The Karpinski Foundation continues to support scholarship holders in implementing their creative and impactful projects. This fall, numerous exciting projects have been implemented, and we couldn’t be more proud of our scholarship holders.
One of the most significant projects was the creation of a school government proposed by Oleg Strakhotsky. This initiative aims to provide a platform for scholarship holders to gather, discuss and propose new projects, with every voice being important. At the first meeting, we decided to proceed with Sofia Levandovska’s project.
Sofia’s project aimed to create a map showing the level of accessibility of public places for people with limited mobility. We chose the central part of Stryi, which has the most public places, to collect information. People with limited mobility include not only individuals with disabilities but also those who have difficulty moving around an unadapted city, such as people with injuries, baby carriages, and the elderly.
Our scholarship holders conducted an experiment to check the accessibility of public places in the selected area, and the results were disheartening. The map shows the level of accessibility of public places with three different colors: red, yellow, and green. Red indicates that it is impossible to enter, yellow means you can enter with the help of others, and green indicates that you can enter by yourself. As you can see, the majority of places were marked red or yellow.
We hope that by creating this map, we can raise awareness and advocate for a more accessible city for everyone. We believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that our community is inclusive and accommodating for all individuals. We thank the Karpinski Foundation for their continued support in enabling us to make a positive impact in our community.