Statement of Purpose
Friends of the Mennonite Centre in Ukraine will acquire and maintain a historic building in Molochansk as a vehicle of humanitarian services which are community-based, provided without discrimination, foster local initiative, and are sustainable, while interpreting and commemorating the Mennonite past.
Please also see our extensive Reference paper
describing the history of our project
The Mennonite Centre in Ukraine
is a registered humanitarian aid charity and social
agency in eastern Ukraine. The Managing Director is
Oksana Bratchenko with a Ukrainian Advisory Board.
Olga Rubel is Co-ordinator of Programs in Zaporozhye
The Centre has been
recognized regionally and nationally in Ukraine as a
model social agency. It is in its fifteenth year of
It is supported by Friends
of the Mennonite Centre in Ukraine (FOMCU), a
registered Canadian charity
There are about four hundred donor/member families in
North America who comprise Friends of the Mennonite Centre in
Donors are automatically given member status.
How to contribute to this distinctive charity
We have a Board of Directors consisting of eight persons,
from Ontario to British Columbia. Annual General Meetings are
held in various Canadian cities.
The current chairperson is Ben Stobbe of
Videos - Mennonite Centre celebrates 15 years - Oct 22, 2016
The organization has received federal charter status under
the Canada Corporations Act.
The organization has received independant charitable tax status under Charities Canada
Our Ukrainian NGO is registered as a Ukrainian humanitarian entity
We work together with many organizations involved in medical, social and educational aid, including
MCC, Christian Medical Association of Ukraine, EMAS,
Mennonite Conferences in North America and Germany & their mission/witness agencies
Mennonite Congregations in Ukraine,
Embassy of Canada in Ukraine
We own an historic schoolhouse which
has been restored to become a regional development
We own an automobile and several apartments in this Halbstadt/Molochansk apartment block
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This site is maintained by a member of the Board of Directors, Walter Unger