On August 2, 2018, Director General of the National Museum «Holodomor Victims Memorial» Olesia Stasiuk and Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Liliia Hrynevych signed a Memorandum of cooperation in the field of studying, promoting and introducing of the history of the Holodomor 1932-1933 in the educational process.
The partnership provides for the creation of a scientific and methodological base for the study of the history of the Holodomor in secondary and higher schools of Ukraine and the involvement of the results of research works of the National Museum «Holodomor Victims Memorial» in the educational process by all education institutions subordinate to the Ministry of Education and Science.
The National Museum «Holodomor Victims Memorial» is committed to assisting in the creation of a scientific and methodological base for teaching the subject of the Holodomor, to establish cooperation with institutes of postgraduate pedagogical education in conducting advanced training courses and to expand work with institutions of secondary education.
According to the agreements fixed in the Memorandum, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine undertakes to promote the integration of relevant methodological and scientific developments of the museum into educational programs and the dissemination of museum projects among educational institutions.
Minister of Education and Science Liliia Hrynevych thanked the museum administration: “Thank you for the fruitful cooperation that we already have. I understand how difficult and important your work is, you talk about the intricate issues in our history. For this, traumatic experience should be passed through yourself. I wish you strength and inspiration to do this work in the future. “
The Director General of the Museum Olesia Stasiuk said: “It is extremely important for us to establish a partnership with the schools. We see that teachers are afraid to speak on this topic, they consider it is traumatic, although, everything depends on approaches. We need to build trust and partnership to start honestly and openly speaking on such a complex subject. “
By signing the memorandum, both parties undertake to create conditions for comprehensive and objective study and popularization of unknown pages of Ukrainian history, to educate in the students the ability to resist hatred and all violations of human and civil rights and freedoms.