Children
 Russia
Project #23025

Daily Art Classes for orphanage children and youth

by Maria's Children Art Center
Vetted

Summary

We work for art rehabilitation and social adaptation of orphans, children with special needs, graduates of orphanages, young adults in psychoneurological institutions. In our studio they participate in art activities: painting, ceramics,sewing and other crafts,languages, music, cooking. Every winter and summer we run adaptive art camp, where children gain life skills. Art works created by children participate in exhibitions bringing recognition to young artists and raising attention to our work.
$15,000.00
total goal
$12,298.00
remaining
29
donors
1
monthly donor
12
months active

Challenge

We try to bridge the gap between those children who grew up in families and those who have spent their childhood in government-run institutions. We help our young people develop their talents, receive an education, choose a profession, acquire household skills; we inspire them to be kind-hearted, helpful and ready to contribute to society. We aim to make society aware of the problems such children and youths face.

Solution

Every day groups of children and young adults leave their orphanages and come to our studio. Here children take part in many different activities such as painting, drawing, ceramics, felting, tapestry, batik, applied art, music, learning foreign languages, theatre and cooking. After art classes children have tea party. Together we go to museums and theatres, celebrate important dates and just spend time chatting. The studio works 7 days a week and our doors are always open to visitors.

Long-Term Impact

200 children and young adults from 9 Moscow orphanages will get support for their art, psychological rehabilitation and social adaptation. They get practical life and art skills and feel motivation to study, enrich their positive experience and develop emotional sphere, increase self-esteem and enlarge life opportunities. Tens volunteers will be involved in to various activities aimed to help children. Hundreds art works will be created in various techniques.

Resources

http:/​/​www.mariaschildren.ru

Organization Information

Maria's Children Art Center

Location: Moscow, Moscow region - Russia
Website: http:/​/​www.mariaschildren.ru
Project Leader:
Maria Eliseeva
Moscow, Moscow region Russia

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