Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life

by Step Up
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Giving Russian Orphans an Equal Start in Life
Nov 15, 2021

Zhenya's story: from factory to Step Up

When Zhenya was sixteen, he finished college and began work in a factory that makes equipment for ships. He has been a mechanic in this factory ever since. He began attending classes at Step Up in 2018. Here is his story in his own words:

“At school we were given the choice of becoming a joiner or a mechanic — that was all [young people graduating from correctional schools are routinely given a limited selection of courses they can study at college]. So, I chose mechanic.

At the factory, they know that I study at an evening school — I don’t hide it. Of course, they’re a bit nervous that I will leave early, but I need to be here [at Step Up] at 4pm. I get up at 6am, I work until 3pm and then, at 4pm, I have to be at evening school. That’s been my schedule for the last three years.

I want to finish studying and take up a different profession. In one word: I want to develop. I'd like to be able combine a career as an engineer with history... I was always interested in history.

I come to Step Up in order to study. I feel how the world around me is changing. For example, in how I socialise with people. If you have contact with intelligent people, you find out things and then you can use them in real life. At some point, I decided that this is all necessary for me.”

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