Philanthropy in Far East Russia

May, 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 May 2015.

Program «Mobile teams». Visit to Nakhodka town

On May 19 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 Nakhodka. They consulted families with the disabled kids. They held practical seminars «Correction of psychological processes in disabled children». The specialists consulted 17 children and 12 adults.

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 May 22 volunteering students went to orphanage №4. The children were waiting for them and together they played in the open air. The volunteers taught the kids some ball games and helped to draw pictures using colored chalk. They spent nice time together and the children were happy!

Program «Family club «Harmony»

Family club «Harmony» is a joint project of “Helping Hands” and “Parus Nadezhdi”, a rehabilitation center for the kids in difficult life situation. On May 24 a meeting of the family club was held and the kids went to an official ceremony of the last school day in Orthodox school. The kids cited poems and felt like important guests at the ceremony. They were happy to be part of an official ceremony.

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

On May 25 Partnership «Helping hands» together with the rehabilitation center «Parus Nadezhdi» organized an excursion for kids to Arseniev museum. The children learn a lot of interesting facts about animals of the Primorsky region. They visited exhibitions devoted to the history of the region and saw clothes collection of the 19th century. The kids listened to the guide’s explanations, asked many questions and had much fun while taking photos at the animals’ exhibition hall.

Program «Way to success»

In May Francis Landivar, director of the charity partnership “Helping Hands” held the last seminar for Vladivostok residents. The educational seminars were organized to help people achieve success in personal life and career. The topics of goal setting and healthy lifestyle, career challenges and time planning turned out to be the most interesting for Vladivostok residents. The seminars will be continued in autumn.

Program «English corner»

In May 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.

At the lesson on May 16 the kids learnt the words related to summer, they learnt small poems about this season and drew pictures. In another library the children learnt about the tea ceremony. The volunteers organized for them a traditional English tea party.

On May 23 the kids had final lessons and the volunteers organized for them an entertaining show. The kids did quests and had much fun. Free English lessons will be resumed in September.

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

On May 31 “Helping hands” volunteers went to the village of Pokrovka to visit the kids in the orphanage. The volunteers took the kids to the bank of the river. They set up a barbecue picnic. The children were happy to see their friends and they had much fun in the open air.

Program “Bus of kindness”

On May 30 partnership «Helping Hands» together with Primorsky organisation for disabled children «Detstvo» and our sponsor auto center “Goodman” organized a joint summer program “Bus of kindness” for disabled kids. More than 30 families raising handicapped children had a chance to go outside the city and rest with their children in a nice park. Specialists from the rehabilitation center “Parus Nadezhdi” and «Helping Hands» volunteers organized interesting master classes for the kids. The parents visited a seminar where they learnt how to do massage for their kids. The children had a chance to dance, to play, to do some exercises and to draw pictures. A tea party was organized for all guests after the entertainment program.

Program “English Club”

On May 30 partnership «Helping hands» organized a regular English lesson in the rehabilitation center «Parus Nadezhdi». The lesson was dedicated to learning toy words and the kids were keen to remember these words and to talk about their favorite games and toys. They played games and solved puzzles. In the end of the lesson all of the kids received sweet prizes.

Program «Happy Birthday with love!»

Our partnership and sushi-bar «Tokyo» continue a charity program for the disabled children. In may four 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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