Zoom Donates Products to Enable Ukrainian Schools to Operate Remotely.
NEW YORK, 16 September 2022 - The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (MoES) and Zoom Video Communications, Inc. today announced that Zoom has donated Zoom Education licenses with Large Meetings add-ons to its unified communications platform to enable Ukrainian schools to operate remotely. Ukraine’s First Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Andrii Vitrenko, and Josh Kallmer, Head of Global Public Policy and Government Relations at Zoom, announced the partnership at the United Nations’ Transforming Education Summit in New York, NY.
Zoom’s donation will support enough licenses so that every school and higher education institution in Ukraine can deliver educational programs online using Zoom. The MoES team has been actively engaged in deployment of licenses already for several months. To date, this accounts for nearly 800 educational institutions from the elementary to the university level, allowing for an uninterrupted start of the 2022-2023 academic year for millions of students.
“The challenges Ukrainian education faces at the moment are truly unprecedented,” said Vitrenko. “The system analysis recently carried out by MoES, Education Cluster Ukraine, The World Bank, UNICEF and Save the Children has confirmed that the vast majority of schools, colleges and universities are operating either fully online or in blended mode. Thus, it is our responsibility to make sure students and teachers have the necessary tools for continuity of the learning process and that no one is left behind. We express deep gratitude to Zoom for their quick responsiveness and large-scale support.”
“At a time when so many Ukrainian students’ lives have been disrupted, we’re pleased to ensure their education can continue,” said Kallmer. “We’re committed to bringing the best of Zoom to help provide access to high-quality remote education, and we’re proud to support Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science to ensure learning and collaboration can continue for the Ukrainian students, faculty, and staff who are displaced by conflict.”
The license donation includes technology and technological support.