The ‘Messages to Ukraine’ project currently includes over 5000 messages from the Preply community, spanning across 115 countries in 84 languages. These are visualized on an interactive map which also shows translation into Ukrainian to express a message of hope and solidarity to the displaced people of Ukraine.
In Preply’s commitment to effective language learning, they are uniquely positioned to communicate messages of hope, peace, and solidarity from the global community to the people of Ukraine. This project is linked to their purpose which is bringing people from different cultures and nations together through language, which is at the heart of Preply.
Their mission is to have the world share messages of support with the Ukrainian community. They have started by sharing this initiative with employees, tutors, and on social media platforms.
These messages will be shared on digital billboards across surrounding countries that have taken the people in with open arms. Currently in talks with Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary.
Kirill Bigai, CEO at Preply, says:
“It was 2012 when myself, Dmytro, and Serge – being in Boston, the US at the time – decided to launch Preply. It grew into a truly global business with a wider community of tutors and learners in 150 countries with 430 staff across Barcelona, the U.S., and, of course – Kyiv, Ukraine.
I have witnessed two Ukrainian revolutions in my life – and the core of Ukrainian spirit was central to both; Ukrainians stand for freedom and it is this principle that Ukrainians are defending now. I’m calling on everybody reading this, who shares this value, who feels sadness and madness at the horrific impact on human life, to support Ukraine in any possible way.
Whether that’s helping a Ukrainian colleague, urging your own company or government to act, donating to a well-researched charity or NGO, or simply adding the UA flag to your avatar. Today, every Ukrainian is defending freedom – for themselves and the world. Please join Ukraine in this effort. Do all you can and act now.”
Preply endorses the following causes:
- Redcross Ukraine
- Ukraine’s Armed Forces
- Ukraine’s Humanitarian assistance
- UNICEF Ukraine
- Save the Children
To view “Letters to Ukraine” visit: Messages to Ukraine (preply.com)
Written By: Amy Pritchett