About the team

Over the last year, a small team expanded with the addition of Ukrainian & Lithuanian professionals: architects, lawyers, engineers, project managers, interior designers, writers, and web designers – all with one shared vision to build a school that will be the first of many.

The Bucha school project started when BT Invest, investors in Ukraine, and BaltCap, developers of education infrastructure, teamed up with a vision to build a school for the Bucha community.


Aivaras Karalius

Member of the Management Board

31 years of experience in banking and business in Lithuania and Ukraine. Chairman of Lithuania-Ukraine Business Council.

Algirdas Gediminas

Member of the Supervisory Board

Was the first Business Ombudsman of Ukraine, served in the post of Lithuania's Finance Minister. Freelance business consultant.

Andrii Yakshin

Chairman of the Management Board

20 years of experience in business finance. Company Finance Lecturer. Co-founded go4CFO - Ukrainian outsourced financial directors agency.

Dmytro Mykhaylenko 

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Managing partner of Crowe Mikhailenko. Since 1995 specializing in tax consulting, author of several bills on tax topics.

Justė Šaluchienė

Head of Legal

Head of Legal of BT Invest, leading group legal matters in the European Union and Ukraine. Pro bono legal assistance for Food for Ukraine (www.foodforukraine.eu) and Bucha school fund

Viktorija Blažienė 

Head of Architecture

CEO of 2L Architects and Engineers. Architect focused on public and educational buildings, informal education, and community-driven design processes.

Volodymyr Vorobei

Member of the Supervisory Board

Managing Director of the economic development agency PPV Knowledge Networks. Advised to over 50 companies and institutions.

Ričardas Grigalevičius

Project manager

24 years of experience in the fields of construction design and project management, technical maintenance in Lithuania, Ukraine in the implementation of school, kindergarten renovation, multi-apartment residential complex construction projects.

Roman Tkachenko

Project manager

Program manager at the development company. 12 years experience in building residential complexes with social infrastructure objects — schools, kindergartens, commercial premises and public spaces.

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Creating the school:

  • Alexander Shevchenko
  • Anastasiya Hulevata
  • Andrij Kurochkin
  • Anton Pilyagin
  • Austėja Pauliukevičiūtė
  • Borys Yergiyev
  • Elena Paleckytė
  • Goda Pazukaitė
  • Ihor Martin
  • Lina Stasaitytė
  • Maksym Tishchenko
  • Maryna Korzhenko
  • Maryna Zhyrova
  • Mikhail Shevchenko
  • Nataliia Voitova
  • Oleksandr Nagorny
  • Olha Novikova
  • Sergii Gerasymchuk
  • Simonas Liukaitis
  • Svitlana Kostrykina
  • Triinu Oll
  • Tomas Dauskurdas
  • Valerii Bondarchuk
  • Viacheslav Boyprav
  • Yurii Udaltsov

Schools we developed

Queen Morta

Vilnius, Lithuania


Bilogorodka, Ukraine

Primary school
in Mastaičiai

Kaunas region, Lithuania

Medeina catholic

Vilnius, Lithuania

Primary school
n Kačerginė

Kaunas region, Lithuania

Primary school
in Zapyškis

Kaunas region, Lithuania

The British School of

Vilnius, Lithuania


Vilnius, Lithuania


If your company or institution can donate supplies, give us discounts and special terms – we are open to every offer!

We are looking for companies and institutions that can help Bucha School project with specific needs

titleBlockImage Indoor and outdoor finishes
titleBlockImage Solar electrical equipment
titleBlockImage Supporting structures
titleBlockImage Elevators
titleBlockImage Engineering equipment
titleBlockImage Sports equipment
titleBlockImage Windows and doors
titleBlockImage Kitchen equipment
titleBlockImage Furniture
titleBlockImage Playground equipment
titleBlockImage Other

Want to help?

Materials, special discounts, information – we are open to all the ideas!

SELECT supplies you want to help with
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Furniture
  • Solar electrical equipment
  • HVAC equipment
  • Elevators
  • Building materials
  • Sports equipment
  • Security systems
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Covering of sports hall and courts
  • Other

Project timeline

Signing of memorandum

2022 August

Workshop with Bucha stakeholders

2022 December

Charity fund establishment

2023 January

Workshop with Gravitas school

2023 February

Final design proposals

2023 March

Agreement with Bucha municipality

2023 April

Technical design

2023 August

Building permit


Start of construction


Bucha school opening


Thank you everyone for your support! Together we are making a better childhood for Ukrainian kids!

Questions? Answers.

Can I donate equipment or service?

The school development process has various needs, starting from construction materials, such as HVAC equipment, windows, and doors, to the equipment needed for the education process, such as furniture and computers. Please see the complete list of required materials that the school is fundraising for here.

Which currencies are you accepting?

We are paying for development works in EUR and UAH. However, the Fund can accept any currency converted to EUR or UAH.

Which bank do you have an account in?

Currently, the Fund’s accounts are opened at Universal Bank (Monobank), Raiffeisen Bank and Credit Agricole.

Can I contact you with my offer?

We would love to hear from you. Please drop us a message here (link) or write us an email at (email address).

Where is your office?

Our registered office address is at 03056, Ukraine, Kyiv, Nyzhnyoklyuchova Street, building 14, office 9

Do you have foreign partners to whom I can donate?

We have our initiative supporters in several EU countries. Please get in touch with us for further details by sending us a message here or writing us an email at info@buchaschool.com.