Around 400 Ukrainian children and young people will begin schooling at two hubs established for the purpose, such as the centre of the Association of Ukrainians in Torrevieja and, more recently Salvador Ruso public school, which has been opened to serve the large number of children who have arrived since the beginning of the Russian invasion.
Of these 400 students, more than 250 have arrived in recent weeks from various cities in Ukraine, as reported by the secretary of the Ukrainian association, Natalia Zhezhnyauska.
The mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolón, Councillor for Education of Torrevieja City Council, Ricardo Recuero, accompanied by Natalia Zhezhnyauska, visited Salvador Ruso school on Saturday morning. Facilities have been provided which will enable the teaching of 250 students from 1st year of primary up through to secondary school, that is, students aged between 6 to 18 years old. At Salvador Ruso, classes will be held every Saturday and, in addition to refugees resident in Torrevieja, students from neighbouring towns such as Guardamar, Rojales and Los Montesinos will also.
In total, there are 12 Ukrainian teachers, many of them volunteers, who will teach classes, with subjects including: culture, Ukrainian and world literature, Ukrainian language, Ukrainian history, world history, Ukrainian geography and mathematics.
It is expected that over the next few weeks the number of Ukrainian students at Salvador Ruso school will continue to increase, currently classrooms accommodate around about 20 students per teacher.
Finally, the mayor, Eduardo Dolón, reiterated the total and absolute support for Ukrainian citizens residing in Torrevieja and for all those who have been arriving since the beginning of the invasion and who are being welcomed as new Torrevieja residents.