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On September 27, the Ukrainian Agrarian Council, with the support of the USAID Agriculture Growing Rural Opportunities Activity (AGRO), will organize a press tour for journalists to the affected agricultural enterprises of Chernihiv oblast and a roundtable discussion with the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, the Committee of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Agricultural and Land Policy, local self-government agencies, representatives of partner countries, charities and affected farmers.
During the press tour, media representatives will visit three farms in Chernihiv region of various sizes and specialized in different areas, which got damaged as a result of hostilities and lost their production facilities as well as livestock.
After the press tour, Kyiv will host a roundtable discussion to consider priority needs and tools to support the recovery of the agricultural sector. The participants include:
Mykola Solskyi, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food
Yulia Svyrydenko, First Deputy Prime Minister – Agrarian Policy and Food Minister
Oleksandr Haydu, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Agrarian and Land Policy
Kseniya Sydorkina, Director for USAID AGRO Program
Andriy Dykun, Chair of the Ukrainian Agrarian Council
Also, the discussion will be joined by the affected agricultural producers from different regions of Ukraine and representatives of international donors.
Registration is required. A detailed event agenda will be provided after confirmation of media accreditation.
In Chernihiv region, an international construction camp for the reconstruction of housing destroyed as a result of russian aggression has started working. It was launched by the organization Repair Together, which is known for its community clean-up events. The project will last three months (until October 10 this year). During this time, there are plans to build at least 9 houses on the site of destroyed buildings.
Eoin, a professional construction worker from Ireland, is one of the many foreign volunteers who joined this camp. The man became the chief foreman, and he helps with reconstruction. There are also volunteers from France, Israel, Finland, Peru, Spain, Lithuania, Germany, Romania, Italy, U.S., Belarus, Poland and Austria.
For reference: Repair Together is an organization that involves volunteers in restoring destroyed villages. Volunteers have already rebuilt 7 completely destroyed houses, repaired another 20 and coordinated the repairs and restoration of 49 buildings.
Mykhailo-Kotsiubynske village is located near Chernihiv. At the beginning of the full-scale war, it was under occupation for more than a month. In March 2022, two russian missiles hit the local lyceum: the first and second floors of the building and the sports ground were destroyed.
The computer science, chemistry, physics, biology and defense of Ukraine classrooms, as well as the archive were also destroyed. The gym was damaged too.
Currently, the charitable foundation “savED” is helping to restore the lyceum (this foundation restores access to education in communities affected by the war).
Also, as part of the efforts by UNITED24, global initiative to support Ukraine, a charity match was held in London, where Ukrainian football players Andriy Shevchenko and Oleksandr Zinchenko took to the field to raise funds to restore Mykhailo-Kotsiubynske Lyceum in Chernihiv region.
From August 10 to 13, volunteers of the “Brave to Rebuild” project will go on their second trip to restore a school in Lykhachiv, Chernihiv region. The building was damaged in russia’s full-scale invasion. The peculiarity of the educational institution is that it is a mazanka hut from 1923. Volunteers have already rebuilt the walls using the authentic technique. In particular, sand, clay and straw were mixed in a specially prepared container by using their feet. The resulting mix was further processed to reach the right consistency.
The local community is also involved in these works. A carpenter with experience in building mazanka huts oversees the work and trains the volunteers. Among other things, the work ahead includes roof and windows replacement as well as wheelchair ramp installation. Later, invited artists will paint a mural with traditional Ukrainian ornaments on the walls of the school.
Kulykiv community, in Chernihiv oblast, suffered at the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion: 300 houses were damaged and more than 40 were destroyed as a result of shelling by the occupiers.
In order to help the residents with reconstruction, the community leadership has implemented dozens of grant projects and attracted foreigners since last year. Among other things, they were able to restore two damaged culture centers and an urgent care center. They also managed to involve volunteers from different parts of the world to put up 24 modular houses for people to live in temporarily. (For example, volunteers from Norway, France, Poland, the Czech Republic, Latvia, etc. worked there.)
Journalists are welcome to talk with people who lost their homes and for whom modular houses were built.
On July 29, specialists of the “Mobile Doctors” project will visit the Nova Basan territorial community in Chernihiv region, which suffered as a result of russia’s full-scale invasion. The community was under occupation for more than a month. On March 31, 2022, the Armed Forces liberated it.
Three mobile outpatient clinics will arrive at the community. Local residents will be able to receive a consultation from a gynecologist, cardiologist, therapist, neurologist, endocrinologist, and ophthalmologist. There will also be ultrasound equipment, an opportunity to test blood and get some free medicine.
For reference: Within 9 months of its existence, “Mobile Doctors” project has turned from a small car with 2 doctor’s offices into the largest fleet of outpatient clinics on wheels in Ukraine providing services in the de-occupied territories. This is a number of trucks that have been converted into clinics in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health. One vehicle equals three doctor’s offices, qualified healthcare professionals and hundreds of patients who receive high-quality medical services close to home.
The international organization “The Halo Trust” had been helping to demine the territory of Ukraine even before the start of the full-scale invasion. Currently, 800 Ukrainians are involved in mine clearing efforts in 5 regions: Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Sumy, Kyiv and Chernihiv. “The Halo Trust” also works at the sites of flooding caused by the breach of the Kakhovka Dam. In the last eight weeks alone, sappers discovered more than 5,000 mines in Kharkiv and Mykolaiv regions.
The international organization “The Halo Trust” surveys recently liberated Ukrainian lands, using the methodology tested in more than 30 countries of the world.
For reference: According to the State Emergency Service, 30% of the territory of Ukraine is mined. According to some assessments, it may take more than 10 years to clear the land.
On June 1, a multi-functional educational center will be opened in a school shelter in Horodnia, Chernihiv oblast, near the border with Belarus. This is “the first aid” for education in communities affected by the war. This center in the shelter is a safe space with comfortable furniture, books, and computers, where the educational process will not be interrupted even during air raids. It will be a really important event for the students, because the school received permission to hold in-person classes only a month ago.
For reference: Digital educational centers are locations for learning and leisure, put up on school grounds (with some exceptions). The centers are run by mentors, who provide entertainment and relaxation activities. Digital educational centers for children are already in operation in Kyiv and Chernihiv regions.
In Horodnya, Chernihiv region, construction of a multifunctional educational center has started in a shelter of a school. This is “first aid” for education in communities affected by the war. The center located in the shelter is a safe space for learning, where the educational process will not be interrupted by air raid alerts. The center is comfortable and cozy, it has furniture, electronic devices, books, and other learning aids. Two more such centers will be set up in Anysiv and Kolychivka of Ivanivka community, Chernihiv region.
Digital educational centers for children are already in operation in Kyiv and Chernihiv regions.
For reference: Digital educational centers are locations for learning and leisure, located on school grounds (with some exceptions).The work of centers is managed by mentors. In particular, centers provide entertainment and relaxation activities.
Repair together will be having communal work gathering to clear rubble and rebuild housing for people affected by the war back again. In particular, on April 8 and 9, they will work in the Kulykivka municipality in the Chernihiv region. In general, they plan to hold clean-ups in different communities throughout April.
For reference: the ‘Repair Together’ project volunteers assist people in restoring houses damaged and destroyed by the war. In addition, they organize communal community work in villages to help deal with debris remaining from demolished buildings in their yards. The initiative also provides targeted assistance to those in need: for example, they can provide people with the necessary household appliances.