Philanthropy in Far East Russia

February, 2015
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 February 2015.

Program «English corner»

In February charity partnership “Helping Hands” continued to organize free English lessons for Vladivostok children in city’s libraries. The project is carried out together with centralized Vladivostok library system and volunteers of "STEP" group. On February 7 the children learnt words related to their families. Another lesson was devoted to learning food words.

On February 14 our volunteers told kids about the history of St. Valentine’s day and made Valentine cards for their parents. They also watched funny cartoons in English. Two more lessons were held for kids on February 21 and February 28. The children learnt new words and played games. They watched cartoons, sang songs and had much fun!

Program «Family club «Harmony»

On February 8 the Family club «Harmony», a joint project of our partnership “Helping Hands” and “Parus Nadezhdi”, had its regular meeting which was devoted to a Russian folk holiday “Maslenitsa”. The kids were dressed in bright costumes; they played games and sang songs. The parents and family members were invited to the event and the kids were happy to meet with them.

In the end of the meeting they had a tea party. On February 25 another event for the kids was organized. The program was called “Russian strong men” and the kids had much fun. They wore special costumes which looked bright and beautiful. The kids played games and sang songs.

Program «Moral values»

On February 10 Francis Landivar, director of “Helping Hands”, held 2 seminars in school № 13 in the frames of the project to develop right moral values in teenagers. He told the teenagers about the most important aspects of our life where success is a key factor. Family, job and personal relations require attention and careful planning. The schoolchildren ask many questions and actively participate in the discussions.

Program «Elder sister, elder brother»

Partnership “Helping Hands” supports a program of volunteers who visit kids in the orphanages and organize weekend programs for them. On February 13 our volunteers went to visit the kids in the boarding school for the disabled children. The children were happy to see their friends; they played games together with the volunteers and made Valentine hearts from paper. The meeting was joyful and the kids had much fun. They sang songs with the volunteers.

. Волонтеры студенческого отряда "ВМЕСТЕ" организовали для детишек удивительный мастер класс по изготовлению сердечек-валентинок. Они также сделали вместе «Летучий корабль» из бумаги. Встреча была наполнена теплом и радостью, и закончилась веселыми песнями.

Program: “Let’s have fun” Excursion to Arseniev museum

On February 16 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 were met by the museum’s guide. The children were toured around the museum where they could visit the exposition halls and have a look at ancient exhibits. When children visit the museum they learn about the history of Russia and cultural traditions of Russian people. A special exhibition was dedicated to memorable events of the First World War. The children were excited when they heard stories about the war heroes and their deeds.

Program «Adaptation of orphans-graduates to independent life»

On February 17 Partnership «Helping hands» organized a regular meeting for orphans who graduated from orphanages this year and became students. The meeting was dedicated to discussions about jobs and employment. We taught the orphans how to write a resume and how to pass successfully interviews with potential employers.

Program «Happy Birthday with love»

We continue our special project for disabled kids and every month we congratulate them with their birthdays. In February 5 invalid children received presents and were happy to meet the guests on a special day. We thank our constant partner - sushi-bar “Tokyo” for their sincere interest and participation in this program!

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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