Newsletters Philanthropy in Far East Russia

April, 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 April 2015.

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

On April 7 in the frames of the project “Let’s have fun!” we organized a visit for kids to children’s entertainment center «Treasure Island», a constant partner of our organization in this charity program. Children from city orphanages and from the rehabilitation center “Parus Nadezhdi“ had much fun playing in the center. They were very happy to play automats, jump on trampolines and ride on a merry-go-round.

We specially designed this program to help orphans have some fun and give them an opportunity to visit one of the city’s most popular entertainment center! Kids love jumping and running and playing in the entertainment center. Our volunteers organized for them funny competitions.

Program «English corner»

In April 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 April 4 the kids learnt the words about the sea and sea animals and watched a funny cartoon. In another library the lesson was devoted to learning transportation words. The kids played games and made small handicrafts.

On April 11 the volunteering students taught the kids how to talk about clothes in English and at the lesson on April 18 they told the children about English traditional holidays. They watched a video presentation together, sang songs and drew pictures about favorite holidays. On April 25 “Helping hands” volunteers held two more free English classes for Vladivostok kids.

Program «Mobile teams». Visits to villages of Shkotovo, Dunai and Ussuriisk town

On March 26 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 Shkotovo village. They 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 17 adults and 14 children. Partnership “Helping Hands” finances the program. On April 3 the mobile team of doctors went to the village of Dunai where they consulted families raising children with mental disabilities. They helped 49 people. On April 8 the specialists went to the town of Ussuriisk where they helped handicapped kids and their parents.

Program «Elder sister, elder brother». Volunteers visit handicapped kids

On April 9 partnership “Helping Hands” and volunteers organized a master class for handicapped kids in the boarding school of Vladivostok. The children learnt how to decorate paper eggs for Easter. They all made beautiful drawings and partnership “Helping Hands” gave sweet presents to each kid. The meeting was joyful and the kids had much fun. They sang songs with the volunteers.

Program «Elder sister, elder brother». Volunteers visit kids in orphanage №4 in Vladivostok

Partnership “Helping Hands” supports a program of volunteers who visit kids in the orphanages and organize weekend programs for them. On April 10 volunteering students of STEP group came to the kids in the orphanage №4. The children made origami, drew pictures, played and had funny contests. The children love attention and they are very happy when our volunteers come to visit them!

Program «Way to success»

On April 11 Francis Landivar, director of the charity partnership “Helping Hands” held a regular seminar for Vladivostok residents. Francis talked with the participants about career growth and goal setting techniques. The seminar was held in English language and the listeners discussed the topic with great interest. These educational seminars were organized for adults to help them achieve success in personal life and career.

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 April. The first meeting was held on April 11 and the parents were invited to attend it.

The kids and their parents watched a colorful presentation about the space and spaceships. Then they made handicrafts together. The program is designed to teach parents how to interact effectively with their kids and how to revive family traditions. On April 25 another meeting was organized and this time the kids staged a musical show for their parents. They danced and sang songs.

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

On April 20 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 and volunteers of the city’s resource center. The children were toured around the museum where they could visit the exposition halls. They listened to the guide’s explanations, asked many questions and had much fun while taking photos at the animals’ exhibition hall.

Program: “Let’s have fun”. Excursion to «Sollers» automobile plant

On April 24 Partnership «Helping hands» organized an excursion for kids to «Sollers» auto making plant. The excursion was organized together with the rehabilitation center “Parus Nadezhdi”. Children greatly enjoy visit to the plant where they can look at cars and assembly lines. Teenagers are impressed by the large scale of production and technological processes of the plant. Such visits to the plant are very useful for teenagers because they observe working people and it is easier for them to choose a future profession.

Program «Elder sister, elder brother». Volunteers visit orphanage №4 in Vladivostok

On April 24 “Helping hands” volunteers came to visit the kids in orphanage №4. They played with the children, drew funny pictures and decorated paper dolls. The children were happy to meet their old friends.

Program «Elder sister, elder brother». Volunteers visit orphanage in Pokrovka village

On April 26 “Helping hands” volunteers went to the village of Pokrovka to visit the kids in the orphanage. They organized small competitions, made handicrafts, read children’s magazines together. Then a tea party was organized. The children were glad to see their friends. They told about their school successes and their dreams and plans for the summer. “Helping hands” volunteers brought sweet presents for the kids.

Program «Elder sister, elder brother». Volunteers visit orphanage №2 in Vladivostok

Partnership «Helping hands” organises visits of volunteers to the orphanages where they can donate their time and share their love with the little ones. In April our volunteers visited the children in Vladivostok orphanage №2 every Saturday. They played games in the open air, drew pictures, sang songs. On April 11 they organized a photo session for the kids who laughed a lot during selfie time. On April 25 they rode on bikes together and played sports.

Program «Happy Birthday with love!»

Our partnership and sushi-bar «Tokyo» continue a charity program for the disabled children. In April five kids of Vladivostok suffering from serious illnesses received presents on their birthdays. The program is aimed to bring more joy and happiness into the lives of invalid kids. They are always happy to meet the guests and receive presents and attention.

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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