training session “Support of Volunteer Organizations Dealing with In-Migrants and ATO Soldiers”. The event was held by Kiev Resource Center for Graduates of Exchange Programs with the support of Regional State Administration and the US Embassy in partnership with the Synodal Department for Social Service of Ukrainian Orthodox Church “Elios-Mercy”.

“Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” has long launched the campaign to raise funds for victims of ATO. The Institute works with in-migrants and soldiers as well as conducts special events for them. So, Iryna Piskariova, “Tkuma” Institute Head of Educational Department, joined the training-session.

Within the two-day program, participants dealt with contemporary problems that arise when working with the soldiers and in-migrants. Among the speakers there were experts on law, media literacy and psychology.

Official site of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration cites Rachel Atwood Mendiola, Assistant Cultural Affairs Office of Embassy of USA in Ukraine: “Training tells about advocacy, lobbying, assistance to psychologically affected people. Each time being in Ukraine, I'm amazed how civil society works here. That it gives us hope for a better future”.