Students Trade Union Committee of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute: We Work for Victory

Since the first days of russian aggression, the Students Trade Union Committee of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute has joined the support of the defense forces of Kyiv and ensured the life of the university during the war.

The trade union activists took part in the organization of a mini workshop for the production of Molotov cocktails. They provided members of the territorial defense stationed in and near the university with cocktails. In addition, students participated in the protective construction on the territory of the university and at the entrances to it. Some students volunteered for Territory Defense and stood watch at checkpoints around the perimeter of the university territory, and helped the Territory Defense of Solomianskyi District.

In the first days of the war, many employees of the campus, including most of the watchmen, could not get to work. So the trade union activists from among the residents of the dormitories joined the control of the access regime in the dormitories. Due to their efforts, proper order was kept in the campus, despite the lack of staff. At the same time, residents of the dormitory #16 demonstrated a particularly high level of organization. Students also repeatedly helped charitable foundations receive and distribute humanitarian aid from international partners, they unloaded and loaded vehicles, and worked in warehouses.

After the situation in Kyiv improved, the students trade union committee activities took on a new meaning and new forms. Its main direction was to help the military and those who lived in the territories that were attacked and destroyed.

Head of the trade union committee of students I. Stepanyuk with humanitarian aid

The students trade union committee went to the expenses of the purchase of equipment for students and employees of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute who served in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Since their own funds were not enough, charity concerts, fairs, sports tournaments, lottery draws with artifacts and trophies directly from the front line as prizes, etc. were organized to raise funds for the Armed Forces. They managed to collect more than 230 thousand hryvnias in this way. Computer equipment, tactical glasses, knee pads, etc. were purchased with these funds and sent to the members of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute who defend us. It is planned to continue holding various non-standard events for the purpose of collecting funds.

The trade union committee initiated the collection of humanitarian aid for students of the Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, whose buildings and dormitories were badly damaged by enemy shelling. Thanks to the students' indifference and the support of the Humanitarian Headquarters of the Department of Educational Work, 21 boxes of aid were collected and delivered to Kharkiv.

After the liberation of Kyiv oblast, trade union activists together with employees of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute began to collect and deliver humanitarian aid to the residents of Irpin, Bucha, and Borodianka, cities that were badly affected by the enemy attack. The Humanitarian Centre of the Students Trade Union Committee working group was created, which systematically organized the collection of clothes, dishes, and detergents for residents of Borodianka and surrounding villages and participated in their delivery. Aid was also given to a military hospital, a boarding school evacuated from Kharkiv, and, in addition, to displaced persons, and students and employees of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute who experienced hardship in their lives. Over time, the activities of the headquarters broadened, and due to university colleagues (public organization Academic Space) and the financial support of the Employees Trade Union Committee, it became possible to get large humanitarian supplies from international benefactors.

The collection of things is still going on - there are many people whose homes were destroyed or badly damaged and they need the most basic things. We need men's clothes, household appliances, dishes, kitchen utensils, towels, bed linen, products, household chemicals, etc. All this can be brought to the Students Trade Union Committee at the address: 144a, Borshchahivska str.

In September, the Humanitarian Center expanded its activities and organized the production of "trench candles' ' - special paraffin or wax burners, which not only provide light, but also help the fighters to warm themselves, heat water and brew tea, even heat or steam food. At the same time, they burn for a very long time. The need for such candles at the front increased as cold weather set in. So, at the end of the month, the first batch of these products was manufactured and sent to our units fighting near Bakhmut. The work continues, because the demand for "trench candles" in the troops is very high. To make them, you need empty cans and paraffin or wax, so they are also accepted at 144a, Borshchahivska str. (you should agree on the delivery time in advance via Telegram @igorskpi).

Thanks to everyone who donates money, joins in the collection of aid, brings things that are so much-needed for people who lost their property due to the war. We also thank those who share information about the need of help; thanks to that, there are more and more benefactors.

We will win together!

According to Students Trade Union Committee  of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute

The first batch of trench candles went to Bakhmut

The Student Trade Union Committee of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute produced and sent the first batch of trench candles for our soldiers in Bakhmut. These are mini-heaters that can both provide heat for almost four hours and warm food.

They say that they can do more, but they need paraffin / wax and cans (from corn, peas, pate, etc.).

⏰ You can bring materials for candles to the Student Trade Union Committee at the address: st. Borshchahivska, 144 A, by previously writing in Telegram @igorskpi.