Students on the ESOL for Employability course recently organised an event in Forth Valley College in Falkirk called Help Ukraine to raise awareness about the current situation there. The students decided to collect second-hand quality goods such as children’s and adult’s clothing, toys, equipment and dry foods.
The students contacted several local organisations and decided to work in partnership with the Edinburgh Ukrainian Club who agreed to help with the event at no cost. The leader of the club offered his help in transporting the goods from Falkirk to Edinburgh and made arrangements with a priest from a Ukrainian church.
The event was divided into two stages: promotion and collection.
The promotion event was held on the 18th of March and the purpose of the event was to highlight the difficult situation in Ukraine and to inform people about collection details. Next the students organised a collection which took place on the 25th of March. The venue of the collection was room 67 in Falkirk. The event was extremely successful and they managed to collect a sufficient amount of goods.
The students would like to thank everyone who supported the event – there was a great response from students and lecturers.
Curriculum Manager Scott Harrison said, “I’m extremely proud of how the students managed this event with such professionalism. They were very confident with their English skills when speaking to other class groups to advertise the event. Their hard work and efforts paid off with a large number of donations that will greatly help Ukraine.”
Written by: Dominika Madejska, ESOL for Employability student