SA2U used part of a generous grant from the Ingeborg Gross Foundation to help finance the living expenses of five teenagers who had lost a parent in the war and who decided to stay in Switzerland, at a boarding house in Leysin, after participating in Era Band Camp in October 2022.
|Era Band Camp
|Financing of housing for children who chose to stay in Switzerland after attending Era Band Camp
|5 Ukrainian teenagers who lost a parent in the war
The funds were used to support “Era Band Home” – an extension project, in a boarding house format, of the Era Band Camp. Described as a “little Ukrainian house in Switzerland for Ukrainian youth,” the house is a beautiful chalet in the village of Leysin that has become a second home to five participants of the Era Band Camp.
The Era Band Home program encompasses three main elements for participating teens:
- Living in Switzerland with a Ukrainian mentor and within a Ukrainian social sphere
- Studying online at a Ukrainian school and adhering to the standard school curriculum
- Studying (offline) at a local Swiss school
There are also plenty of additional activities, courses, projects, team building events. and weekend outings.
Nestled in the Vaud Alps, Leysin is a place of natural beauty where the teens can enjoy a variety of sports and learn healthy habits.