Ukrainian Crisis Support

AAS Community Initiatives

  • AAS Fundraising Efforts

    AAS supports the UNICEF efforts to help the children of Ukraine. If you would like to donate, please visit the UNICEF Website: https://dari.unicef.bg/en/ukraina

  • Displaced Persons Application Process

    The Board of the Anglo-American School of Sofia has approved that all displaced students from Ukraine may be accepted to the Anglo-American school of Sofia on a case-by-case basis. Tuition, registration, and capital fees are waived for the remainder of the current academic year. Families are responsible for transportation, cafeteria, and similar fees, and they must provide their own computer if in MS/HS.
    Students from PSI or KIS in Kyiv will be automatically accepted into AAS. All fees and tuition are waived for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year. Students will have to pay for transportation, cafeteria and other necessities, and provide their own computer if in MS/HS.

    Students coming from AAS-Moscow or other schools of choice may be enrolled if there is capacity and they otherwise meet admissions criteria. Registration and capital fees are waived and students pay tuition on a per diem basis for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year. They are responsible for transportation, cafeteria and similar fees, and they must provide their own computer if in MS/HS.

    * All displaced students seeking admission to AAS must be registered as displaced persons with the BG government and must have a medical record. If the registration process is not completed at the time of applying, families must provide proof of Ukrainian citizenship and should inform the school when the registration process is completed.
    In all cases, families need to apply through OpenApply, but we accept that they may not be able to provide all information.

  • PTO Initiatives

    Goal

    • To deliver humanitarian aid and support to all Ukrainian displaced people and support AAS hosting families by engaging AAS students and their families, teachers and staff members;

    Strategies and Tools (work in progress);

    • Creation of a special fund for the Ukrainian Crisis: as of 1st March, all proceeds coming from sales and fundraisers will go directly to a newly created account in our Finances;
    • Donation drives – on demand, initiated/requested by AAS community members;
    • Creation of a distribution center for essentials in the Rila PTO Storage – Grab&Go
      Ongoing Initiatives.

    “Cook a Meal for a Displaced Family” calling for volunteers Upcoming Initiatives (work in progress)

    How to get involved:

  • Other Ways to Help

    Each person needs to help in the way that is best for them. There are many ways to help—so many that it can seem overwhelming. Here are some resources that we have compiled in an effort to help you choose the best way for you.

    Pechersk School International, Kyiv
    Our CEESA partner school, PSI Kyiv, has developed a web page with many resources and links for ways to support the people of Ukraine.
    The link is here: Stand With Ukraine.

    PSI has also initiated a student-driven art movement, #ArtForPeaceUkraine. There is also a link for this movement on the PSI Stand With Ukraine website.

    Bulgarian Red Cross

    The most urgent are the needs of:

    • New men’s, women’s and children’s clothes and shoes;
    • Bed linen;
    • Warm blankets;
    • Sanitary materials.

    Donations will be accepted in the BRC HK on Blvd. James Boucher N76
    For contact and information: Starting at 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on a daily basis:
    Lubomir Karakanovski – 02 4923 070, Marina Shekhova – 02 4923 027.

    https://www.facebook.com/BulgarianRedCross/

    Others

    • Book a short or long-term stay anywhere in Ukraine on AirBnB or Booking
    • Buy knitting, crochet or sewing patterns, party decorations, or pretty much anything that can be downloaded as a digital file on Etsy from Ukrainian vendors
  • For Ukrainian Citizens

    Information for Ukrainian Citizens from the Bulgarian Refugees Agency, a part of the Council of Ministers (український)

  • Counselling Support