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Kovel: the team of the Center celebrates the 5th anniversary of the organization
A large family of the Center for Communities GrowthPhoto by the Center for Communities Growth
A large family of the Center for Communities Growth

In the course of 5 fruitful years, the team of the Center provided free legal aid, contributed to increasing the level of legal consciousness of citizens. The organization submitted its report on February 1, 2017 in Kovel city cultural and educational center.

In addition to providing effective legal aid, the organization worked in other areas, and its specialists implemented many initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life of society and its development.

The presentation of the report of the Office. Photo by the Center for Communities Growth.

"These 5 years have been not just iconic, but ones of the best in my life", said Olena Matviychuk, Chairman of the organization from 2011 to 2016. “We have managed to gather the best team of dedicated people and give people hope for the protection of their rights, to seek justice and to help people".

The Chairman of the organization from 2011 to 2016 Olena Matviychuk. Photo by the Center for Communities Growth.

Together with the judges of the Volyn oblast the organization worked on the introduction of mediation in the courts of the region to strengthen the empowerment of the population. The Court of Appeal judge Andrii Ovsiyenko said that the workers of the center are the real reformers, after all, "they are not waiting for the reform to catch up with them, but independently participate in its creation".

In cooperation with the police the organization drew attention to the problem of domestic violence and contributed to the increase of efficiency of activity of law enforcement agencies in the prevention of domestic violence.

As a member of the public partnership "For transparent local budgets", the Center of Legal Aid was engaged in monitoring the local budget, increasing the availability and transparency of this sector for citizens.

Also, when the organization opened the DocudaysUA club of media education on human rights, where one can not only view and discuss documentaries, but raise the human rights issues.

Guests of the event. Photo by the Center for Communities Growth.

Together with the Peace Corps volunteer Richard Roman the first Leadership Development Program was implemented. Iryna Kondratovich, one of 18 graduates, shared her impressions:

"The organization has celebrated its fifth birthday, but has done a century work and helped thousands of people! It inspires, breaks stereotypes and change people's lives for the better, including mine. If not for the Leadership Development Program, I would have never become a coach".

Photo by the Center for Communities Growth.

The Kovel Office presented its new official name. Since 2017, the organization will help citizens and implement new ideas as the NGO "Center for Communities Growth”.

The event was attended by many friends, among them donors, partners, and colleagues, the representative of International Renaissance FoundationOlga Halchenko, Director of Kovel local center for free secondary legal aid Vasyl Kovalchuk, Secretary of the City Council of Kovel Vira Fedosiuk and the head of the Kovel Police Department Ivan Tus’.

"The organization has presented substantial document, the pages of which have come to life in the emotional words and stories of people who helped and who will help the organization create positive change in society. Experience that truly inspires!", said the Executive Director of the Legal Development Network Yevhen Poltenko.

Photo by the Center for Communities Growth.

The Chairman of the organization Nadia Klimuk. Photo by the Center for Communities Growth.

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