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November, 2014
Welcome to the pages of the regular news issue of the Charity Partnership «Helping Hands» DARE TO CARE! News. In this issue we present for your kind attention our regular newsletter with all information about monthly events which took place in November of 2014.

Program «Elder sister, elder brother»

On November 1 partnership ”Helping Hands” and volunteering students from FENU’s social training center organized a funny Halloween show for 70 children in the rehabilitation center “Parus Nadezhdi”. The kids took part in games and competitions and they received sweet presents for their skills and creativity.

Then the volunteers and the children watched a cartoon together and held a discussion on the topic “Kindness in our life”. The children were happy to have fun and entertainment.

On November 8 volunteers from “Helping Hands” went to visit the kids in the orphanage №2. The weather was sunny and the volunteers organized games for the kids in the open air. Then they went inside and made a drawing competition. The kids drew funny pictures, laughed and communicated with their older friends.

Program «Adaptation of orphans-graduates to independent life»

On November 5 we organized a meeting for the orphans who came to study in Vladivostok colleges. “Helping Hands” supports orphans-graduates in their studies. At the meeting we discussed possible difficulties and challenges which the orphans can face when taking their first exams.

On November 19 we organized one more meeting for the orphans. Volunteers from the city resource center lectured the teenagers about the danger of drug and alcohol use. President of Vladivostok sports fund Valery Kalyuzhny offered the teenagers a healthy alternative – to go in for sports and promised to help those who would like to come into sporting clubs.

On November 23 our charity partnership “Helping Hands” together with Primorsky Children Fund organized a visit to the circus for the orphans. The teenagers said the circus was great fun and that they were really glad to go. “We were happy to have this chance to go to the circus because our routine life and studies are boring and we don’t have many opportunities to have fun,” they admitted.

Program «English club»

On November 6 we organized a regular English lesson in the rehabilitation center «Parus Nadezhdi». Partnership “Helping Hands”, together with foreign language school “English Planet”, implements this program in order to give the kids in a difficult life situation some practical knowledge that will be of use in their future life.

The topic of the lesson was «young cooks” and the children learnt many words about food, drinks and eating habits. They wrote their own recipes and menus and then presented their ideas in English language. The children learnt English in an easy and funny way. They solved puzzles, participated in contests and drew pictures. Teachers from language school “English Planet” and Francis Landivar, director of a non-commercial partnership “Helping Hands” believe that learning English language can be both useful and enjoyable!

Program «Let’s have fun!» Excursion to «Sollers» auto-making plant

On November 7 Partnership «Helping hands» organized an excursion for teenagers from the rehabilitation center «Parus Nadezhdi» to «Sollers» auto making plant. Teenagers like visiting the plant where they have an opportunity to learn more about car-assembling lines. They enjoy looking at the process of assembling of new cars. Children are told which professions are the most required at the plant. Boys admire production capacity and hi-tech machinery.

Kids in a difficult life situation often have problems finding their path in life, and such excursions can help orient them in the world of professions and possibilities.

Program «English corner»

On November 15 we organized two English lessons for Vladivostok kids in city’s libraries. The project is carried out together with centralized Vladivostok library system and volunteers of "STEP" group. The children learnt new words on the topic “School”. They also learnt about professions. On November 22 "English corner" lessons were about food and fruits and vegetables.

On November 29 "STEP" students showed kids a BBC cartoon about Big Muzzy. The children leant animal words, colors, communicated, learnt how to make short sentences and played games. We thank our volunteers for their help with this project.

Program «Family club Harmony»

Every month the family club «Harmony» - a joint project of “Helping Hands” and “Parus Nadezhdi”, a rehabilitation center for the kids in difficult life situation, organizes interesting meetings for these kids. On November 8 there was a regular meeting of the club and the children’s parents were invited to come to visit. The parents had a chance to talk with a psychologist who consulted them on how to develop and keep family ties and become best friends for their little ones.

The parents and the kids together played games and participated in a master class. In the end of November another meeting of the family club was held. The kids and the parents together learnt about the clay artwork. The children were happy to be with their close family members and parents learnt how important it is to create a warm and comfortable communication atmosphere for their children.

Program «Way to success»

On November 19 Francis Landivar, director of “Helping Hands”, held a seminar "The power of ambition" for Vladivostok residents. The seminar and the following discussion were devoted to positive thinking as a key to success. The participants were interested in the discussion and shared their thoughts about positive attitude and how it helps achieve good results in career and personal life. The project is carried out together with the centralized Vladivostok library system. The lectures are presented in English language and take place every second Wednesday.

Program «Let’s have fun!» Excursion to Arseniev museum

On November 24 Partnership «Helping hands» together with the rehabilitation center «Parus Nadezhdi» organized an excursion for kids to Arseniev museum. 15 kids arrived at the museum where they learnt many interesting facts about history and archeology of the Primorsky region. They also attended a special exhibition telling about rare stones. We would like to thank “STEP” volunteers who help us organize this project.

Program «Moral values»

On November 26 Francis Landivar held 2 seminars in school № 13 in the frames of the project to develop right moral values in teenagers. The topic for the discussion was important – how to develop a character which will help one to become a goal-oriented person. Francis told teenagers about egoism and how it can derail people’s careers and personal lives. He also gave children examples how they should pursue goals and be ready to face challenges. «You should have dreams and decide clearly and independently how to make them come true. You need to be active, forget laziness and never give up,” Francis teaches teenagers. The seminars and the discussions are held in English so the teenagers can also practice English while talking about important life issues.

Program «Let’s have fun!» Visit to “Treasure Island”

On November 25 we organized a visit for kids to children’s entertainment center «Treasure Island». 28 children from orphanage № 2 and from the rehabilitation center “Parus Nadezhdi“ played and had fun in this entertainment center. This program is specially intended for orphans to give them a chance to visit the city’s entertainment centers.

The kids greatly enjoyed amusement rides, bouncy castles, prize machines. Volunteers who assist partnership «Helping hands» came with the entertainment program which was called “A journey to a fairytale”. They organized games and contests for the kids. Everything went well! All kids received sweet presents after the show. We would like to thank the administration of the entertainment center “Treasure Island” for their constant support of this program for orphans.

Program «Elder sister, elder brother»

On November 30 a group of volunteers went to visit the kids in the orphanage in Pokrovka village. This time we invited our volunteer from the Netherlands Sietske Galama to join this group. The kids were happy to see their old friends and they were surprised to meet a new English speaking friend. The volunteers played with the children, talked about their studies and free time. The children asked Sietske Galama a lot of questions about her native country, habits and traditions. We also made a sweet table for them with tea and cakes.

Program «Happy Birthday with love»

In November our partnership and sushi-bar «Tokyo» continued a charity program for the disabled children. Volunteers visited 3 families and gave presents to the kids on their birthdays. The kids were happy and the parents were glad and thankful. And we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all our sponsors, partners and volunteers who participate in our projects.

We thank all our sponsors and partners who took part in New Year projects. Please stay with us throughout the year and continue do good things for children!

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