Educational trip for former orphanage children

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What makes the Traveler programme stand out from the crowd is that the kids are able to choose the type of trip they go on. They plan the route, decide what to see, and when possible either partially or fully pay the trip expenses. Our students proposed where to go, and now almost all the kids have a role in organizing the trip (reserving hotel rooms, planning the route, etc.). Orphanage children make their own decisions what occur very rare.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

It is hard to dazzle orphanage children with various trips and tours. The entire group is taken to various events on a regular basis, but most of the time their interests and desires are not accounted for, often making them disinterested and detached from these trips.

How will this project solve this problem?

We have another way of trip organization. The educational trip will be from 9 to 13 July 2014, with six students and two teachers taking part. The trip will take them through Veliky Novgorod, Valdai, Vyshny Volochok, and Torzhok. Our students proposed by themselves where to go, and now almost all the kids have a role in organizing the trip (reserving hotel rooms, planning the route, etc). They are also putting together Window to Novgorod miniature conferences to be better prepared for the trip.

Potential Long Term Impact

Every year around 60 orphaned children and youth at "Big Change" are getting education, entering a college and obtaining desired profession. Which takes them to the point of being able to lead independent life, i.e. making independent decisions, being responsible.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.



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Help Russian orphans get education & socialize
There are over 650,000 orphans in Russia. The majority of orphanage graduates is unable to successfully integrate into society. For 13 years "Big Change" helps young people from orphanages who have the most difficulties after graduating the system to settle well in life, to find a job, a home, a family. We have done this by developing motivation to learn and skills essential for independent living, helping them get better education and expanding the range of their interests. project reportread updates from the field

Project Leader

Elena Mazina

Moscow, Russia

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