is an international initiative of scientists and those aware of the role of science and innovation for the future of our civilization. From which this future will grow is education, which is severely impaired in conflict-torn countries. S4P supports these communities to care for the vulnerable and foster education, to open prospects for the future.

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WHY THIS INITIATIVE?

Since February 24, a massive humanitarian crisis is growing within war-torn Ukraine. Special attention needs to be devoted to children, the elderly and disabled people who could not flee the conflict. They need our help, our partnership and our participation – on site. Not only to survive, but also to keep believing in a better future. As the greatest collective endeavour of modern times, science carries a responsibility to make a contribution.

WHY THIS INITIATIVE?

WHAT DO WE PURSUE?

WHAT DO WE PURSUE?

Within Ukraine, hand in hand with local communities, we identify and tackle local projects. These are performed with our support. Beyond improving living conditions and care for the needy, we focus on education, learning, and sports for schoolchildren.

Across the globe, we call for an international alliance offering free tertiary education to interested students from Ukraine, via online courses and classes. We aim to create a platform where such courses will be announced and students can register.

HOW TO IMPLEMENT?

Currently, we work in strategic partnership with the Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) organisation. As a member of ACT Alliance, HIA earned its positive reputation in 40 countries. It has been active in Ukraine for more than 25 years. HIA identifies projects eligible for S4P funding and, once approved, coordinates and supervises their implementation, with regular reporting to S4P. How your donations will help us build alliances with local communities to improve living conditions of the displaced as well as safeguarding children’s welfare and foster their personal development, is exemplified by our projects described below.

HOW TO IMPLEMENT?

YOUR DONATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE:

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VISIT WEST UKRAINE

March 28, 2022 — Visit of Ferenc Krausz and representatives of HIA in Bakosh, West Ukraine. The Elementary School of the village has been transformed into a shelter for about 100 people, including 30 children, from East Ukraine.

VISIT WEST UKRAINE

March 28, 2022 — Visit of Ferenc Krausz and representatives of HIA in Bakosh, West Ukraine. The Elementary School of the village has been transformed into a shelter for about 100 people, including 30 children, from East Ukraine.

VISIT WEST UKRAINE

March 28, 2022 — Visit of Ferenc Krausz and representatives of HIA in Bakosh, West Ukraine. The Elementary School of the village has been transformed into a shelter for about 100 people, including 30 children, from East Ukraine.

VISIT WEST UKRAINE

March 28, 2022 — Visit of Ferenc Krausz and representatives of HIA in Bakosh, West Ukraine. The Elementary School of the village has been transformed into a shelter for about 100 people, including 30 children, from East Ukraine.

VISIT WEST UKRAINE

March 28, 2022 — Visit of Ferenc Krausz and representatives of HIA in Bakosh, West Ukraine. The Elementary School of the village has been transformed into a shelter for about 100 people, including 30 children, from East Ukraine.

April 25, 2022 — Homeschooling and toy donations

VISIT WEST UKRAINE

March 28, 2022 — Visit of Ferenc Krausz and representatives of HIA in Bakosh, West Ukraine. The Elementary School of the village has been transformed into a shelter for about 100 people, including 30 children, from East Ukraine.

CURRENT S4P PROJECTS

CURRENT S4P PROJECTS

The Elementary School of Bakosh in West Ukraine educates more than 300 pupils from the area. They currently can not attend school, because it has been transformed into a shelter for about 100 refugees (video). The following actions were identified to offer greatest benefits to the local and displaced children, and the community as a whole:

#1) Providing home schooling equipment for online education, construction of facilities to play sports activities in the schoolyard;

#2) Renovation of the school’s kitchen, dining hall, and sanitary facilities;

#3) Renovation of a building next to the school for more appropriate accommodation of refugees. This site is to be used as a youth center, once the refugees can return home.

Further projects will be announced soon.

OUR FIRST PATRONS

Gerard Mourou
Nobel Prize in Physics (2018)
Stefan Hell
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2014)
Gerhard Ertl
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2007)

OUR FIRST PATRONS

WE

WE

Science4people.org has been initiated by members of the Attoworld Team based at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich). These institutions and their environment offer us excellent conditions not only for scientific research but also for our personal development. By education, professional training, recreation. We appeal for a global alliance of all those enjoying similar benefits to support the less privileged. Currently in war-torn Ukraine. We thank the Max Planck Society for supporting our initiative and Max Planck Foundation for generously serving as a legal platform for its implementation.

CONTACT

General questions:
Nicole Buchwiser & Miriam Lorenz
Email: nicole.buchwiser@science4people.org & miriam.lorenz@science4people.org


Donations:
Johanna Pöllath
Email: info@maxplanckfoundation.org

CONTACT

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.”

[Louis Pasteur]