— And now we can talk about some intermediate results?
Yevgeniy: When we arrived in Chernihiv in August, we had collected $7,000 at that time. But on a school scale, it was a small amount. The school was in a deplorable state: 88 windows were broken, the heating system was defrosted, 36 batteries became unusable, the roof was damaged. We come to this school, and there the children are preparing for September, polishing their desks and windows, cleaning their classrooms, even though they do not know when they will be allowed to open. We were very impressed. And we understood that it was impossible to “close” any type of work with the money we collected, but we still wanted to do at least something for this school. Let's go to the Department of Education, we say: “We have $7,000.” They thought about it and suggested: “Maybe you can buy equipment for a bomb shelter with this money? After the repair, desks, chairs, fire extinguishers, heaters, first aid kits, etc. are needed there. And already for global work — sewerage, electrical networks, ventilation — we will look for more funding.” And in this way, with our small donation of $7,000, we encouraged everyone to come to grips with this school — both the local education department and Chernihiv volunteers. Although before that the school was not among the priorities of Chernihiv volunteers because of the complexity of the work. Its problem is that it was at this school that the basement was practically unsuitable for a bomb shelter: the building is old, from the 60s, the ceilings are low, the area is very small, the premises are located unsafely, the basement was used as a warehouse for a canteen — vegetables were stored there. And by the fact that we bought equipment for a bomb shelter, we encouraged them to look for money for repairs. And they were found. The first stages of work — dismantling — were again covered by us, having collected another $4,000, and Belgian donors are already financing other types of work. By the way, together with our volunteers, we made 250 angels for them and sent them to Brussels. And now it is such a Kazakh-Belgian project is already happening.