The Holodomor Mobile Classroom

Photo of the Holodomor Mobile Classroom

The Holodomor Mobile Classroom (HMC) is a state-of-the-art, interactive multimedia environment, designed to engage and educate students and the public across Canada about the Ukrainian genocide.

Go beyond the textbook

Our signature program is the Holodomor Mobile Classroom (HMC), a 42 foot recreational vehicle converted into a state-of-the-art, digital, interactive classroom on wheels.

The HMC features 60-minute facilitator-led lessons with documentary videos on the Holodomor and interactive learning activities for students. It can accommodate up to 30 students at one time.

“Before this, I had no clue what the Holodomor was but after, I know how awful it was and am more informed about this! I would recommend this because it was a great learning experience.”

- Grade 10 students at Lasalle Secondary School in Sudbury, Ontario (2019)

HNAT also offers an in-school presentation that is based on our award-winning documentary, Hunger for Truth: The Rhea Clyman Story (2017), which examines how propaganda and disinformation can incite hatred and violence."

The HMC provides students with a rich and inspiring learning experience that promotes social responsibility and global awareness. The program supports teachers in meeting provincial curriculum expectations while building 21st century skills, including digital literacy and critical thinking.

Forge Media + Design, a multidisciplinary UX agency and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation are winners of several international design awards for the cutting-edge technology used to fully immerse and assist students in learning about the Holodomor on the Holodomor Mobile Classroom, in a digital classroom on wheels. The fusion of technologies and interactive content developed by Forge Media + Design, defines an entirely new way to conduct a lesson allowing both the facilitator and students to actively engage with each other.

  • 2016 Golden A ‘Design Award Winner for Education, Teaching Aid and Training Content Design Category.
  • The 2018 Gold Award Winner in the Education & Healthcare Category for outstanding design and interactive technology projection.
  • A Gold Winner of the 2018 Indigo Design Award in the 2018 Professional Category Winner of Digital Design – UC and UI for Interactive Design showcasing innovative and cutting-edge design work.

Curriculum applications

How students benefit

To truly understand a subject, students need to make a personal connection with the stories and the people behind the information. This was our goal when we designed the digital experience for the Holodomor Mobile Classroom – a converted RV in which high school students learn about the Ukrainian genocide.

Learn about the Holodomor through interactive lessons

Appreciate how history shapes our world today

Be inspired by personal stories of survivors

Leave empowered to strengthen Canadian values of freedom and democracy

Photo of the Holodomor National Awareness Tour Bus.

The classroom is based on a technological ecosystem that links custom applications, 32 iPads, a MacPro server and a 24-foot screen, all using an array of programming languages. The Holodomor Mobile Classroom has already visited hundreds of schools, and engaged thousands of students and educators. The feedback from students has been beyond expectations; they leave the HMC not just talking about the technology they used, but about the ways that the experience shifted their perspective and opened their eyes to the reality of genocide. The HMC’s journey is just beginning.

Book for schools

Bringing Holodomor awareness across Canada

Photo of Canadian Map showing where the Holodomor Mobile Classroom has visited.

Places the Holodomor Mobile Classroom has visited.