Community Based Approach to Local Development
Friday, 18 March 2011

Development Programme of the Kirovohrad Region for 2011-2015 Combined with Official Inauguration of Paliivsky MP

On 16 March 2011 Kirovohrad Region Development Programme for 2011-2015 was presented in the Malovyskivsky rayon. On that very day ‘Energy saving measures in kindergarten, Paliivka village’ community project was officially inaugurated in the Paliivka village.

The building has not been used since 1998, but the local community, with the assistance from sponsors, managed to repair the building in several stages.

In 2007 the local community partially replaced the old windows with energy saving ones, total cost of UAH 21,250; inner maintenance works, total cost of UAH 696.

In 2008 local citizens repaired the roof, total cost of UAH 34,500; inner maintenance works, total cost of UAH 6,337.

In 2009 they performed maintenance works, total cost of UAH 691.

On 12 March 2011 villagers created community organization “Future of Paliivka’ within the framework of the CBA Project that realized its energy saving project in the local kindergarten.

Within the period of two years, the local community has collected UAH 10,046, village council allocated UAH 10,045, oblast and rayon budgets – UAH 66,727 to realize the community initiative. The CBA Project’s share was UAH 80,000. The total cost of the project was UAH 166,818.

Local villagers and their children, CBA coordinators, rayon leaders and guests—Head of Kirovohrad Oblast Council Mr. M. Kovalchuk, Deputy Head of OSA Mr. V. Serpokrylov, Head of Oblast Education Department E. Leschenko—all attended the official inauguration of the kindergarten ‘Kolobok’, Paliivka village.