Photo of children

In the summer of 1999 ROOF organized various activities.

The ROOF social task force expands (over the course of 1999 and 2000) to include around 50 people but now includes more trained teachers. The bias away from bright young graduate students and toward trained teachers is a slight departure from the original mission, part of which was to illustrate that the presence with constancy of any bright and dedicated person – even without special training – is able to forge real сhange in the lives of these both personally and academically. The larger group now works in 10 orphanages in and around Moscow.

The ROOF task force starts teaching our first post-orphanage students – orphanage graduates – at the Moscow office.