Since 1995 NGO KAJA EAST owns a flat in the grundfloor of the so called “ Dollar House“ In the middle of Minsk, near the central market – hall and Metro station Jacuba Scolosa. Best conditions to establish a creative workshop for children and youth and to coordinate the European youth exchange projects. In the early years the focus was on children / youth and architectural projects. With the support of renowned architects as members of the organization,
a project for Chernobyl Children’s Villages – children was developped. Though a plot on the outskirts of Minsk was to the disposal and the project of the first children’s village house, „casa blue“ was honored by the architects Union of Belarus as the best project of the year 1996, it did not come to a realization. The German state of North Rhine – Westphalia as the main financier withdrew its support due to increased construction costs .
In subsequent years, many creative workshops were organized, which aimed to join it the Western concepts of social – participatory art with the eastern traditions of of Suprematism and Constructivism. As a partner, also the famous Moscow architecture children – studio EDAS was present as a guest.