Our veterans are extremely important to us. It is these people who have fought and defended our lives, our families, and the reality in which we can all grow, develop, and be free and happy. Thanks to our soldiers, Ukraine was able to survive. They stop the aggression of the neighboring country every day. Our task is to provide the most reliable rear, to pay tribute, and to show the highest respect and gratitude to the soldiers.
During the years of the Ukrainian-Russian war, we lost soldiers every day. Fortunately, many veterans return home. Often, upon return, combatants receive neither good rehabilitation nor proper recognition. They face problems with post-traumatic stress disorder, disability, and depression, which can lead to suicide. Returning to civil life is a serious challenge that is not easy to deal with.
We, the Open Eyes Charity Fund, have the great honor to join the establishment of the Veterans Service at Lviv Polytechnic National University.
The prototype of the Polytechnic Veteran Service is the Frederick Community College (Maryland, USA), the first educational institution in the world to establish a veteran service. Veteran service at Lviv Polytechnic is a continuation of world practice.
VETERANS SERVICE IS:
We created the Veterans Service project out of great love and gratitude. We renovated the rooms according to the inclusive design, installed a ramp, equipped the place with furniture and computers, provided high-speed Internet, create green spaces in the rooms, as well as made markings for people with disabilities.
May this place be truly useful and cozy, may be a place for growth, fellowship, and relaxation, a place for integration, resocialization, and rejuvenation.
You can find the Veterans Service at Building №1 NU "Lviv Polytechnic", Karpinskoho Street, 24, Lviv.
The official opening of the Veterans Service is December 15, 2021.