Kherson Regional Charitable Foundation "Union" was created in 2011 to improve relations in the community to establish a democratic civil society in Ukraine, promotion of human rights and protection from adverse effects.
Foundation in its work is focusing on the use of new media technologies that leading experts in the US and Europe use to create a platform of socially active people who are willing to change themselves and positively change the space around them.
Some of our International Partners and Friends:
The structure of the Fund consists of lawyers, IT and media specialists, linguists, journalists and students.
We believe that self-development aimed at community development is the basis of positive changes in society.
The Fund has focused its activities in three main areas:
Our Foundation has been developing public journalism in Ukraine since 2013. In this direction, we started our work as a partner of the television company Morion and the Institute for the Development of Creative Technologies and the Media.
We created the first public media channel Ukraine Social Community in Ukraine, which broadcasted real-time video programs on the Internet. Our work at that time was innovative, and we started cooperation with Google Ukraine.
In response to the new challenges that Ukraine faced after the annexation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation, our Foundation, together with partners from other regions, organized a number of events and trainings for public figures, journalists and bloggers in Ukraine on the subject of counterpropaganda in cyberspace.
We conducted trainings on the topics of identifying fakes on the Internet, verifying news content, configuring the security of personal data on the network, predicting human behavior through computer analysis of large data of events and sentiments in the world.
In September 2016 we held in Kherson II OPEN DATA FORUM
presenting for 250 members and school administration developed a beta version of the online system
and received feedback from them regarding the introduction of such a system.
2 round tables with representatives of the tourist business, government, Heads of National Parks, representatives of the direction of eco-tourism and other active organizations of the Kherson region were held
2 educational seminars for local governments were held, where Google specialists described how to optimize work of the authorities with their websites. These experts have offered many interesting digital initiatives, and some of them already have been reached
2 IT-seminars for small and medium businesses were held
2 seminars for representatives of Kherson education institutions were held, where about 500 students learned practical use of Google products in their work
Moreover, we made a documentary film about the unique natural wealth of the Kherson region, it demonstrates the impact of digital transformation on the development and improvement of the region. We shoot the region as nobody did it before!
In 2015-2016, we developed a local community of mapmakers. We conducted 15 workshops in 9 localities. 600 people were trained how they can use online maps for the development of their cities.
Since 2015, we have become a partner of the British Council Ukraine in the Active Citizens program. Thanks to this, we trained more than 300 people throughout the Kherson region, built partnerships at local levels between authorities and society, and helped to obtain international financing for the development of 12 settlements in the Kherson region for a total of about one million hryvnas