The long-standing collaboration between Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University and Witelon Collegium in Legnica provided an opportunity for Drohobych University students to take part in the Polish-Ukrainian Cultural Festival “Under the Common Sky” which took place with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Poland and the Polish-Ukrainian Youth Exchange Council.

On August 28th, the collaborative project “Under the Common Sky – Students at the Polish-Ukrainian Cultural Festival” kicked off in Legnica. 18 students from our University took part in the festival representing the faculties of History, Pedagogy and Psychology, Elementary Education and Art as well as the Faculty of Human Health and Natural Sciences under the guidance of Associate Professor Iryna Lozinska, the Department of World History and Special Historical Disciplines. The project participants a;so actively contributed to the preparation of the festival. Together with the students from Witelon Collegium they participated in workshops on cosmetics production, weaving wreaths from live flowers and preparing restaurant dishes. At the festival itself, students had the opportunity to showcase their acquired skills and abilities. The students specializing in Fine Arts, Decorative Arts and Restoration” presented their own works.

Among the festival participants was a delegation from Drohobych University including Vice-DeanOlena Kravchenko-Dzondza, the Faculty of Elementary Education and Art and Vice-Dean Khrystyna Voitovych, the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics, Economics and Innovative Technologies, official representatives from the Ivan Franko Museum-Estate, Drohobych Vasyl Barvinsky Music College and Drohobych City Council.

Throughout the festival days, numerous meetings took place with representatives of the local self-government in Legnica and the administration of Witelon Collegium. One of the main themes was the support of Ukrainians during the times of war. The Polish people will continue to support Ukrainians until VICTORY over the enemy is achieved.

Drohobych University expresses gratitude to Witelon Collegium and personally to Dr. Beata Skwarek   the unwavering initiator of partnership projects for the long-term and fruitful cooperation (both volunteer and educational). A big thanks to Polish and Ukrainian students for their participation in the project and the festival.

We believe that we will all live under the same PEACEFUL sky!


By vmp