Philanthropy in Far East Russia

March, 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 March of 2014.

Program «English corner»

On March 1 Helping Hands started a new project for kids which is called "English corner". The project is carried out together with centralized Vladivostok library system and volunteers of "STEP" group. The first lesson for 12 kids was much fun. The kids learnt animal-related words and drew pictures. On March 15 volunteering students made a colorful presentation for the kids – they drew a rainbow and learnt colors. In the end of the lesson students taught the kids the art of face painting and the young learners left the lesson bright and happy!

On March 22 STEP students organized two lessons for the children. One lesson was devoted to countries and nationalities. The kids drew flags and played with stickers of different countries. On the same day in another library the kids learnt to make their first sentences in English, drew cartoon heroes and described them with new words. On March 29 we organized two more free English classes for children.

Program «Family club «Harmony»

Family club «Harmony» - a joint project of “Helping Hands” and “Parus Nadezhdi”, a rehabilitation center for the kids in difficult life situation, organized two joyful meetings for the kids in the beginning of March.

On March 4 volunteers came to visit the kids and organized a playing program for the little ones. On March 6 a funny show «Good bye, winter time” was prepared for the children and they were actively involved in the performance. The kids were dressed in colorful costumes, sang songs, and had a tea party in the end of the event.

On March 22 the family club invited the kids’ parents for a meeting and they together made spring cards. The kids are always happy to meet with the parents and they enjoy every second of joint activities. The project gives both children and parents a chance to appreciate the time which they spend together as a family. The kids long for such meetings and parents’ attention.

Program «Moral values»

In March “Helping Hands” launched a new series of seminars for the citizens of Vladivostok. The seminars are called «The way to success” and are organized by Francis Landivar, director of “Helping Hands”. On March 6 the first seminar was held for Vladivostok residents, and on March 12 the seminar in English language was organized for students and schoolchildren. The project is carried out together centralized Vladivostok library system.

Program «Mobile teams»

Visit of mobile team doctors to Arseniev city

On March 13 and 14 21 in the frames of the joint project of “Helping Hands” and “Parus Nadezhdi” to support families and kids in the remote parts of the Primorsky region, 5 doctors of the mobile team went to Arseniev. Mobile team doctors gave lectures on how to prevent child abuse and taught parents and specialists how to act if such cases were revealed.

They also held practical seminars «Correction of psychological processes in disabled children», «Effective help for families raising disabled children”, presentation of the project for invalid kids «Childhood rainbow». Specialists of mobile team helped 43 adults and 10 children. Partnership “Helping Hands” finances the program.

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 March 16 volunteering students of STEP group came to the kids in the orphanage №4. The children were really happy to meet with new friends, asked for attention and communication. All the kids eagerly played and had fun. After a rather active game session, the volunteers and the kids made handicrafts. On March 30 the volunteers visited the children in the orphanage again.

Another group of our volunteers went to Vladivostok orphanage №2 on March 23 and March 29. Active games were organized for the kids and they had much fun together with the volunteers. “Helping Hands” organizes and sponsors this project.

Program «Elder sister, elder brother»

Project «Dance together!»

Partnership “Helping Hands” started a new project in orphanage №4 – «Dance together!». We organized dancing classes for 15 orphans. The children have classes twice a week and learn popular dance styles. The teenagers like to dance and partnership “Helping Hands” sponsors this project for them. We plan to launch the same project in orphanage №2.

Program «Elder sister, elder brother»

Volunteers visit the orphanage in Pokrovka

On March 22 volunteers went to Pokrovka orphanage to visit the kids in the youngest age group. The kids love to participate in the contests. This time they drew pictures, made handmade toys and decorations. The volunteers and the kids communicated a lot about studies, about the kids’ hobbies, their successes and their challenges.

A small tea party was organized in the end of the visit to mark the start of the springtime and spring school vocations. The children were really happy to meet the guests. Next visit is planned for the end of April and volunteers plan to organize a small picnic in the park. We would like to thank our volunteers who donated their time and shared love with the kids and residents of Vladivostok who donated clothes and toys for the children.

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

24 марта партнерство «Руки помощи» организовало экскурсию в музей Арсеньева для детей из реабилитационного центра «Парус Надежды». Дети посетили залы и специальные выставки музея под руководством экскурсовода. Ребятам рассказали об истории, развитии, флоре и фауне Приморского края, а также показали, погребальный комплекс князя Эсыкуя. Ребята с интересом слушали экскурсовода, активно задавали вопросы и с удовольствием фотографировались на фоне обитателей уссурийской тайги.

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

On March 28 Partnership «Helping hands» organized an excursion for kids 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 «Happy Birthday with love»

In March our partnership and sushi-bar «Tokyo» continued a charity program for the disabled children. Volunteers visited 5 children and gave them nice presents for 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. Stay with us and continue to do good things for children!

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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