UNHCR has produced a collection of teaching materials on refugees, asylum and migration for primary and secondary education, as well as some guidance for teachers working with refugee children in the classroom.
The page also contains links to distance education provided by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine as well as learning materials that follow the Ukrainian curriculum. These materials are meant for independent studies.
Children and young people who have fled the war in Ukraine and reside in Finland have a right to basic education on the basis of their residence in Finland, and it is important to get them back to school as soon as possible. Instruction preparing for basic education supports their readiness to start in basic education in Finland.
Read more: Supporting learning in basic education for children and young people who have fled Ukraine
Other useful material
Yle Kielikoulu – Yle Språkskolan ("Yle language school") is a service enabling you to study Finnish or Swedish by watching the Finnish public broadcasting company Yle’s media content in an application or a browser. Kielikoulu is aimed at immigrants and other Finnish and Swedish language learners. The support languages include Ukrainian.
The School Edcuation Gateway site contains support materials on the educational systems in EU- and Erasmus+ countries:
Distance teaching by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
The Ministry of Education and Science in Ukraine offers distance teaching based on the Ukrainian curriculum to different grades according to a weekly schedule.
Learning materials in Ukrainian language
A list of learning materials that follow the Ukrainian curriculum. Children can use the materials independently. There are materials for all grades. The list includes materials that are also linked to on the scedule for distance teaching provided by the Ministry of Education and Science in Ukraine.
The Swedish publisher "Natur och Kultur" has co-operated with a Ukrainian learning materials publisher to provide a list of learning materials that can be used when studying according to the Ukrainian curriculum. The list includes materials that are also linked to on the scedule for distance teaching provided by the Ministry of Education and Science in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian publisher "Ranok" has opened the electronic versions of its learning materials for free download for teachers and pupils.
Materials on Ukrainian as a second language
Ukrainian learning materials on digital platforms
The All Ukrainian School Online platform contains videos, tests and materials for independent learning in 18 subjects to pupils from grades 5-11. The use of the materials is free, but requires registration.
Atmospheric School distance school provides free access to their Attendee package, which contains learning materials for grades 5-11. The website requires registration.
Optima distance school provides free access to their learning materials for grades 1-11. The use of the materials is free for a set period of time. The website requires registration.
Jamm School provides learners with free access to their platform, which contains learning materials for grades 5-11. The website requires registration.
Children's books in Ukrainian
The National Centre of Multicultural Education (NAFO) in Norway has put on its platform Tema mosrmål a collection of Ukrainian stories in Ukrainian and Polish
The National Library of Sweden has put together a website with links to different publishers offering materials in Ukrainian. The page is in Swedish, but the links point to materials in Ukrainian.
ILT Education has decided to open up their multilingual digital book service for young children, Polylino, for Ukrainian families to use for free outside of the classroom. Ukrainian refugees will be able to access all of the books for free, including those which can be listened to in Ukrainian.
- ILT Education (English site)
Different publishers offer free access to children's books online through the organization Osvitoria:
Support for Ukrainian children
The website Lets Learn without Borders! offers psychological help and support to Ukrainian children, parents and teachers.
Protect Children, in collaboration with Fun Academy, has published The Kip Crew Manages Their Worries – an activity booklet for children aged 4-9 years to help them think about and manage their worrying feelings, and in particular to address worries and fears caused by the war in Ukraine and to restore a sense of security. The booklet is available in over a dozen languages, including Ukrainian.
NUMO distance learning kindergarted offers children aged 3-6 a collection of short videos on different themes (e.g. me and adults, me and feelings, me and creativity, me and my needs, me and the environment)
Updated 3.3.2023: Added materials in Ukrainian and English.