National Interests Advocacy Network “ANTS” and the International Center for Ukrainian donated about 200 Ukrainian books to the mini-libraries of Slovakia.
This was reported by the head of the Ukrainian Victory Center in Slovakia project Nataliya Veselova.
“As they flee the war, Ukrainians who find themselves abroad must first address housing and employment issues.” After that, of course, they look for a piece of Ukraine in their surroundings, such as regular communication with compatriots and cultural events. People frequently look for Ukrainian books as well. It is not as simple in other countries. That is why our organization decided to assist Ukrainian refugees in maintaining contact with their homeland, she says. – We purchased approximately 200 books and decided to donate them to cultural centers in Slovakia that assist Ukrainian refugees. One of them is on the grounds of Trenchen’s Activity cultural center. He used to work in humanitarian aid, but he has since retrained to provide educational, consulting, and other services. There, the idea of establishing a mini-library arose, and our team decided to participate. Trenchen is home to a large number of Ukrainians. Most of them are mothers with children who fled the war. We moved some of the books there. This will allow us to console people while also introducing them to new Ukrainian books. Many people nowadays study the local language and culture of the country in which they find themselves, which is why having a Ukrainian book that will serve as a bridge of communication with their native country is critical.”