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SET University and ZibraAI Charity NFT Initiative To Support Education in Ukraine

SET University partners with startup ZibraAI to launch ‘Ukrainian Tech: building the future’ – a charitable non-fungible token (NFT) project. 

SET University and ZibraAI are creating a charitable NFT collection to support education in Ukraine amidst the Russian invasion. The initiative presents 30 NFT artworks generated using in-house artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology.

ZibraAI is a Ukrainian deep tech startup that creates technologies and products based on AI for the game development industry

Its partner, SET University, is a Ukrainian non-profit educational institution providing higher education for the tech industry.

All funds raised by the sale of the collection will be used to cover scholarships for educational programmes in cybersecurity, blockchain and AI for Ukrainian students.

Speaking on the creation of the project, SET University’s president, Iryna Volnytska, explains how it seeks to reflect the future of Ukraine.

“We tried to imagine the future of Ukraine and how it may look in 70, 100 or 200 years,” Volnytska comments. “Will it be technological? Undoubtedly, we are already demonstrating a high level of digitalisation.”

Despite this prediction, she confirms that key areas still require development. Volnytska points to education as an enabler of this development. 

“We know that positive changes would be real only with high-quality higher education,” she says. “Without this component, it is impossible to imagine our country’s future recovery and development.”

Sirens Gallery

Sirens Gallery is a charitable NFT project using technology to help overcome the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian invasion. It is the result of the initiative shared between ZibraAI and SET University. The project joins the strong reaction of the fintech industry in assisting Ukraine amidst the ongoing war.

Young people form the key focus of the project, as their experience now will dictate what the country’s future looks like. Undoubtedly, education and the creation of equal educational opportunities are critically lacking in times of war.

The gallery consolidates contemporary artists and members of the tech industry to reinforce the important role of education in Ukraine’s future. 

The gallery will feature 30 images, all telling a brief story about the Ukraine of the future, its discoveries, changes and challenges.

All artworks will be available for purchase as NFT tokens. The cost of NFT-artworks varies from $150 to $1000.

The release will take place in two stages. The first drop already took place on 23 November. The partnership confirms a second drop before the end of the year.

The educational renaissance of Ukraine
Oleksandr Petrenko, co-founder and CEO of ZibraAI SET University ZibraAI NFT Ukraine
Oleksandr Petrenko, co-founder and CEO, ZibraAI

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has damaged 2405 educational institutions and destroyed 270. This destruction has thus left Ukraine’s student community completely destitute.

“We are extremely pleased to cooperate with SET University and hope that thanks to this, more students will get the decent education they deserve,” comments Oleksandr Petrenko, co-founder and CEO of ZibraAI.

You can buy NFT art and support the educational initiative for Ukrainian students here.

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  • Tyler is a fintech journalist with specific interests in online banking and emerging AI technologies. He began his career writing with a plethora of national and international publications.

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