The Broshniv-Osada Settlement Territorial Community is located on the territory of Kalush district, Ivano-Frankivsk region.
The total area of the territory is 88.53 km2
Population: 11,107 people
Retired people: 2,202
The Broshniv-Osada Settlement Council consists of five population centres with Broshniv-Osada as the administrative centre.
Broshniv-Osada is an urban-type settlement founded in the early 20th century. Its entire development is closely connected with the work of woodworking enterprises. The settlement was founded by two brothers, noblemen Broshnivski, so it was named after them. In 1888, a woodworking plant started its operation. The settlement’s name – Broshniv-Osada was created in 2-3 years. The word Osada was added to the main name and originated from the word “osadnyky” – people who settled here. The large woodworking enterprise was built here in 1911. Its products were of good quality and in great demand, and were sold abroad.
A school was opened here in 1917. At that time it was a one-year institution and was considered a branch of the Krekhovychi eight-year school.
Local cultural heritage sites:
There is a room-museum of the OUN-UPA heroes in the Community. It contains more than 500 artefacts telling about the OUN-UPA units led by Stepan Bandera in Rozhniativ and Prykarpattia territory during the war and post-war period. Among artefacts are clothes, household items used by the rebels, song collections of those years, and prison embroidery. The room-museum presents the model of kryivka – the hideout where the rebels were hiding.
There is also the room-museum of Volodymyr Ivasiuk, who was a composer, musician, and poet. Among the artefacts are handwritten collections of the author’s songs and poems, memoirs of his father and sister about him. On Volodymyr Ivasiuk’s birthday, the school of arts hosts “Vodohrai”, a traditional children’s festival of Ukrainian pop-music.
Boikos and Lemkos are ethnic groups of Ukrainians. The Rozhniativ district of Ivano-Frankivsk region has been home to Boikos since ancient times. Lemkos were relocated here after World War II. The first regional Boykos-Lemkos room-museum was created in the People’s House of Broshniv-Osada at the initiative of the head of the regional inter-district society “Beskydske Zemlyatstvo” (Beskydy Landowners’ Association). Traditionally, the museum hosts the Lemko Pysanka (Easter Egg) holiday, where children are taught interesting and authentic folk art.
It is planned to open a “Museum of Ukrainians’ Deportations in the 20th century” in Broshniv-Osada. The museum will carry out an educational and informational mission. It will be unique because it will gather artefacts and historical documents on the Ukrainians’ deportations to the eastern regions of the USSR and the Ukrainians’ displacement from the so-called Zakerzonia (now Poland) in the 1940s.
Economy and Welfare
The Community specializes in industrial production and services.
The Community’s economy is ensured by industrial, construction, trade, transportation, agriculture, and service enterprises. There are 7 main industrial enterprises in the Broshniv-Osada Territorial Community. The woodworking industry is very important here. The enterprises of Broshniv-Osada produce about 70.0% of the marketable products of the former Rozhniativ district.
The main budget revenue generating enterprises are as follows:
Other companies engaged in the production of paper bags, woodworking and food industry.
Community and War
Since the first days of the war, the community has been working for victory rather than developing its territory and improving the services. First of all, these efforts are directed to the assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and internally displaced persons.
The primary focus of the territorial community has been the aid to the military personnel, and particularly those who were mobilized from among community residents. Many defenders on the front-line asked for help to solve urgent issues. People donated money and bought necessary things for their compatriots.
The community has become a refuge for internally displaced persons. Various humanitarian aid was delivered to the community to support IDPs. Temporary accommodations have been arranged in the pre-school facilities. Currently, no one lives there, as the displaced have been accommodated in private apartments and houses.
Active community members formed a “School Battalion” to bake cookies and make energy bars for Ukrainian defenders.
Volunteers have organized a free social shop for the people in need and internally displaced persons on the premises owned by the local church.
The community’s population centres are also very active: local women prepare food, make cookies and canned meat and vegetables. The community is like a huge beehive where everyone works for one goal – OUR VICTORY!
People of the Community
Taras Manoryk (born in 1967) is the head of the Broshniv-Osada Settlement Council of the Kalush district, Ivano-Frankivsk region.
He implemented the following projects in 2021:
- Established separate waste collection sites in the Broshniv-Osada Community;
- Arranged the playground for children;
- “Volunteering in the community” by U-LEAD with Europe. A coordination centre “Interaction” was established within the project with a team of volunteers from all community population centres. A hotline, a database of lonely, disabled, sick people and community members in difficult life situations and psychological support related to the COVID-19 pandemic were created. Round tables between the authorities, community and business representatives were organized. This allowed them to find common solutions to problems. Also, a Memorandum of Partnership was signed.
In 2022, the following projects were implemented:
“Strong Together”. Within this project workshops, tabletop games, informal history and Ukrainian language lessons, and open-air cinema were held for community members and IDPs. These events helped them to socialize and integrate into community life. Also, an excursion to the Stepan Bandera Historical and Memorial Museum “The Historical Figure of Stepan Bandera: Truth and Myths” was organized.
Currently, the community is implementing the project “Gateway to the Central Gorgany: Intercultural Dialogue on the Polish-Ukrainian Borderland”. It is funded by the PL-BL-UA Cross-border Cooperation Program. Within the project the following activities have been carried out: development of the Broshniv-Osada TC Tourism Development Strategy; creation of a tourist information centre; preparation of documents for a protection status of a newly discovered architectural monument for the wooden Catholic Church of St. Cecilia; and preparation of design estimates for its further renewal. The development of a tourist route through the community’s cultural heritage sites is almost finished, including the installation of an information board with the route map, the creation of an electronic database of tourist sites and attractions and the publication of promotional materials.
A librarian Victoria Lahoida has been an active volunteer since the full-scale Russian invasion in Ukraine. She has co-organized the “School Battalion” volunteer group, which bakes sweet pastries for our defenders every day. The “School Battalion” is one small part of the community’s volunteer efforts. She was awarded the medal “Valour of Prykarpattia”.
Liuba Hultaichuk is a maths teacher at Broshniv-Osada Lyceum and the chairwoman of the “Heart of Mary” charity organization. She is an activist who had helped socially vulnerable and poor community members even before the charity organization was established. Since the full-scale Russian invasion, she has been actively helping internally displaced persons, in particular by organizing the social shop “From Good Hands”.
A new tourist route is currently being developed in the community. It will start in the Broshniv-Osada and end in Osmoloda. The total length of the route will be 70 km. In addition, an information and tourist centre is being created and an information QR-code board will be installed to show the route.