ROOF outfits two children’s libraries – with everything from the books and media lists through the soft furniture and decorations – in two orphanages in Pereslavl-Zalessky, with a grant generously made by the Moscow International Women’s Club. Non-experts who solicit the advice of children’s librarians to compile the inventory lists compile library inventory lists – […]


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 […]


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 […]


ROOF first registers and teaches some English classes in an orphanage in Pereslavl-Zalessky.