1998

ROOF's first logo

ROOF’s original logo, dating from 1998.

A group of friends in Moscow raises money to send graduate students, the majority of whom are not trained as teachers, into four Moscow orphanages. The goal is to help children catch up to their appropriate age groups in school in all subject areas.

The project was a rapid success; the young adults saw the orphanage children regularly and became their mentors, as well as helping the children academically. Several orphanages not working with ROOF solicit the services of our task force after our early successes become known.