UkraineLab: Community Development and Local Initiatives in (Post) Conflict Societies. Sloviansk and Kramatorsk (Ukraine)
Back from Ukraine... what a life changing experience. Дуже дякую!
Thanks so much first of all to the UkraineLab team for inviting me to this event. I met incredible people both participants and locals in Sloviansk and Kramatorsk, some moments that will remain in my memory for my entire life, heart touching experiences. I learnt so much from a decision that was completely based on trust, as you all know news, specially international, don't really inform about a post conflict, it isn't that interesting.. and I can certainly say that Donetsk Oblast isn't in conflict in its whole territory. Although, I haven't been in a place that close in time to a conflict and that was very powerful.
I will need some time to process all that information! Thanks so much to everyone.. participants from loads of countries and different areas of Ukraine for being so passionate and shared so much, translators thanks so much! without you I wouldn't have understood a word of Ukrainian or Russian! And very special thanks to the participants of the workshop I run at the school nº8 in Sloviansk, thanks for showing to us what collaboration means!