Monopol Colors provides direct support in Ukraine
In March, Swiss Solidarity, in cooperation with SRG (Swiss Radio and Television Company), appealed for donations for the victims of the war in Ukraine. The war also touched the team at Monopol Colors in Fislisbach. The employees showed solidarity with the suffering Ukrainian population and collected money. To date, over CHF 2,000 has been collected. This amount will be rounded up to CHF 6,000 by Monopol Colors. After a few discussions, a recipient was found. The bridge was built by the trainee Olha Shostak.
Olha Shostak was born in Ukraine and is studying chemical engineering with a focus on paints and varnishes at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. She recently completed a practical semester at Monopol Colors. Today she is writing her bachelor’s thesis. But her thoughts also keep wandering back to her home country. The Ukrainian recently gave a first-hand account of the situation in Ukraine. This did not leave the minds of Monopol Colors cold either. For example, she talks about how her mother fled to Poland and how her father and brother were not allowed to leave the country to serve. With her report, she does not want to create pity, but to draw attention to the catastrophic situation of the civilian population, who – as is unfortunately so often the case – have to suffer the consequences of politics.
Olha Shostak herself ensures that the donation is used in the right place. She is in contact with a woman in the greater Kyiv area who provides direct aid: The woman organises medicine and food for the needy population, which she then distributes in hospitals and schools.
Even if this donation is only a small consolation for the great misery in the war zone, the Monopol Colors team would like to show solidarity and make a contribution to alleviating the humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine. Monopol Colors wishes Olha Shostak and all those affected and their families much strength in this difficult time.