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Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

As many of you know, I have been working with the Ukrainians of  Colorado during the past year in organizing a shipment of humanitarian aid to Ukraine (Big Box I) which was sent from Denver via ship in New Jersey in the spring which arrived in Odessa this May.  The container included clothing, bandages, children’s toys, etc.  I […]

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Community Development

One role of community development is to assist your site staff with exploring resources and learning how to do as much of the process as possible by themselves.  The three NGOs that I work with are Flora (that works on children’s rights), MAMA86 (that works on water quality), and Territory of Success (that works on legal […]

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Presentation at local school in Kirovograd

My new life as a PCV has started with getting to know the community.  In the first two weeks after my arrival in Kirovograd, I visited two of the local schools with Stacy and Ola, office colleagues.  The topics of ecology, recycling, democracy, differences and similarities between civic society in Ukraine and the US stimulated lots […]

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Exploring Kirovograd

Kirovograd is in the center of Ukraine and has a lot of interesting things to see.  There is a refurbished Opera, a Philharmonia (closed until September), many art and history museums, castle ruins, a lovely Dendra Park with rides, dancing and entertainment, and bazaars.  In addition, there is a large library with a very active Windows […]

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Paul in Ukraine

I am very happy to be the newest Peace Corps Volunteer working with FLORA and the other partner organizations here in Kirovograd!  I left from my home in Erie, Colorado in the United States on May 19 and arrived in Kiev at the Peace Corps headquarters on May 20.  After several day of reorientation in […]

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