Philanthropy in Far East Russia

April, 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 April of 2014.

Program «English corner»

Every Saturday we organize free English classes for kids of Vladivostok. "English corner" is a new project of “Helping Hands” which is carried out together with centralized Vladivostok library system and volunteers of the pedagogical "STEP" group. On April 5 the lesson was dedicated to learning weather words. The kids played games, drew pictures and learnt many words. The kids are keen to participate in the lessons because the volunteers make them funny and entertaining.

On April 19 two more English classes were held for the kids. They learnt family words and colors. The volunteers of the pedagogical "STEP" group tried to create an amusing and playful atmosphere and presented small shows for the kids with music and games. On April 26 the volunteers taught their pupils to talk about sweet things. This time the volunteers used a modeling glue master class to present new words to the kids.

They also organized a game «Help your favorite fairy tale hero find his favorite sweet thing». In another library on that day the volunteering students talked about sport with the kids. The kids drew pictures, watched a video about extreme sports and learnt to make simple sentences in English about sports.

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 April 13 volunteering students came to the kids in the orphanage №4. They organized an English speaking club, played games and communicated with the kids. On April 26 another group of volunteers went to the orphanage in Pokrovka village. This time the volunteers organized a picnic in the open air for the kids. The children played games in the open air and enjoyed a small barbecue party. In April we continued to work with the project in the orphanage №4 – «Dance together!». The dance instructor taught the orphans modern dances. The teenagers like to dance and partnership “Helping Hands” sponsors this project for them.

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. In the beginning of April children from a neighboring kindergarten came to visit the kids in the rehabilitation center.

Together they participated in a children’s show and all kids received presents. The kids also had a master class where they decorated tea cups and saucers and after the class they kept their handicrafts as presents. In the end of April the family club «Harmony» organized a birthday party for the kids and invited a clown with presents. The kids sang songs, played games, participated in contests and were happy! After the show they had a tea party.

Program «Mobile teams»

Visit of mobile team doctors to Ussuriisk

On April 14 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 Ussuriisk.

They discussed different problems: speech defects, delayed speech development, typical mistakes in reading and writing, unstable emotional background and child-parent relationship. They also held two master classes for parents and helped 17 adults and 7 children. Partnership “Helping Hands” helps finance the program.

Program «Moral values»

In April Francis Landivar, director of “Helping Hands”, held two seminars “The way to success” for Vladivostok residents. On April 23 the topic of the lecture was «How to deal with stress». On April 30 Francis Landivar gave another seminar and spoke about the importance of relationships in our life and how to build effective relations. The project is carried out together centralized Vladivostok library system.

Program «English club»

On April 9 partnership “Helping Hands” together with foreign language school “English Planet” had another regular session of “English club” in “Parus Nadezhdi“.Our partnership 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.

This time the lesson was dedicated to the topic of “profession and hobbies”. During the lessons children drew funny pictures and learnt many words by playing games. 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!»

Visit to «Treasure Island»

On April 15 we organized a visit for the kids from orphanage №2 and kids from the rehabilitation center “Parus Nadezhdi” to the children’s entertainment center "Treasure Island". The kids had fun playing and jumping, and volunteers from the city’s resource center organized funny contests for them with small presents and sweets. They received a lot of positive emotions and enjoyed the visit greatly. We would like to thank our partner – administration of "Treasure Island" entertainment center who make the project possible and give so many bright and happy moments to the kids in need.

Program «Let’s have fun!»

Excursion to Arseniev museum

On April 21 Partnership «Helping hands» together with the rehabilitation center «Parus Nadezhdi» organized an excursion for kids to Arseniev museum. The kids visited the museum’s exhibition halls and special expositions. The guide helped them learn many interesting facts about the history of the museum and Primorsky krai

. During such excursions children get to comprehend the history of Russia, the culture, habits and traditions of Russian people. And they have much fun while being toured around the museum! If your enterprise is interested in the project and is ready to invite kids for an excursion, please contact our organization and we will organize an interesting event together!

Программа “Добрый автобус”

26 апреля партнерство «Руки Помощи» совместно с Авто-центром “Goodman” и его руководителем Кравец Сергеем Владимировичем, вновь организовали совместную летнюю программу “Добрый автобус” для детей-инвалидов. 30 детей с ограниченными возможностями и их родители смогли принять участие в загородной поездке и пообщаться друг с другом.

Специалисты реабилитационного центра «Парус Надежды» подготовили обширную игровую программу для гостей из города. Ребята разгадывали загадки и ребусы, участвовали в веселых конкурсах. С родителями детей проводили консультации психолог и логопед. Для детей организовали мастер класс по изготовлению семейного оберега. Традиционно, встреча закончилась чаепитием.

Program «Way to success»

In April partnership «Helping hands» organized a seminar for children in orphanage №4 on the topic «How to succeed in life». The motivational seminars are given by Yulia Patrikeeva, one of the professional volunteers cooperating with our partnership.

The teenagers shared their opinion about success and talked about their future plans. Some of them said that they never thought about setting goals in life and never considered the ways how to achieve these goals. The teenagers will leave the orphanage in a few years and will have to start their own independent life. Motivational seminars given by professional people are a good way to give them a vision of future success in their life and profession.

Program «Smile»

In April we continued to work with the program «Smile», a charity program designed to provide free dental care to kids from families with scarce finances. We gave the certificate for free dental treatment to mother of Anotoly Sibirin. There are 7 children in this family and the dentists’ services are quite expensive. Help to this family was provided by our constant partner in this program – a dental clinic “Implants”.

Program «Happy Birthday with love»

In April 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!


Our partnership «Helping Hands» in April donated 5 000 rubles to the «Public Council of Artyomovsky city district» to support the charity marathon in honor of Victory Day. Celebration events to commemorate the 69th anniversary of Victory day, felicitations and victory parade took place on May 9.

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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