Our goal is to enable orphanages to meet basic needs, and to promote comprehensive programs that help orphans grow to be healthy and independent adults.
Krasnogorodsky Orphanage, Pskov Region
The Krasnogorodsky School and Orphanage currently houses 111 students between the ages of 8 and 19 with various health issues, 56 of which are physically handicapped.
The children at the Krasnogorodsky Orphanage often experience comorbidity, additional disorders co-occurring with their main ailments that require professional medical care and daily treatment. The city center of Pskov is located almost 160 kilometers from the orphanage and the orphanage’s administrators drive the children to the city hospital on a bi-weekly basis for treatment, check-ups and prophylactic procedures. They are under stringent rules by the doctors to bring the children to appointments and are not given the option of not coming or rescheduling. The RCWS acquired a new car for the orphanage to improve the conditions under which the children travel, allow for regular visits to the city hospital, facilitate family visits, and increase the mobility of the students.
Opochka Specialized Orphanage, Pskov Region
The RCWS recently helped the Opochka Specialized Orphanage in Pskov acquire agricultural equipment to increase the yield of the orphanage’s garden and empower the 98 students living on the grounds with practical skills. Most of the children at the orphanage have suffered from a lack of love, family, warmth and recognition and Opochka offers them a family-like atmosphere that forges camaraderie amongst the teachers and children.
Pytalovo Specialized Ophanage, Pskov Region
The Pytalovo Specialized Orphanage houses children who are deaf or have hearing impairments of varying degrees that warrant specialized approaches with regard to their education and development. The RCWS provided the orphanage with equipment for the Music Therapy and Movement Rooms. Music classes allow the children to improve their speech and pronunciation, spark their motivation to study and offer corrective education and development.
The Nikolo-Solbinsky Orphanage (Solba) is a unique facility that provides girls between the ages of 3 and 16 with food, clothes and medical treatment as well as a progressive secondary education with an emphasis on health and the arts. The goal of the organization is to nurture a rising generation of spiritually, morally, and physically vibrant women. The orphanage is located in the woods, a healthy environment where the girls eat naturally grown food supplied by Solba’s own farm. In 2015, RCWS awarded a grant for the purchase of art supplies, teaching materials, as well as funds to cover the orphanage’s heating and electricity costs.