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The creation of ‘House in Baranivka’: a meeting place that is aimed at the harmonious development of individuals and the creation of a community of like-minded people who will work to improve society.


  • a community of people who share the philosophy “Be the change you want to see in the world” and are putting it into practice.
  • a place for spiritual, psychological and physical healing through simple work, healthy foods, fresh air and life in harmony with nature.
  • resource for all-round development through various programmes, exchange of knowledge and putting acquired knowledge into practice.
  • a place to inspire and implement a variety of initiatives, which are beneficial to society: cultural, ecological, educational, peace-building, social, etc.
  • an initiative, inspired by the activity of the international NGOs “Initiative of Change” and “Foundations for Freedom”. We follow the principles and philosophy of these two organisations.


Baranivka village is situated in the Poltava region of Central Ukraine, between Ukraine’s two biggest cities, Kyiv and Kharkiv. The region was described poetically by the famous Ukrainian writer Gogol in his colourful description of life in the nearby villages of Dikan’ka and Sorochyntsi. Baranivka is surrounded by beautiful nature – hills, an apple orchard, forests, and the Psel river. The air is laden with the smell of thyme, wild strawberries, tarragon and recently mown grass.


We are active people who are ready to give time and energy not only to building a House, but also to practicing and spreading Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’. We’ve been inspired to set up the House by activity and the message spread of International organisations Foundations for Freedom and Initiatives of Change. Some of us are part of the two organisations, while others do not associate themselves with either organisation but still share in our philosophy.


From the very beginning of the project, our House started receiving visitors and support not only from Ukrainians, but also from far beyond: for now people from 31 countries have visited the place.

The House is always open to your initiatives, energy and ideas!

Do you have any questions? – ASK!

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