USAID ERA renovates a kindergarten in Zakarpattia

13 March 2024

USAID Economic Resilience Activity (USAID ERA) is currently repairing the kindergarten in Stavne village in Zakarpattia Oblast for UAH 21 million. After the renovation is over, 30 preschool children will attend the kindergarten and an additional 60 primary school students will also relocate to the renovated building 

Last year, Stavne Village Council sent a renovation request for their kindergarten to USAID ERA because they did not have the budget to carry out repairs. This kindergarten was built in 1984 and was outdated. With USAID ERA funding, CDM Engineering Ukraine LLC developed the design documentation, and the repair work is carried out by Ukrbudinzhiniring LLC. 

Currently, the Ukrbudinzhiniring team is repairing the roof. Soon, workers will install ribbed seam roofing, replace over 55 windows and 56 doors, plaster and paint the walls, cover the floor with new tiles and laminate. They also will build new playground in the yard for the children. Previously, the electricity supply network was partly renovated, and old windows were removed. 

The subcontractor plans to finish the installation of the electricity supply network soon. The workers have already dismantled the old roofing and now they are laying down the new one. Afterwards, they will be able to start internal works, namely plastering the walls and installing new tiles and laminate on the floor. Our goal is to control the renovation process as it must comply with all construction regulations”, says Valeriy Tkach, Engineer of Technical Supervision Department of CDM Engineering Company, a partner of USAID ERA 

Since the beginning of the fullscale invasion, internally displaced persons have been seeking refuge in our community. Here, in the kindergarten building, we accommodated them temporarily. Later, they leave and rent apartments elsewhere. Since then, the building was left empty and in need of renovation. Now the renovation is in progress, and I hope it will be finished by the summer of 2024”, says Ivan Mandryk, Head of Stavne Village Council 

Presently, the Stavne Community comprises of 12 neighboring villages with a combined population of 7,000