SUCCESS IN THE COMMUNITY STARTS WHEN SOCIAL ISSUES OF THE COMMUNITY ARE GIVEN AS MUCH ATTENTION AS QUESTIONS OF ITS BUDGET. 📌
(Zeleny Pid OTG) of Kakhovka Rayon of Kherson Region. It was held in Zeleny Pid Village Council.
The meeting was attended by the head of the community, Галина Лобунько (Galina Lobunko), professionals of the village council, project manager of “Ridna Zemlia” (Homeland, Kakhovka), Людмила Августинович (Lyudmila Avgustinovich), the team of My Home (Kherson), Юрий Маринчак (Yuri Marinchak), Alexander Gordenko, Executive Director of “My Home” Center of Family and Parenthood Development (Kherson), Павел Смоляков (Pavel Smolyakov) and church pastor, chaplain and active volunteer, Yevgeny Taran.
Also, the village council was attended by representatives of different NGOs, Sunday school teachers, educators and teachers of educational institutions, social workers, media representatives and a group of active citizens from the village of Korobky, who care about children and want to learn from the experience of creating children’s daycare center and social support center for children and families (https://www.kmu.gov.ua/ua/npas/249510295)
📌 One of the main goals of this meeting was to discuss and analyze assessment of the needs of families, children and the elderly living in the territory of OTG in order to ensure efficiency and feasibility of the services that will be offered to the residents.
Our team was impressed with the success of this OTG. Galina Lobunko has been leading the village council for 17 years (2 of them as head of the OTG). She talked about her team’s work.
Over the past years, community leaders have established playgrounds, built a sports ground, improved the level of medical services at the level of OTG, made a lot of capital repairs in educational institutions, are repairing the roads and lighting involving both the community budget and the state budget…
“2 years of Decentralization reform have brought so many positive results. If only people understood this and joined the work instead of waiting for someone to come from somewhere and do something good for them “, Galina noted.
By the way, this Community takes 2 or 3 place on self-sufficiency in the region.📌
What steps did we discuss?
1. Assessment of people’s needs – preparation of analytical report
2. Development of a model of services
3. Calculation of the cost of services
5. Planning implementation of the model
Capable community means wholesome country! The community should be open to ensuring well-being of its families and children.
We sincerely thank our partners:
NGO “Ridna Zemlia” (“Homeland” Kakhovka) and powerful team of the International Leadership Development Center (МЦРЛ Україна, Kyiv)
To be continued!