The Forge of the Ukrainian Intelligentsia Youth Center
Borodin Viktor Andriiovych
38, Haharina ave., (the 2nd dormitory of the Oles Honchar Dnipro National University), Dnipro, Dniprovskyi district, Dnipropetrovsk region, 49010
The Forge of the Ukrainian Intelligentsia is located on the Haharin Avenue near the Neo Plaza, a large shopping mall, in the building of the second dormitory of the Oles Honchar Dnipro National University (38, Haharin ave.), right in the middle of the fourth floor. The youth center is marked in Google maps by its name. One can get to the Forge directly from the Central Railway Station by taking the tram № 1 or the minibus № 101. The Youth Center is now open to visitors every day from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. (we kindly ask you to contact us before the visit for more details). Due to the regime status of the dormitory, visitors should have an ID card to get inside (because of this we also ask you to contact us in advance – we will meet you and help with the control at the entrance). Our space can offer a place for relaxation or creative leisure, with super soft poufs, Wi-Fi access, its rich library, a movie projector, a collection of board games, and, finally, the piano. We also offer our services as a free of charge lecture hall for events: a projector, laptop, speakers, flipcharts and all the necessary stationery are available. The space is alcohol- and tobacco-free – we promote a healthy lifestyle. We are always happy to welcome guests and do our best to invest in your good mood!
Acoustic evenings; watching together different things like movies and TV series or football; literary evenings; presentations of public and volunteer organizations; various trainings and lectures from other organizations; social events, for example, entertaining activities for orphans held together with student self-government bodies; student themed parties; various events organized by the DNU student councils; the Forge’s birthday is a separate important event, which gives an opportunity to remember all the good things that happened and enjoy the festive evening.
The vision of the Forge of the Ukrainian Intelligentsia Youth Center is the development of a space for cultural leisure, fruitful communication, exchange of views, and self-development in a dormitory, which is an important and visible place in the life of a student. A youth center located in a dormitory is meant to assemble young people, debunk the negative stereotypes around students and the way they spend their leisure time. Thus, the Forge must contribute to the "forging" of active and interested in their development young people.
The Mission of the Forge of the Ukrainian Intelligentsia is to transform student dormitories in Dnipro into centers for meaningful leisure and youth development.