Belskoye-Ustye & Baranovo

The village of Belskoye Ustye has a population of about 100 people. The nearest city (the district centre) is Porkhov, which is 16km away, and has a population of approximately 18 thousand people. The regional centre is Pskov, a city of 300,000, which is located approximately 80km to the northwest of Porkhov, and nearly 100km […]

Belskoye-Ustye… how ROOF started work there

In March of 2000, Georgia Williams, Irina Ryazanova and Dasha Golovina from ROOF first visited the psycho-neurological orphanage in the small village of Belskoye-Ustye, near the town of Porkhov in the Pskov region. Up until this point, the children in this orphanage had been almost completely without access to education. ROOF began by organizing a […]