Kastus Kalinouski Educational Program For Repressed Belarusan Students Commenced in Warsaw On July 5
As press-service of Alaksandr Milinkevich states, 214 Belarusan students repressed after active participation in political campaign and protest actions after presidential elections will continue their education in Poland.
The official program opening ceremony took place in Warsaw University on July 5. Belarusan students were greeted by Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Polish Prime-Minister, and Bogdan Barusiewicz, Senate Speaker.
Opening the program, Alaksandr Milinkevich, Belarusan united democratic forces leader, expressed gratitude to Polish government for solidarity with repressed Belarusans and delivered a greeting speech for students.
By your brave actions you showed your civic attitude and love to Belarus. I hope that forced education in exile nevertheless will open for you new horizons and the evaluation of situation from another angle will help you to take right decisions. I also hope that education, skills and knowledge you will get here will be of use in free and democratic Belarus, stated Milinkevich.
The scholarship program for repressed Belarusan students was founded in Warsaw University by Polish Prime-Minister, Alaksandr Milinkevich, Belarusan opposition leader, and rectors of Polish higher educational establishments.
The program grants 300 scholarships, 10 more places for students were proposed by Estonian government, there are also proposals from Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Norway and Ukraine that is ready to allocate up to 100 places for repressed Belarusan students.