Creation of the printed edition “HROMADA Skhid” is a new direction of the Charitable Foundation “Caritas Mariupol”. The main purpose of the project is to provide truthful and useful information to the villagers in the 20 km zone along the demarcation line. The first issue of the newspaper will be released soon.
Rostyslav SPRYNIUK, director of the Charitable Foundation “Caritas Mariupol”:
– Unfortunately, nowadays people are manipulated with the help of information. To prevent this, so that people think critically, especially in the «buffer zone» where there is an extremely large lack of simple information, we have developed such a project. A person needs to know, based on the facts, who is responsible for what, to whom he/she can address, if, for example, there is no light, where the public money of a settlement is going, if any, what services and organizations provide assistance, what is happening in Ukraine and in the world. This will provide an opportunity to think, to find alternative sources if needed. It will be an impetus for critical thinking and responsible behavior.
Видання газети реалізується за підтримки Міністерства закордонних справ Німеччини. Ось що каже Надзвичайний та Повноважний Посол Федеративної Республіки Німеччина – пані Анка ФЕЛЬДГУЗЕН щодо потенціалу Сходу України цілому й проекту «ГРОМАДА Схід» – зокрема:
– It is important for us to cooperate with local partners with the purpose of transferring our knowledge as well as to benefit from gaining local experience. Therefore, there is a huge potential in all our projects: projects can be transferred to other places, and from the gained experience, one can get an important lesson from it. We have seen that with this approach we are succeeding and can change something in people’s lives. Due to this, I am optimistic about the truly sustainable effect of our projects.
This also applies to the “HROMADA Skhid” newspaper. The basis of democracy and an active society is that citizens are able to influence decision-making. Therefore, they can make free decisions having complete information. But first, people have to get this information somewhere, to know what is going on around them. I suggest due to this project, we will be able to reach many people along the demarcation line.