VOLODYMYR OROS (Dobropillia, Ukraine)

Volodymyr Oros, Dobropillia, Ukraine 
NGO “Dobro”

Traditions vary, yet in Dobropillia people eat delicious pizza and come up with tasty ideas… in a trolley bus. More precisely, in the art cafe “Trolleybus”, witch has driven around the city since 2015. “Trolleybus 5.0” will be launched in the city in 2019. Not because it is the fifth one, but because it is lead by 50 like-minded co-owners.

The authors of the project say that this is the only cafe in the city that cates not only about quality of the food, but also about the cultural life of the citizens. There is no alcohol, yet there are plenty of ideas and good people.

Co-founder and co-manager of the project Volodymyr Oros started business in 2008. And in 2010, he registered NGO “Dobro”, a center for youth of Dobropillia, together with a team of like-minded people. In 2015, the dream came true and a new challenge appeared: What would be the source of funding for supporting the activities of the center? That is how the idea of “Trolleybus” art cafe was developed. Part of the income of the art cafe was aimed to go for supporting the youth center. During 2017-2018 years, more than 30 thousand hryvnias were transferred for the good. In general, during the existence of the project, boys and girls from “Dobro” implemented more than 30 social projects worth more than 10 million hryvnias. In addition, they provided humanitarian aid to people in need worth about 5 million hryvnias.