Petersburg Parents

Petersburg Parents is a social group which unites people indifferent to the fate of children who were left without their parents' care and who live in the state orphanages of Saint Petersburg city and its region. Our main goals: give assistance in improving the quality of life of the children living in hospitals and orphanages; give assistance in creating favourable opinion to adoption issues; help to protect children's rights;change/improve the systems of organizing children's' lifestyle
Apr 23, 2012

Hippo Therapy

Hippo therapy is an extremely effective remedy to heal serious health troubles, particularly  CSIP and other support-motor system diseases.

In frame of project "Confident Step" we are organizing weekly classes for the children with these disorders.

Thanks to horse riding all the muscles are working, also the diseased ones. As a result muscles get the load and then become stronger; the muscles atrophy goes down.

A horse gives to a child its good vibration and also massages it. And since the horse temperature is a little bit higher than a human’s one, a child receives some “healing heating”.

According the researches, the horse riding activates lungs which enriches  blood, muscles and brain by oxygen.

 Thanks to horse riding non-moving children might walk. Regular classes helps strengthen the muscles, but also it forms a walking pattern in its consciousness.   Children start to keep balance sitting on a horse and it helps them feel steady on the decks well.

A child riding a horse is starting to walk and speak much better; He or she becomes more strong, agile and robust. And the main point is that a child enlarges its world confines, acquires new social experience and gets a huge positive charge. It makes its life full, bright and eventually happy. In both meanings a child is getting under its troubles, under its yesterday. A horse is a real source of vital force for a child, it awakes a desire to live, to define the goals and achieve it. 

Jan 23, 2012

January 2012 - Massage for orphan babies in Vsevolojsk baby-care center

Dear friends!

thank you for your support of our project!

The project continues with the three highly experienced massage therapists that we have been working with for a long time. Massage therapy helps the orphaned kids with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and similar disorders, develop better physically and get stronger. Better physical condition is vital for their intellectual development.

Your support of this project makes all this possible. We can not thank you enough! 

Please keep supporting our current projects on GlobalGiving!

Confident Step: help orphans with Cerebral Palsy 

Introducing orphans to the world of photography

Nursing Care For Orphan Children In Hospitals

 Please join Petersburg Parents on Facebook where Anna and Max Shaterkin post the latest news about our projects.

To learn more about Petersburg Parents please visit our web site.

Dec 5, 2011

December 2011 Report

Dear friends!

On behalf of Petersburg Parents I would like to thank all of you for supporting "Nursing care for orphan children in hospitals" project!

Let me also thank all our supporters from the last Bonus Day event when GlobalGiving matched all the donations made at 30%. With your help within one day October 19 we collected $1177,45 and got additionally $396 from GlobalGiving as a bonus for the project "Nursing care for orphan children in hospitals".

Please know that each dollar matters and makes a difference in the orphan’s lives daily!

In last 6 months we opened 4 more nursing posts and currently in frame of this project 17 nurses with adequate qualifications and medical training care for orphans in 8 hospitals in St. Petersburg and its region.

To date, the accomplishments of the project include providing adequate and compassionate care for over 90 children daily.

Please keep supporting our current projects on GlobalGiving!

Confident Step: help orphans with Cerebral Palsy 

Introducing orphans to the world of photography

Help to provide vital massage for orphaned babies!

 Please join Petersburg Parents on Facebook where Anna and Max Shaterkin post the latest news about our projects.