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Children of defenders of Ukraine to take part in the training program

Dec 11, 2022

Children of the fallen defenders of Ukraine will take part in a training program in Canada: according to the results of a competitive selection, 10 finalists will be enrolled in the 9th grade of Brooks Westshore School.


According to Ukrinform, this was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Veterans on Facebook.

"Providing educational support to defenders and defenders, family members of fallen soldiers is one of the key areas of work of the Ministry of Veterans. One such project is the launch of a training program in Canada," the statement said.

As noted, the team of Brooks Westshore International School (Canada), with the support of the Ministry of Veterans Affairs of Ukraine, announces a competition for 9th-grade students (born in 2008) of the fallen Ukrainian defenders of Ukraine.

According to the results of a transparent competitive selection, by the decision of Canadian representatives, 10 finalists will be enrolled in the 9th grade of Brooks Westshore School. The training will be free of charge with the provision necessary for studying and living in Canada for 4 years, until the completion of the 12th grade.

The key criteria for competitive selection are: academic performance; proper (basic) level of English proficiency; motivation and emotional maturity, which are necessary for long-term study abroad.

The press service reported that the competitive selection will be held in 3 stages

- writing an essay in Ukrainian (about 500 words).

Candidates should write about their personal interests and expectations from education in Canada. Children can indicate their favorite sports and artistic activities, as well as initiatives that they could continue during their stay in Canada. The essay must include information on school grades and information on the level of English proficiency, as well as residence and family contacts. The essay must be sent by December 22 (inclusive) to [email protected].

In case of successful completion of the first stage, the project coordinators will contact the candidates and inform them about the date and time of stages 2 and 3, which will include

- online testing in mathematics (in Ukrainian);

- interactive testing in English.

Testing will take place with the support of the Ukrainian Center for Educational Quality Assessment. According to the results of the last stage of the competition, the finalists and their families will be able to get acquainted online with their future teachers in Canada and discuss all the pressing issues regarding the trip and training. The finalists are expected to arrive in Canada in late winter 2023.

Brooks Westshore is a small private school in Victoria, Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The school operates under the International Baccalaureate system - an intensive curriculum aimed at preparing students for studying at universities around the world. Brooks Westshore currently has 210 students, almost half of whom come from all over the world and live in a modern dormitory on campus.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 11/12/2022

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