The 2022 Ukrainian school year started in September, with a very somer start. Six months after the unprovoked Russian invasion, of their homeland had started out of nowhere. In a genocide of culture and learning, over 2000 educational institutions and 500 cultural sites have been damaged or destroyed by Russian shelling. The new curriculum including instructions on emergency measures and all buildings are required to have bomb shelters. The absence of children’s laughter leaves a surreal silence. Libraries are decimated. Sports trophies litter floors. The principal of Kharkiv Specialized School #62 wipes away dirt from a mural created by student dancers that form the word ‘Peace’ in Russian. A mortar attack obliterated a school in Kharkiv. Dead bodies are a daily visual for the students. For all civilians in Ukraine, daily life is a frontline. WELCOME TO: ‘Genocide of Learning’ by 4 time Pulitzer Winner CAROL GUZY, as part of an in-depth coverage all year long of this human tragedy.
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