Tuchkovo is a small town located 80km west of Moscow in the Moscow Region. Around 35 orphaned children (mostly social orphans) live at the School-Internat in Tuchkovo, which is classified as a Type 8 educational institution. Type 8 schools use a special correctional program which gives the children the equivalent of a primary education over […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]