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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ABOUT US

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.

About us

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 Ukrainian non-profit youth organization “STAN”. “STAN“ founded at the end of 1990s in Luhansk, now operating from Ivano-Frankivsk. It is a community of young professionals working in the spheres of peacebuilding, education, culture, human rights, and media. From the first days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine “STAN“ organized welcome points and shelters for internally displaced persons and supports people in need with psychosocial and legal support, cash granting, food, and hygienic items. They also created a network of shelters in the Carpathian region and became an influential player in UN humanitarian aid clusters on the regional level.

HOW TO IMPLEMENT?

YOUR DONATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE:

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Powerbanks arrived!

January 11, 2023 — The first shipment of powerbanks has arrived in Western Ukraine. They have already been performing their welcome services there since the turn of the year. Two pieces went to the mayor's office in Batyovo, where they will be used in the ID department. Two units went to the school in Bakosh, and … More

When Black Friday becomes Reality

December 21, 2022 — In a carefree world, Black Friday is known as a day of discounts in retail and online trade, which initiates and boosts the Christmas shopping season. In war-torn Ukraine, where the energy supply has suffered massive damage in many places, the term currently has a different and thoughtful meaning. … More

Ping-Pong with a Pro

December 8, 2022 — Thanks to the cooperation of “S4P” and “Tabula Rasa for the next generation” as well as their generous supporters, the youth center Zdybanka of the settlement of Bátyú in Western Ukraine, became richer with a fantastic gift. The young people of the Transcarpathian community and the refugees who … More

World Volunteer Day in Ukraine – NGO Tabula Rasa get honoured

December 5, 2022 — 2022 – is World Volunteer Day. Tens of thousands of volunteers have been active in a wide variety of fields in Ukraine for the past 289 days, with unprecedented cooperation. They work tirelessly day and night, without weekends or holidays, so that their country can find peace and security as soon … More

S4P enters partnership with NGO Tabula Rasa

November 4, 2022 — Instead of tearing down bridges as is currently the case in the war, Science4People would like to rebuild them metaphorically and establish strong connections in Ukraine for those in need. Our main focus is to provide children and young people and their families in the crisis area with a perspective … More

Help for little Mira

October 14, 2022 — With your help, we were able to support a little girl with a valuable food-package. Little Mira fled with her mother from the city of Nikopol in south-eastern Ukraine to Transcarpathia because of the constant bomb attacks. She is 3 years old and suffers from phenylketonuria, and is required to stick … More

Toys for small joys

September 17, 2022 — Thanks to the generous supporters and donators of Science4People we have been able to offer some pleasure in those times of unpleasant crisis for the 25 residents of the Transcarpathian Regional Children’s Shelter. The joy on their faces, who were now happy about leisure clothes, new shoes and … More

Charity auction at the Zdybanka Youth Center

September 3, 2022 — On 3 September 2022 Science4People supported a charity auction in the Batovo Settlement of the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine. The auction, which exhibited pictures painted by local and internally displaced young people who have recently settled in the community, was organized by the local … More

STAN and S4P join forces to support Ukraine

June 15, 2022 — Science4people aims at mitigating the severe adverse effects of the war on education and personal development of children, teenagers, and students deprived of their homes and – often – of their schools. In this regard, S4P is pleased to announce its cooperation with the youth and aid organization … More

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 Faculty of Physics of the Ludwig- Maximilians-Universität München. 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, and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München for supporting our initiative and Max Planck Foundation for generously serving as a legal platform for its implementation.

CONTACT

General questions:
Antje Hubacz
Email: antje.hubacz@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]