17/09/2019

3 years ago, we wrote about a boy who gathered bits and pieces from bikes in a garbage dump. He then put together a real bicycle and rode it. From 10 to 16 years old he was a regular participant of our programs. His younger brother (8 years old) and sister (10 years old) are now some of our regular visitors. We saw the girl on a local market. She was trying to sell two small bags of unripe apples. Of course, there were not many buyers. It was raining and windy outside and Vika, who was only wearing a thin sweater, got soaked.

31/08/2019

Another summer went by and another school year has begun for our participants. The children went to school and we are very happy that they are in a good mood, that they could have a good rest and gain strength for a new school year. What was the 3rd session devoted to and what was the main reason of holding it? In the beginning we were planning only two sessions, but when observing the children and their parents we saw a lot of negativity and aggression to each other.

14/08/2019

Our fund manager, Svetlana Kozlova, speaks openly about the conditions of our work and answers questions about why we still go on doing our activities.

01/08/2019

Almost 20 years ago, a foreign organization of volunteers called “Love’s Bridge” opened a day care center for children who lived on the streets. These guys still come to us: some of them to remember the childhood or for a piece of advice, the others – to share their joy. This year we suggested a get together for the graduates on a Saturday in August.

A year ago, this month our PR-manager, Valeria Smirnova, began working with us. Here, she shares with us her stories and testimonials. The moments where she says: “I’m proud of being a part of this team”. 

02/07/2019

What are basic human needs? What we cannot live without. The balance between sleeping and wakefulness, healthy, nutritious meals, at least 3 times a day and the feeling of internal safety. These are the three pillars of the healthy physical functioning of our body. The 2nd session of the summer camp held by Zaschita/Love’s Bridge helped the children to effectively recover from the hard academic year. It was not only thanks to the tasty and healthy meals, but also due to an atmosphere of total acceptance beyond gender, age, skin color or social status.

16/06/2019

Many years our center holds a summer camp. We do it for children who are not comfortable with staying at school summer camp with their classmates or children who haven’t found their friends yet. We often ride bicycles, learn the traffic rules, hold “day of health”, carry out the show of talents and had fun on the rides in the amusement park. One of the main events of the summer camp was a volunteer ecological activity in our city. We combined pleasant with the useful rising in children ecological consciousness and spending time in the open air. In this activity children fed birds, sprinkled pavements with gravel and, afterwards, eat tasty ice-cream!

03/06/2019

Summer finally came to Perm and it is time to recover after a hard school year as well as for new interesting meetings and impressions. The name of the camp reflects its main idea: every participant came a long way after searching good qualities in themselves of their implementation of volunteering. Then, all together they thought about how to develop their inner potential of kindness. As a result, we elaborated an easy, but effective formula: “Volunteering is a kindness in action”.

21/05/2019

A terrible accident similar to the tragedy in Columbine High School* happened in Perm last year. Two high school students armed with knives walked into a class of younger children. More than ten children were injured! It's not enough to say that the city was shocked. Everyone began to blame each other. But who is really guilty? Our fund manager, Svetlana Kozlova, told us in detail about our activity, aims and methods of work. Why is what we do essential for teenagers?

06/05/2019

A student called Roman, from the Psychological faculty of the Perm State University, did an internship in our organization. He wrote a wonderful review about this experience and we decided to share it with you.

Every year in our center we have a summer camp for children who can’t afford going to a countryside camp or a far-away vacation spot. Especially for these children, we are preparing a program which includes outings, swimming, going for rides in amusement parks and many other activities. Unfortunately, after making budget calculations, we realised that we don’t have enough finances to hold the summer camp. It’s the first time since many years that we can’t help children to get wholesome recreation. We appeal to you for assistance and ask everyone who care about these children’s lives to help us to hold at least one session of the summer camp.

Today we would like to share with you our spring news. This time we will tell you how we transmit our experience of working with teenagers to other specialists and organizations. For the last two months our team took part in 3 scientific-practical conferences as invited experts. Let us tell you more about each of them!

We were warned from the beginning: “This class is very difficult, get ready!” This is how it began when we met the new children from 7B. Today we would like to introduce you to Nastya, who is 13 years old and who lives with her grandparents. Nastya has a police and school record.

Every three months we have new teenagers arriving. They take part in all the events that we organize: trainings, mater classes and discussion of the most important topics. Last discussion was devoted to the ability and necessity to apologize. At first children found it very difficult, but very soon they could be proud of themselves!

09/01/2019

Today we would like to tell you about three children from the Poroshiny family, who are our regular guests. ​

The older brother, Evsey started visiting us when he was 10 years old, during a period of 5 years. He was one of those lucky kids who got a present from our sponsors – a bicycle. Now his brother, Alex, who is now 10 years old and Vicky, 8 years old, come to our center.

02/01/2019

“Hello! My name is Andrey. My mood is yellow today”. This is how we usually start getting acquainted with the new participants. Expressing one’s mental condition through a color is a form of diagnostic of how a person feels right now. The children get involved in the process with pleasure and the way we sit, with chairs in a circle, helps to create the feeling of unity between us. This is how our usual Saturday meetings begin.

24/12/2018

This beauty is in Scotland, at home of our dear friend – Michael Kerrins. This autumn we had a Skype conversation with him and with children from the school where he works. The Scottish kids made and demonstrated us wonderful postcards. It impressed our children so much that they also decided to send the Christmas postcards to Scotland! They tried their best and made the presents in a creative manner: every postcard is decorated with a Christmas stocking and two flags: Russian and Scottish.  

18/12/2018

For Christmas we would like to share with you a story of one family of three children who attend our center. The children live with their grandparents, not with their parents. They participate actively in the life of our center and we, in turn, help their grandchildren to develop harmoniously, to socialize, to interact with their peers and solve their private problems and concerns. In other words, we are trying to moderate and compensate their trauma as social orphans.

30/11/2018

Let’s talk about some serious issues. Aggression and its manifestation in the behaviour of teenagers has become normalised. Children communicate by pushing each other and by using hurtful nicknames instead of addressing each other by their names. This isn’t an individual tendency; this is the established behaviour among teenagers nowadays. That’s why we created a project with this complex name: “Outside of school: transforming teenage aggression into constructive activism”. This project is funded by the Fund of presidential grants, which is an essential addition to the general educational program of our teenagers.

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06/11/2018

Once a week we have a tea party where we discuss questions that the kids ask us. Most of these questions are devoted to relations with parents, friends and school teachers. In addition to that, the children are interested in issues of self-development, responsibility and relationships with the opposite sex. We usually have really heated discussions where participants share situations from their life experience.

24/10/2018

 It’s no secret that every Saturday our doors are wide open for everyone. This day in our center we have a very full yet relaxing program: films shown following discussions, visiting museums of modern art, interactive lessons, washing up after tea parties for the children’s favorite “dobriki”*. Their most favorite thing to do is the cooking master class. One of the translators of Michael Kerins, Igor, when visiting us, was impressed by how organised we are. We invited him to our Saturday activity. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to come himself, but three of his brothers came not only as our welcomed guests, but also as active participants of the master cooking class.

02/10/2018

We have a good tradition: to blend the useful with the interesting when doing master classes for the children and teenagers from our center. Once a month we have a cooking master class. Children choose a dish to cook by themselves. We announce the competition of recipes and give children the task to get the information about the dish that everyone would like to prepare.

01/09/2018

Summer has come to an end and children have already started their school year. Many of them began attending after-school clubs. However, there are those who haven’t decided where to go yet. We keep on doing master classes, going to museums and taking part in intellectual games. All of this helps children develop and be more independent. So, last Saturday we visited the Museum of modern art, where there was an exhibition devoted to water. The kids learned a lot of interesting things about the big and small rivers of their native city. Also, they became aware of the value of water and learned why we should save it and avoid contamination. All the children got involved in this game with great pleasure.

31/08/2018

Dear friends, for the last school year, you made a significant impact on the lives of more than 100 teenagers. Thank you very much, our sponsors! We wish you and your families well-being and good luck!

29/08/2018

 The program of our summer holidays was full of events! In June, the children took part in different sportive events, taking part in urban activities, relaxing on the beach and discovering their own districts and city. After these activities children had lunch while playing different intellectual games.

Meeting with Mike

01/11/2017

The children really liked meeting Michael, a Scottish storyteller. 

Cooking a cake together

31/10/2017

Making a cake together is so much fun!

Perm the kind. Where does happiness grow from?

16/10/2017

During one of our thematic Thursdays we visited an exposition "Perm the kind: where does happiness grow from?" in the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Feedback from students

15/10/2017

Two students from the Teachers colledge recently undertook an internship in our center. They shared their impressions acout their work. 

October news

14/10/2017

October!

We're happy to share the news about autumn events in the center.

Kama river Birthday

14/07/2017

Our children celebrated a Kama River Day in the library. They realized how happy they were to be close to the river, where they can swim, go fishing, take a boat or oil-ship ride and raft in the paddleboat. 

Summer Terrace "Eco-children and bears"

14/07/2017

Active and inspirational life of our summer camp

Winter-and-spring fun

10/02/2017

What we do in frames of "Communication skills" project

Hanukkah

10/02/2017

What is Hanukkah? It's fun, warmth, and smiles of children...

"Inhale-exhale" project

09/01/2017

Project for needy and disadvantaged families

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