The assessment of the ideas submitted by the residents was completed in the Bilozerka community

Based on the results of the assessment of almost 200 ideas of residents of the Bilozerka community, the competition commission formed a rating and determined the initiatives with the highest number of points.

Each submitted idea was evaluated according to the following criteria: 

  1. Feasibility of the initiative in the current security conditions
  2. The possibility of implementing the initiative within 4 months
  3. Potential involvement of the audience in the initiative in case of its implementation  
  4. Sustainability of the initiative 
  5. Relevance of the initiative for the community and the specified target audience
  6. Availability of contacts of the idea's authors 
  7. Compliance of the potential budget with the specified requirements 

Top rated ideas 

Below is a short list of the ideas that received the most votes during the evaluation. 

1. Increase the number of bomb shelters and prevent injury and killing of people, especially children. 

2. To prevent crimes, a network of public video cameras should be installed along roads and in public places. Law enforcement officers should be provided with operational information. 

3. My initiative was to create safety classes at the Myrolyubivka Lyceum. So that children have the opportunity to learn at least in a mixed format. For the third year, children study remotely. For this, the Myrolyubivka Lyceum has a shelter and rooms for several classes. But they are beyond repair. Our country needs smart people! 

4. Rebuild the destroyed Myrolyubivka dispensary. 

5. Providing community residents with information about safety rules under martial law. Organizing first aid courses and providing psychological support. 

6. Organization of free training with elements of self-defense and safety skills for women 

7. We would like to see some kind of support system for IDPs. Train volunteers supporting IDPs (psychological, legal, humanitarian, etc.). The authorities should develop a support program for IDPs so that people understand what they can count on and how long. How should IDPs who have nowhere to return act? Does the local government have an incentive plan to keep IDPs in their community, find employment, etc. 

8. Equip the village with garbage cans and benches 

9. Organization of training on safety issues for teachers 

10. Tractor, accessories, and pruning shears are needed for utility enterprise 

11. My idea is to create an informational and educational center "Stable to Propaganda". Special training and education in media literacy are planned. Distribution of content about debunking myths and fakes. Media literacy training will include lectures on how mass media work, manipulation technologies, and psychological features of information perception. And there will also be practical classes on analyzing news, articles, and social networks for bias and fakeness. Courses on the development of critical thinking about content. It is also possible to produce and distribute educational materials: booklets, memos debunking common myths and fakes about Ukraine, posters on critical perception of information in the media and social networks, releases of podcasts and online courses on examples of propaganda and ways to recognize it, on skills in working with information. Involve the local mass media in covering events and issues of countering propaganda. 

12. Patriotic education of both youth and society as a whole. Commemoration of the living and dead participants of the Russian-Ukrainian war. As part of this project, I propose to set up a museum of the heroic glory of our people in the school.

13. The project involves psychological rehabilitation and adaptation of children in the conditions of the post-war educational process. What could be done? Teachers and students could be trained to overcome post-traumatic stress disorders. Individual and group classes with a psychologist could be organized. Workshops, quests, and games could be organized to unite children's groups. Volunteer psychologists should be recruited to work with parents on child psychology issues.

14. Arrangement of places for people to be safe during attacks 15. The essence of the project is the creation of a psychological support network for IDPs in the Bilozerka communities. Main activities: Recruitment and training of psychologists who will provide support to IDPs; Development and implementation of a program of psychological support; Organization of an information campaign about the project; Conducting group and individual classes, first with IDPs of the community, and then with local ones.

16. The essence and purpose is to equip the village with trash cans 

17. My initiative is to improve the social, moral, and physical condition of IDPs living in our community. The goal is to hold events with psychologists, volunteers, and non-governmental organizations to improve the lives of IDPs 

18. To organize free courses in programming, web design, and testing. 

19. My main goal is to create youth centers and hubs so that children and teenagers, even in such a difficult time, have the opportunity to recover a little and experience good emotions. 

What's next? 

At the community level and in cooperation with international partners, according to their requirements, capabilities, and mandates, a decision will be made on which initiatives from the specified list will be financed. After that, fulfilling projects with estimates will be developed, for which funds will be allocated to international financing. The developed projects will be implemented in the community until the end of the year. 

We will need active community citizens who want to participate in both the development and implementation of already financed projects. If you would like to contribute to the recovery of the Bilozerka community, please contact us. Write to us at 

As a reminder, at the end of 2023 - the beginning of 2024, the "Union" Fund, in cooperation with the military administrations of the Stanislav, Bilozerka, and Chornobaivka communities, collected ideas regarding desired initiatives in the field of reconstruction among the displaced and remained population in the specified communities. Ideas were collected in two stages: online and offline. In addition to the general goal of the idea, community residents could also indicate the field to which their idea belongs, who is the beneficiary of the implementation of such an idea, who should participate in its implementation, where the idea should be implemented, and also who should finance it. Everyone who would like to participate directly in the implementation of the idea had the opportunity to indicate in which format they are ready to participate and leave contacts for further communication. Almost 600 ideas were collected. They were evaluated by the competition commission in the last 2 weeks.