A pilot employment programme has been launched for resettled refugees in Lublin. Teachers from Ukraine will be working in Lublin schools under the "Cash for Work" programme starting from March 30. Almost 50 people in its entirety. On March 29, the City of Lublin and the Polish Centre for International Aid (PCPM) signed a cooperation agreement commencing the project.
The implementation of pilot employment programme of refugees is another step for the benefit of Ukrainian citizens staying in Lublin. Furthermore, to ensure adequate and decent living conditions, we are willing to facilitate them to become self-contained and create employment opportunities. I am delighted that Lublin is the first city in Poland to implement this type of project - says Krzysztof Żuk, Mayor of Lublin.
39 schools in Lublin, including 31 primary and 8 secondary schools, were covered with the care of an assistant from Ukraine programme. The work of an assistant from Ukraine will be performed for 6 hours a day (30 a week) for 3 months.
The Polish Centre for International Aid Foundation has been providing humanitarian aid in refugee crises for over 10 years now. PCPM implements “Cash for Work” programmes based on the guidelines of the United Nations - United Nations Development Programme.
I am delighted that we are starting cooperation with Lublin. It was the first city in Poland together with non-governmental organizations, that launched a wide package of aid activities for Ukrainian citizens from the very beginning of the Russian attack on Ukraine - says Wojciech Wilk, President of the Polish Centre for International Aid
The "Cash for Work" programme intends to promote self governments and non-governmental organizations in awareness-raising actions aimed at refugees from Ukraine. It is implemented by the Polish Centre for International Aid (PCPM) in cooperation with the City of Lublin and the Lublin Welfare Committee for Ukraine. The PCPM Foundation pays the remuneration, and the self government or other partner Organisation is accountable for assigning employees tasks and supervising their daily work.
The programme is funded by CARE organisation.