‘We Have Been Made So Comfortable in Brussels’


The family of Egor, a student from Kyiv ORT Educational Complex #141, moved to Belgium earlier this year and have been helped by ORT supporters in the country.

Egor’s mother, Galina, explained: “What wonderful people ORT introduced us to here in Belgium. Our family received an opportunity for our children to study in prestigious schools in the Belgian capital. They also helped to rent an apartment in Brussels.

“Egor was given a laptop to study at school. These supporters have done everything to make our stay in Belgium more comfortable. In the summer we even spent an unforgettable weekend at the zoo!

“Our family is eternally grateful to the international organization ORT for this colossal help and support.”

Galina’s husband, Pavel, was a teacher of computer science and technology at the Kyiv school and helped organize student participation in robotics competitions such as Robotraffic. Egor’s brother, Kostya, took part in the competition in 2018, helping the Kyiv team to a bronze medal placing.

The family have been joined in Belgium by Galina’s sister and niece, who escaped from Mariupol.

They met Charlotte Gutman, chair of ORT Belgium, during the summer thanks to their ORT contacts in Kyiv, and she has been able to assist the family since.

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