Mahdalynivka Territorial Community
The Mahdalynivka community is located in the Novomoskovsk district of the Dnipropetrovsk region.
The total area is 836.31 km²
Population: 20,962 people
Internally displaced persons: 825 people
The community includes 34 population centers, with the administrative center in the urban-type settlement of Mahdalynivka.
The history of the Mahdalynivka area began in 1775, when the Zaporozhian Sich was abolished and the lands were distributed to landowners. In 1778, landowner Andrii Mahdenko received the lands of Mahdalynivka. In the autumn of 1778, Andrii Mahdenko and four families of immigrants from the Poltava region built mazanka huts here and began to develop the virgin land.
Historical documents state that Mahdenko founded the village in the name of the saint Mary Magdalene. Mahdenko’s manor estate was located on the site of the modern buildings of the Mahdalynivka oil factory. Neither trade nor postal routes passed near Mahdalynivka; it was the back of beyond then.
The son of Andrii Mahdenko built the temple in 1821, but later it was blown up by order of the local authorities. Almost 60 years later, in 1991, the St. Nicholas Church was revived.
Also, a historical and local history museum was founded in the community in 1962. The museum’s collection includes 2,500 exhibits. In particular, the ethnographic corner presents household items of the 18th-19th centuries.
Economy and Welfare
The community has a favorable economic and geographical position, a large area, a high soil fertility potential and agricultural formations that are budget-generating enterprises/ All this provides additional opportunities for the development of agrarian business.
Also, the Mahdalynivka area has water and recreational resources represented by three rivers and ponds, which creates a potential for the development of the tourist and recreational sphere, and recreation areas and the development of green tourism in particular.
On the territory of the Mahdalynivka settlement council, the communal enterprise Mahdalynivka Complex of Utility Enterprises operates which arranges sites for placing containers for the collection of solid household waste, installs bins for collecting garbage, and promptly removes solid household waste.
The communal enterprise Mahdalynivka Water and Sewerage Utilities provides the population and industrial enterprises with high-quality drinking water, collection, removal and pumping of wastewater to sewage treatment facilities with subsequent cleaning and disinfection.
The Mahdalynivka settlement council has the Administrative Services Center where visitors can receive 242 types of services from the executive bodies of the settlement council. Over time, they plan to modernize the Center’s website, enhance material and technical support, and increase the number of services.
The organization of safe, regular and free transportation of students, children and teaching staff of preschool and general education institutions in rural areas is under constant control of the settlement council.
During the martial law, safe conditions were created for the participants of the educational process. Recently, another modular, simplest anti-debris shelter was installed in the school for 60 people.
In today’s conditions, despite all the obstacles created by the war, cultural activity continues or even intensifies. The communal institution Mahdalynivka Center of Culture and Leisure and amateur artists conduct events during which they read patriotic poems, sing patriotic songs, involve young people in drawing patriotic pictures for the front, and organize charity concerts.
An amateur vocal ensemble and a choreographic team operate in the Mahdalynivka community, which are participants in international and regional festivals and competitions.
Also, there is the communal institution Sports for All which has become a platform for holding sports competitions not only for the residents of the community, but also for the entire Dnipropetrovsk region. There is also a hand-to-hand combat sports club.
The community has a Youth Council which ensures the youth movement and promotes the implementation of youth projects. One of them is a project to arrange a recreation area near Vynnytskyi pond in the village of Mahdalynivka.
The Youth Council implemented the Active Parks project to increase the physical activity of community residents which became one of the most favorite and visited among adults and children.
There is the communal institution Social Services Center of the Mahdalynivka settlement council in the Mahdalynivka settlement territorial community. More than 1,700 elderly people use social services here. The department has a rental point for rehabilitation equipment, namely wheelchairs and walking aids.
Community and War
The community met February 24 cohesively. Everyone is still in their place, doing their job and bringing the country closer to Victory.
Since the beginning of the war, more than 1,000 internally displaced persons have arrived in the community. The authorities, entrepreneurs and residents joined their efforts and coped with the accommodation and support of internally displaced persons. The powerful organization of temporary accommodation, the work of community workers and volunteers to provide people with everything they need made it possible to manage the extremely difficult situation that arose with the beginning of russian aggression.
The stable work of the community in the conditions of martial law is impossible without volunteer support and the help of ordinary residents. Preschool and general education institutions were involved in preparing food. As a result, they were able to provide food products of their own production to all vulnerable sections of the community’s population and send food products to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The community actively joined the all-Ukrainian initiative Gardens of Victory. More than 30 hectares of land were cultivated by the Mahdalynivka community. The first harvests from communal plots were allocated to meet the needs of volunteer activities and support the social sphere and hospitals.
Also, the public organization My Mahdalynivka initiates the creation of a center for the processing of agricultural products and products of animal origin to meet nutritional needs.
People of the Community
Volodymyr Drobitko is the head of the village of Mahdalynivka.
The head of the community is primarily an active resident of the Mahdalynivka area, which helps him implement projects for the well-being of community residents.
Thanks to the work of the head, the communal institution Social Services Center received 24 bicycles and other assistance from the branch of the Erzte der Welt Association. Now social workers can visit people with disabilities and the elderly more often.
The community pays great attention to the quality of utility services. In order to improve the quality and efficiency of repairs to the water supply system, a special vehicle was purchased for the utility company Mahdalynivka Water and Sewage Utilities. Currently, the company serves more than 4,500 users from more than 30 community population centers.
From the first hours of the full-scale invasion, the Mahdalynivka community became a center for receiving internally displaced persons. People needed shelter in this difficult time for the country, so a decision was immediately made to organize compact accommodation with comfortable conditions on the basis of the central hospital.
In cooperation with the International Solidarity Fund in Ukraine, the community received a brand new school bus to improve the conditions for transporting students to education institutions.
The Republic of Korea also presented the community with a medical vehicle for transporting patients.
In its development, the Mahdalynivka community has chosen several main areas for 2020-2027.
The first priority is to create comfortable living conditions for the residents of the community, since at the moment the communal property assets are in an unsatisfactory condition
Among such facilities are mainly educational, medical, cultural, household, transport infrastructure, etc.
It is planned to increase awareness and activity of the population in the process of community development, including through the introduction of modern information technologies.