Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life

Oct 15, 2012

Start of new school year

Scenes from "The Government Inspector" by Gogol
Scenes from "The Government Inspector" by Gogol

Dear Step Up friends!

Since our last report, we've been extraordinarily busy starting classes in the new school year! Our students continue to amaze us with their creativity, resilience, and motivation to achieve positive goals. As always, we could not do what we do without your support (on-line and locally).

Here are just a few of the results of the previous school year:

  • 124 students studied at Step Up in 2011-2012
  • They attended about 9,000 lessons over the course of the year including 1,800 hours of one-to-one tutoring by volunteers
  • 75 students advanced by one year in school
  • 8 students finished the 9th grade and got diplomas of lower secondary education
  • 3 students finished 11th grade (high school). All of our 11th graders passed the dreaded Unified State Exams in Russian and Mathematics
  • 14 students moved on to the next year in technical colleges and universities with the help of our tutorials
  •  2 students graduated from universities

Your support not only helps us to provide opportunities for orphanage graduates, it sends a powerful message of your belief in their abilities to choose positive new life paths. We are so grateful!

I attached a Step Up Newsletter for June 2012. There are more news and longer stories inside.

Sincerely, Anna

The Graduation Day: the first diploma
The Graduation Day: the first diploma
The Graduation Day for the 9th graders
The Graduation Day for the 9th graders


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Project Leader

Anna Lukyanova

Moscow, Moscow Russia

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