"Tkuma" Institute has experience in organization and conduction of educational events for school and university students, school teachers. In cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, regional institutes of advanced teacher training, "Tkuma" Institute organized special system of seminars for improvement of teachers' skills.

"Tkuma" Institute has unique experience in creating textbooks. School History textbooks created by "Tkuma" Institute won All-Ukrainian State Contests and were released in hundreds of thousands of copies.

"Tkuma" Institute effectively cooperates with regional office of Junior Academy of Sciences. On the base of "Tkuma" Institute winter and summer sessions of JAS are conducted. During this events school students have an opportunity to work with the Holocaust museum holdings, consult the Institute and Museum research associates and meet famous Ukrainian and foreign scholars.

The five busy days of the seminar passed extremely quickly, and on July 19, our “The Ark 2021” completed. But before that, a bright, rich and informative Ukrainian day was waiting for the participants. It started on our friends and partners territory – in Dmytro Yavornytskyi National Historical Museum. We truly thank the director of the Museum Yulia Pischanska for organizing a tour of the Museum halls by Dr. Kateryna Hryshchenko; Anna Teryanik held a meeting with the exposition of the first ATO Museum in Ukraine. By the end, a unique panoramic film about the war in eastern Ukraine was screened. Many of the seminar participants could not hold back tears both in the Museum of anti-terrorist operation, and during demonstration of a film.

Also, in the premises of Dmytro Yavornytskyi National Historical Museum “The Ark” participants listened to an informative lecture by the director of the Center for Middle East Studies (Kyiv) Igor Semivolos |on “Competition, violence and cooperation in southern Ukraine. The experience of the twentieth century.”

After that, “The Ark” went to Petrykivka – the center of the world-famous Petrykivka painting. The young people visited the Center of Folk Art, tested their artistic abilities in a master class on Petrykivka painting.

Moving to “Mykola’s Khutor” – and here, in the atmospheric Ukrainian courtyard, everyone was treated to delicious Ukrainian dishes. After that, a very serious and important conversation awaited the youth. It was conducted by a legendary man – founding member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group, dissident and human rights activist, well-known publicist and theologian, Vice-Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University Myroslav Marynovych. “I'm talking about people who turn the wheel of history, – emphasized Dr. Igor Shchupak. – And Mr. Myroslav's lecture was dedicated to the majestic figure of Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky. The conversation touched the minds and hearts of young people; so, it is not surprising that there were many questions to Mr. Myroslav”.

The next experience for young people was a master class on the culture of church singing from a group of sisters of the Order of St. Basil the Great from the mission village in Zaporizhzhia.

And finally – the end of the Ukrainian Day and all this year's “The Ark”: insightful speeches and even songs; presentation of Certificates to participants and a film-chronicle about “The Ark-2021” from IT-specialists of “Tkuma” Institute Vladyslav Bazylevsky, Dmitry Konovalov and Oleksii Branovitsky.

We truly thank all our Crimean Tatar, Polish, Ukrainian, Jewish partners and friends, young people – participants of “The Ark 2021”, all staff of “Tkuma” Institute and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”.

Thank you – and see you during “The Ark 2022”!

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On July 15, the international seminar “The Ark-2021” was inaugurated, co-organized traditionally by “Tkuma” Institute, Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”, Ukrainian Catholic University, Hnat Khotkevych Palace of Culture, “Crimean House”, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Lviv, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Kharkiv. The opening was attended by representatives of regional authorities, scientists and public figures, representatives of various national and religious groups.

A two-day online seminar about the Holocaust and the crimes of the Nazi regime for Ukrainian educators “AUSHWITZ - HISTORY AND SYMBOLISM”, organized by “Tkuma” Institute in cooperation with the International Centre for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim (Oświęcim, Poland), started on July 12.

On May 26, the last educational webinar of this school year ‘How to win a creative contest?” was held. The event was organized by “Tkuma” Institute, Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”, “Orion” Publishing House.

On May 23, “Tkuma” Institute and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” were glad to welcome students from Zaporizhzhia Specialized Boarding School of the 2nd-3rd grades. “Sich Collegium of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Council”. Excursions to the Museum and Menorah Center were organized for our guests by researchers Dr. Olena Ishchenko, Valentyn Rybalka and Tetiana Selyutina. Head of Educational Programs at “Tkuma” Institute Iryna Piskariova, told students about the educational projects they can join – in particular, the annual creative works Contest for teachers, school and university students “Lessons of War and Holocaust – Lessons of Tolerance” (works will be accepted until July 15).