The world has changed dramatically with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The people of the Ukraine have shown incredible bravery in the face of adversity but they are suffering. More than a million people have fled Ukraine to neighbouring countries. As global citizens of ISL, we must help them.

The gender equality society is organising a collection to help women and children from Ukraine, with a push to mark International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March. The collection is for items identified as urgently needed by those helping at the border crossing. They will be transported by the Ukrainian consulate to the UN to those fleeing across the border (mainly) to Poland.

We hope that in the days before International Women’s Day, our community will show its support to these displaced women and children.

Please follow these instructions:

  1. Source any of the items listed below.
  2. Package up in a cardboard box or reusable bag. NB for re-distribution it would be ideal to have boxes /bags stocked with 1 type of item and easy to transport.
  3. Make a list of the contents of the box/bag on an A4 sheet and mark it IWD and stick to the outside of the box
  4. Leave at International School of Lausanne reception on Monday 7 to 12pm Friday 11 March.

What to donate:

  • Antiseptic Gel
  • Sodium Chloride (NaCl 0.9%)
  • Sterile bandages
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Anti-inflammatories (panadol / dafalgan /ibuprofen)
  • Feminine Hygiene products
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap (solid)
  • Tea
  • Energy bars/sweets

More information

This collection is being organised by a team led by Nadia (Year 12) and Katrina Edmunds, Academic Counsellor. Please reach out directly if you have any questions.

Thank you for your help and advocating for peace, democracy and human rights. In our action, there is hope.