What is the Pskov Post-Orphanage Centre?

In 2016, the Russian Orphan Opportunity Fund opened a Pskov Post-Orphanage Education Centre, based on its extremely successful Moscow Post-Orphanage Education Centre, which has for more than 15 years helped hundreds of orphanage graduates establish themselves in a stable adult life. Our Post-Orphanage students – who are now young adults – grew up in institutions […]


Un Grand Voyage Educatif !

Our Pskov Post-Orphanage Centre is in its second year of work at this point; it is time to offer an educational trip to 6 or 7 of our most active participants. So….over the Christmas-New Year season 2017-18, we are planning to go on a road trip across Europe!! We’ve already ordered our passports and visas, […]


Pskov Centre: January-May 2017

We’ve come to the end of our 2017 academic year, and our Pskov Post-Orphanage Centre has now been up and running for 8 whole months. It’s time to take a look at what we’ve been up to since the last time we reported at new year. First of all, we moved into our new office […]


Pskov Post-Orphanage Centre

The following is a small report detailing the activities of our newly opened Post-Orphanage Centre, from September 2016 – January 2017. First, and most importantly – our Centre is open and has been the regular hangout of nine orphanage graduates, and visited by two others. Several more have expressed interest, but have not yet found […]


2017 Activities

If you are reading this, there is already chance you would like to volunteer with ROOF or in some other way become involved in our work. In 2017, we have two volunteer opportunities, and they are both in the Pskov Oblast: Pskov Post-Orphanage Centre: Do you live in Pskov? Read this project description and let […]


Belskoye Ustye Summer Festival

In 2013, for a variety of reasons, the annual summer camp in Belskoye-Ustye will have a different flavour. Instead of focusing just on the children in the orphanage, we have expanded the project to be more of a community renewal program, hopefully bringing the orphanage and the surrounding community together. We are calling it the […]


Podolsk City Orphanage

Report on ROOF’s Work in Podolsk Orphanage in the 2016-2017 School Year Program Manager: Ludmila Rymyansteva Podolsk orphanage was opened in 1996 because of the increasing number of social orphans in Russia. When ROOF began working at Podol’sk in 1999, the orphanage was home to around 30 children. Some years numbers were significantly higher, but […]


ROOFtops Spring 2012

The Spring 2012 issue of our ROOFtops newsletter is available.   Open publication Or download a pdf: eng-ROOFtops_2012-05_sm


Life in the Orphanage

  An Overview of the System It is difficult to imagine a complex system of different types of institutions operating in the West to take care of hundreds of thousands of unwanted children, where emphasis is on an the individual approach and on cushioning and solving personal tragedy. But we in the west are also […]


Russia’s Forgotten Children

The video: Russia’s Forgotten Children by ROOF (Russian Orphan Opportunity Fund) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. The booklet: Open publication