Another month has passed, so we are telling you what we have managed to do during this time. But first of all, we urge everyone to get involved in volunteering with B50 – cleaning, repairing, painting, donating.
The activists from the Clean Up! project were not afraid of snow, frost, or ice and worked every Saturday in Moshchun. Here they finished a large location and started a new one (also quite large).
The volunteers from the Reconstruction project were also as energetic as possible, spending every weekend in Zavorychi. In the shelter of the local gymnasium:
- prime and paint the ceiling in the large room;
- attach a technical room adjacent to one of the small rooms by dismantling part of the wall, paint the ceiling, putty the walls, install a door, prepare a frame for drywall, and paint the walls 50% green;
- prepare, sand and paint the boards and mount target boards from them (the bomb shelter will also serve as a training range);
- punch holes in the walls for ventilation and start laying it;
- start installing doors (where they are missing);
- transfer one of the rooms to the volunteers from the Shelters.
Activists from Shelters project began to draw sketches of future beauty on the walls of the Zavorychi Gymnasium bomb shelter. The theme of this location is nature. The rooms for preschoolers will be decorated with drawings from the depths of the forest and jungle, and the rooms for junior high school will be decorated with large murals of desert and ocean landscapes.
To decorate this shelter, we engaged Uliana Slutska, a young designer from the Ampli teen educational accelerator (a platform that provides professional training for 11-19 year olds in the field of IT, design, and entrepreneurship). She is creating sketches for the Zavorytchi Gymnasium’s shelter, which project coordinator Polina Koruts is already applying to the walls of the first room (by the way, it’s easier and faster now thanks to a New Year’s gift to the B50 community – a projector))).The theme will be the ocean, with pictures of underwater life decorating the walls. The mural is planned to be large – 2 meters by 7.5 meters.
We would like to thank ChangeX for the grant to reconstruct and decorate the shelter in Zavorychi. With the funds provided, we are buying the building materials and paints needed to transform this shelter.
Chronicles of the Unknown
Superheroes of Ukrainians came to Vilnius! The exhibition will be on display here
from January 2 to March 1, 2024 at the Museum of Occupations and the Freedom Fights. We invite you to see the photo exhibition B50, by the way, admission is free for Ukrainians (with documents)! The Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights is located at: Aukų g. 2A, LT-01113 and is open from 10:00 to 18:00 (Wednesday – Saturday), from 10:00 to 17:00 (Sunday).
Meanwhile, “Stronger than bricks” is spending the winter in Ivano-Frankivsk, in the Potocki Palace (address: 5 Shpytalna Street, outside the building). The exhibition is available for viewing at any convenient time, until February 28, 2024.
In January, the B50 community received feedback from the libraries of the Marhanets Lyceum No. 9, Kiliia Secondary School No. 3, and Savynci Lyceum, which received books as part of the all-Ukrainian stage of the P.AGE project.
We also published an interesting interview with an active B50 volunteer Elmira Yakubova.
This was the first month of 2024. There is still a lot of work to be done, and therefore a lot of volunteering. So please join in!