NGO "Progresylni" took part in the Round Table

On January 19, 2024, representatives of the NGO "Progresylni" - founder Bohdan Ferens and co-coordinator of the "Fundraising" department Tetiana Konovalenko took part in the Round Table "Teachers' Education and Upskilling in Ukraine", organized as part of the "War for Talent in Ukraine" project, implemented by "Emerging Europe" in partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States
Team activist's Progresylni
The initiators of the event were:

Alina Abakumova, a project manager of "Emerging Europe";
Andrew Wrobel, the Founding Partner of Emerging Europe, a London-based intelligence, news and community platform, and the leader of the Tech Emerging Europe Advocates initiative, a member of the Global Tech Advocates network;

Bohdan Kostiv, a data analyst at "Emerging Europe"; Yevhen Kudryavets, the First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine; Iryna Zadorozhna, a Vice-Rector for Scientific Work and International Cooperation of Ternopil National Pedagogical University also joined the event.
The participants of the round table discussed the problems and possibilities of adapting the system of training future teachers in Ukraine during the war; strategies to be used to train competitive and efficient professionals; a set of skills that should be characteristic of them.

The representatives of "Progresylni" presented a comprehensive vision of the discussed issue, since in order to actualize it and solve it, the public organization carried out a number of events during 2022-2023.
Bohdan Ferens shared the experience of the NGO "Progresylni", gave examples of preparation and implementation of quality educational products and services to support and improve the qualifications of educators, involving representatives of other industries to develop universal competencies in them. The leader of "Progresylns" singled out the most successful cases of implementation of NGO activities, such as "Training for trainers"; "Retreat Camp for Displaced Educators" within the framework of the project financed by the NGO "German Marshall Fund"; joint training course with the Ministry of Digital Transformation "Artificial Intelligence - the Future of Education" with 4,600 participants. Bohdan emphasized the need to support those educators who were most affected by the war; creating opportunities for additional qualifications so that teachers can be involved in other fields, precisely when the level of salaries is low and the prestige of the profession is being lost. His key thesis concerned funding within the framework of international aid to meet the needs of educators and transparent distribution of income, which will allow more HEIs and public organizations to be involved in restoring the quality of education.
Tetiana Konovalenko shared the experience of the functioning of her higher education institution during the war as a Vice-Rector for Scientific, Innovative Work and International Cooperation of Bogdan Khmelnitski Melitopol State Pedagogical University and successful projects of cooperation of Ukrainian public organizations with Ukrainian universities. She gave examples of programs for improving the training of future English language teachers available in Ukraine and emphasized the need to create such programs for teachers of other academic disciplines. Tetiana emphasized the role of public organizations in taking comprehensive measures for socio-emotional and psychological support of educators (NGO "Progresylni"), practical training of those seeking higher education (NGO "Osvitoria") and drew the attention of those present to the urgent need to launch national programs of comprehensive support of Ukrainian educators and preservation of human capital, primarily youth.
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