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American International School of Budapest (AISB) Responds

By American International School of Budapest (AISB)
 American International School of Budapest (AISB) Responds

One of the incredible strengths of the American International School of Budapest (AISB) community is the way our families respond to support those in need. Individuals within the AISB community have been quick to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, providing incredible support for those pushed into refugee status by the conflict. 

Our school has been working to coordinate its response to the crisis, in the hope that we can mobilize our community to make a difference in the lives of those impacted. 

We have identified five areas where we feel that our school can make an immediate impact:

  • Supporting the initiatives established by the Nagykovácsi Mayor’s Office. The Mayor’s Office is collecting essential items for those displaced and organizing emergency accommodation for those moving to the area.
  • Providing essential items to the Mándok Initiative, a transition center within a school in Hungary, close to the Ukrainian border.
  • Collecting cash donations through the ‘AISB Ukraine Refugee Relief’ Fund. The funds raised will be distributed to the Hungarian Red Cross, Budapest Bike Maffia, and the Order of Malta Foundation. These three organizations have an existing relationship with AISB and both the experience and connections to make a significant impact on those most in need.
  • The AISB National Honor Society has selected the ‘Territory of Kindness’ as the organization they will work to support.
  • AISB will look for opportunities to provide educational support to students from CEESA schools displaced by the conflict. In addition, we will work with local groups to identify the needs of students from the Ukrainian national system who have relocated to the Nagykovácsi area.

In addition to the areas the school will concentrate its immediate efforts, there are many other organizations that currently require assistance. We have established a page on the AISB HootBoard so parents can share resources (linked here).

We greatly appreciate your support and will continue to provide updates in the coming days. 

For more information see the AISB website.

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