Prior to the start of a new school year, regional Caritas Organizations all across Ukraine traditionally hold the School Book Bag event. During this event orphans, children from single parent or disadvantaged families and children in crisis received free school book bags and school supplies.
This year local Caritas branches are reporting that the average cost for one book bag was between 250-350 UAH. Book bags were filled with notebooks, pencil cases, book covers, pencils, coloured pencils, markers, plasticine, markers, paints and other necessary school supplies. These book bags are similar to those any parent would buy for their child, they’re bright, colourful and have cartoon characters depicted on them.
Danylo who is entering 1st grade received one of the book bags.