Eco-Friendly Community Initiative

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Eco-Friendly Community Initiative
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Project Type(s):

Country: Ukraine
Volunteer(s) Name: S Slemp
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Ohio
Funds community contributed: $8029
Percentage community contributed: 61%
Funds needed were: $3400
Funds requested were: $5000
PPCP #: 343-135
Year of project approval: 2009
Projects started in Ukraine 2009 (16).
A CURE: A Community United to React to an Epidemic, Camp "I Believe", Camp CACTUS, Camp Excite Healthy Lifestyles, Camp GLOW, Camp H.E.A.L., Camp Unity: Promoting Diversity and Tolerance in Ukraine, Eco Meters Across Ukraine, Eco-Friendly Community Initiative, English Literacy Center, English Resource Classroom, Media in the Classroom, Outdoor School, Resource Center, School Resource Center … further results
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Other Projects in Ukraine (64).
"International Days in Poland" English Language Seminar, A CURE: A Community United to React to an Epidemic, Alliance Youth Theater for HIV/AIDS Awareness, Artemovsk Central City Library Computer Center, Bar School Number 2 Insulation Project, Camp "I Believe", Camp CACTUS, Camp Excite Healthy Lifestyles, Camp GLOW, Camp H.E.A.L., Camp Unity: Promoting Diversity and Tolerance in Ukraine, Chernivsti Listening and Speaking Classroom Project, Chernivtsi English Language Resource Center, Chernivtsi Environmental NGO "Krona", Comprehensive English Textbooks for Mukachevo Secondary School No. 6 … further results
State Flag of Ohio.svgOther Projects by Volunteers from Ohio (11).
After-School Learning Center, Mary Althoff, Mary Archung Bradshaw, Amy Grace, Donetsk American International Club English Summer Camp, Eco-Friendly Community Initiative, Education: A New Hope for the Community, Janice Flahiff, Leonard Garden, Andrew Karrer, Kitchen Remodeling Project, Library Book Project, Scott McBride, Messages to Our Community Mural Project, John Porterfield … further results
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Info about the Eco-Friendly Community Initiative

Under the leadership of the resident-driven community group "Initiative Plus", a Ukranian town is requesting assistance to provide training designed to educate the community about the importance of environmental cleanliness, to assist in the restoration of areas harmfully impacted by waste and lack of attention, and to provide support for the community-built construction of two playgrounds on the greened areas. It would be need enough to request funds for environmental education in an area where tap water must be boiled and trash litters the ground. It would also be need enough to request funds for the construction of the playgrounds, since there are relatively few play spaces for young children. However, one of the key components of this project, in addition to environmental education and creating safe spaces for children, is working to build the long-term capacity of this community to use participatory techniques for community problem-solving. In all facets of the project, community leaders will be trained and educated to mobilize their neighborhoods including using “kitchen table” conversations, broader community planning meetings, and a large community education forum. Residents will be engaged in both the design and delivery of workshops as well as participating in them. Eight workshops will be held to educate the community in the skills needed for this project including community organizing, governance, project management, and environmental cleanliness and restoration. The community will design and disseminate flyers and brochures about environmental education, create educational story boards that will be erected in the greened spaces, meet with local leaders to generate support for the project, engage and work with an architect on project designs and oversight to ensure the space and equipment are constructed safetly. This project will also further enhance the sponsoring organization's capacity to lead and manage projects, convene partners in efforts that promote participatory and socially-inclusive community engagement in the future, and engage in transparent financial management and governance/oversight practices.

Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.

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