House of ukraine

About us

Drawing upon her background as a teacher in Ukraine, Olena Polovska, hailing from Lutsk, recognized the urgent need to ensure continuous education for her three children upon their arrival in Sweden as refugees in the spring of 2022. With an impressive 11 years of teaching experience and a role as an educator at a boarding school for orphans and children without parental care, Olena’s commitment to education was unwavering.

In response to this pressing need, Olena took the initiative and established a Facebook page for mothers and teachers, which quickly gained widespread attention. Within a matter of weeks, an educational center emerged, catering to 40 children. This center boasted a talented pool of Ukrainian and Swedish professionals who not only taught the Ukrainian curriculum but also offered Swedish and English language courses, enriching the educational experience for the young learners.

In a heartwarming turn of events, Olena crossed paths with a compassionate Swedish couple, Julia and Björn, in April. Since their encounter, Julia and Björn have been actively involved in fundraising efforts and have collaborated with Swedish partners to organize after-school and summer activities, further enhancing the educational opportunities and overall well-being of these children.

Since we began more than 1000 children and adults have participated in our events!

Everyone needs to have a safe space - called HOME