Computer whizz-kid turns his skills to helping Ukrainian students
A Polish student of Oxford University is one of the main developers of a platform that offers free educational support for Ukrainians.
Bartosz Chejchman from Koluszki who is currently studying computer science in Oxford, volunteered to help with programming ‘Ivy Ukraine’.
The platform offers free educational support and connects mentors and education tutors from around the world to share their knowledge, advice, and interests, with Ukrainian pupils looking for support in entering new areas of growth.
The project was initiated by the Ivy Polish Academy in March 2022 to provide humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees.
President of the Ivy Poland Academy and Ivy Consultants, Krzysztof Daniewski said: “The situation in Ukraine has forced millions of people to leave their homes, loved ones and friends.
“Many of them are school children who have been deprived of access to education overnight.
“That is why we created a special project so that children from Ukraine can gain and broaden their knowledge regardless of the situation in their country.”
Tutoring is free and provided in both science and humanities in the language preferred by the student: Polish, Ukrainian, Russian or English.
Volunteers are high school graduates and university students from Poland and abroad, as well as teachers.
About his involvement in the project Chejchman said: “Thanks to the cooperation of many talented people, we managed to create a platform for students from Ukraine, which allows you to connect with volunteers willing to support their learning.
“I was inspired to work on Ivy Ukraine because I wanted to help. I decided that it would be good to use my skills and make a contribution to support Ukraine.”
Chejchman who started programming about nine years ago with interests in making games, won the Google Code-in competition in 2018 and is currently a computer science tutor at the Akademia Ivy Poland.