April 26th, 1986, is the day of the biggest catastrophe not only for the Ukrainian people but for all mankind. It is a reminder to everyone about the dangers of using nuclear energy, the heroism of the recovery operation workers of the accident, and the consequences for the environment and people.
This event became a real disaster, a peaceful atom devastated the earth, polluted the environment, and took the lives of thousands of people. Radiation pollution has destroyed the environment for hundreds of years. The accident at the nuclear power plant showed that there were real heroes in the country who, risking their lives and health, began the immediate elimination of the tragedy. These brave people are forever engraved in the memory of the Ukrainian people, they are heroes for us, brave volunteers. Therefore, the younger generation must know its history, remember the recovery operation workers of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, and the severe environmental consequences of this tragedy.
Thus, an ecological hour was held for IDP children and young people of Transcarpathian Regional Ecological and Naturalistic Center for Students (TRENCSY) in order to bring to the attention of students the scope of the Chornobyl disaster, education of environmental awareness, instill a love for their homeland during which children deepened their knowledge of the terrible tragedy of insidious radiation. in the lives of many people around the world, and honored the dead with a moment of silence.
Teacher Oksana Kremin showed horrible photos presenting the impact of radiation pollution on the human body and wildlife. As the director of the ecological center, Oleksandr Gerevych, noted, “Chornobyl accident has become a lesson for us, for which we paid a high price. So do not repeat the mistakes, let’s save the world around us. It is known that there are many planets in outer space, but all of them are not suitable for life, so let’s be environmentally conscious on our green Earth!”
In memory of the brave and courageous victims of the accident and civilians, the children made paper angels, writing on them a black date of the calendar, namely April 26th, 1986. Let’s remember it! “Today we are united by a common problem, but I firmly believe that very soon we will be united by a common victory,” said Andriyko from Kyiv, holding a painted angel in his hands.
The event was held in cooperation with the Transcarpathian Regional Ecological and Naturalistic Center with the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies – IERS (headed by Alexander Bokotey) with the support of the German Nature Conservation Union (#NABU), project coordinator Ivan Tymofeiev.
Informational Service of IERS