at the conference "Po roku pomoci odídencom z Ukrajiny vo vzdelávaní" in Prešov

The iCan language school took part in the conference "Po roku pomoci odídencom z Ukrajiny vo odídencom" in Prešov and presented there its author's textbooks for children of foreigners, which Ukrainian schoolchildren study in Slovakia today.

iCan School has been helping Ukrainians since the first days of the war in the form of permanent programs of free language courses for children and adults. But our biggest contribution was the project "Slovenčina pre deti cudzincov - pomôcka pre pedagogov a rodičov pri inklúzii detí cudzincov do výchovno-vzdelávacieho procesu v Slovenskej republike", implemented with the support of UNICEF and Erasmus+. Within the framework of this project, we developed and launched iCan language school materials - books, notebooks, dictionaries and methodical materials for school-aged children.
No one knew how much these books, notebooks and methodological materials would be needed in 2022 with the start of a full-scale war between Russia and Ukraine. Prior to this, educational materials for learning the Slovak language had not been developed specifically for children in Slovakia. We were the first to undertake this work. We started the book development project back in 2018. Our designers, illustrators and teachers worked on them for four years.

During the development of dictionaries and manuals, we separately invited NIVAM specialists for consultation. Later, NIVAM representatives asked us to print our books in the form of aid to Ukrainian refugee children. We, of course, supported this idea and gave permission. As a result, all schools of the Slovak Republic, where children from Ukraine study, received sets of textbooks and notebooks. We are proud to be involved in such assistance.

It was for the result of this project that we were awarded the European Language Brand 2022 award (Európska značka pre jazyky 2022). What was discussed at the conference "Po roku pomoci odídencom z Ukrajiny vo vzdelávaní" in Prešov.