AUTHOR: David Clarke
DATE: August 3, 2022
Helping Ukrainian families rebuild their lives
As President Zelensky calls on allies to prepare to help fund a €500 billion plan to rebuild a nation devastated by war, families and businesses in the UK want to help Ukrainian citizens to rebuild their lives today.
The world has been appalled by the heart-breaking scenes of bombing at hospitals way beyond the front line and of countless families fleeing their homes to escape the brutal attack on Ukraine by Russian armed forces.
Since the invasion, more than 3.5 million Ukrainian people have fled to neighbouring Poland. 60,000 people escaped to the UK; some with family visas and others under the Homes for Ukraine sponsorship scheme. Having a safe place to live and food for your family are basic human needs. It restores your faith in human nature to see people welcoming Ukrainian families into their homes.
Being able to support yourself and your family through meaningful employment goes far beyond need; it creates within us a sense of purpose, confidence and, above all, hope.
It is not only individuals that are helping Ukrainian people. A British luxury hotel, The Elvetham, has reached out with the offer of employment and accommodation at their beautiful historic hotel in the Hampshire countryside just outside London. They have various job opportunities across the many roles needed to run this unique venue and its remarkable gardens.
The hotel asked Guildhawk to help them translate their information into Ukrainian. This was quick and easy to do, so we also converted this into a short video spoken by a digital human in both Ukrainian and English. This was shared online and you can also view it here.
Being able to support yourself and your family through meaningful employment goes far beyond need; it creates within us a sense of purpose, confidence and, above all, hope. The Ukrainian people need that spirit now more than ever.
I know this because dear friends from Ukraine, some of whom remain in the conflict zones, have described what it means to be offered the hand of friendship at this dangerous time.
Before the war, many did not realise just how many communities across the world depend on Ukraine and its people, who produce a massive 6% of all food calories traded in the international market. Now, that dependence is all too apparent. We have a lot to thank Ukrainians for, so it is heart-warming to see people and businesses offering the hand of friendship.
Those requiring the translation of Ukrainian documents may find it helpful to learn about the free templates created by the ULSTF which is backed by the Association of Translation Companies. If the team or I can help you with any advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.