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 […]


Bobrovo

Thanks to the generosity of families who have adopted and want to adopt children from the Bobrovo orphanage, ROOF has quietly begun to support the kind and attentive staff of this orphanage for handicapped children, which is located a mere 300 meters from the border with Estonia.   Thus far we have been able to […]


Presence

Below is a simple map that shows where ROOF currently works: Although ROOF was founded in Moscow, most of our current efforts are in the Pskov Oblast, in the northwest of Russia. The western-most project is with an orphanage in Bobrovo, that is literally 300 meters from the Russian border with the little Baltic country […]


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 […]


Thoughts on the nature of charity

Well worth listening to is a recent podcast by Frederica Mathewes-Green discussing her thoughts on the nature of charity and social justice. I think another factor of our current attitudes in our culture in our generation about social justice that’s sort of troubling to me is that we see the needy as only recipients, as […]


Who we are

ROOF was founded in Moscow in 1997, and has been working ever since to improve opportunities for orphans in Russia. We began by providing teachers and educational resources for children and young people in orphanages in and around Moscow. While still focusing on education, our broader aim is to help build a stronger society that supports […]


Love is the foundation

“Love is … the foundation, the very life of the Church which is, in the words of St Ignatius of Antioch, the ‘unity of faith and love’. … [Look at] Christ’s parable of the Last Judgement (Matt. 25:31-46). When Christ comes to judge us, what will be the criterion of His judgement? The parable answers: […]