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Help adopted kids with special needs get education

by Charity foundation 'Here and now'
Help adopted kids with special needs get education
Help adopted kids with special needs get education
Help adopted kids with special needs get education
Help adopted kids with special needs get education
Help adopted kids with special needs get education
Help adopted kids with special needs get education
Help adopted kids with special needs get education
Help adopted kids with special needs get education
Help adopted kids with special needs get education
Help adopted kids with special needs get education
professional make-up lesson
professional make-up lesson

The school year ended in the children's film Studio, where children with problems with communication and social adaptation are engaged. During the year, the Studio made 10 films lasting from 2.5 to 23 minutes. Of course, while these are educational films that are interesting to the children and their families, not the General public. But for many children, participation was a real victory. Parents noted the success of their children at the final meeting at the end of the year.

Gleb's (11 years old) mom:
- I think that the Studio has become for my son the place where he comes to learn to be friends, to communicate, to resolve conflicts and to find a common language with peers. Gleb had big problems at school and other children's groups. I am glad that he found a place where he is accepted with all the features, where he feels support and understanding. For our family, this is the most important thing, and acting is already in the background.

Zoe's (15 years old) mom:
- Zoe very long lived in an orphanage and there she was considered the best student, she was instructed to look after other children. Now Zoya is sure that she is the best at doing any business, loves to command. Psychologically, she is much younger than her real age. It is important for a girl to understand her strengths and weaknesses, it is important to learn to live with the idea that someone can do better, and there is nothing wrong. The Studio helped to make Zoe's self-esteem more adequate.

Grandma of Tolley and Elijah (12 and 9 years):
- The Studio is one of the few places where children always go with pleasure. Here they feel part of the overall creative work. Tolya is especially lucky, because in the future he wants to become an operator, and he has the opportunity to test himself in practice. We are happy for Tolya, because before that we changed a lot of studios and sports sections and were already worried that he would not be able to settle down anywhere.

Parents of other children noted that children began to feel more confident, learn to make efforts to remember texts, give in to difficulties less.

Many guys from the Studio do not go to regular school, but study at home. They have a limited circle of communication with peers. The Studio helps children find friends, try their hand in different areas, see themselves in different images, try on different characters, play different ways of relationships. This helps to improve the social competence of children, increases self-esteem, facilitates their access to a large society.

We are grateful for the help of everyone who supported our project!

The school year is coming to an end, and it's time to sum up the results of the first year of our film Studio. We do not prepare children for professional work in the film industry. But we give the opportunity to feel the whole process in real conditions, with a real result. Through the entire working path, from concept to painting – and to get acquainted with different professions necessary for the creation of the film, to be in different roles.

In the Studio, every child has the opportunity to speak and be heard. Everyone feels needed. Our psychologists note that as a result of classes, children become more confident and responsible, learn to work in a team, overcome fears and anxiety.

It is very important for children to meet with professionals from the world of cinema – this year it was a professional make-up artist. It was a strong impression that the guys remembered for a long time.

Summer holidays are ahead, and all the Studio members were given the task to think about the script of the film, which we will shoot next year.

We are making a movie!
We are making a movie!

In this academic year, the children's film studio began to work. There are 10 children from 9 to 15 years from adoptive families in the studio. Many of them had very sad moments in their life, and we want the classes to increase their self-confidence, the joy of joint work, the strength to overcome difficulties.

All this time, the guys have been learning to work in a team, negotiate, do not only what they want, but also what the team needs. Without this, it is impossible to engage in cinema. Perhaps this is the main thing that was achieved during this time - we managed to find a common solutions. 

We began work on a film about Prometheus, where everyone has their place. Each participant has many small achievements. Tolya masters the skill of the operator, Anna not only plays the role, but also helps to create the costumes, Vitya and Dima learn to be patient, Zoya began to stutter much less, and on the stage she feels more confident and free. This is very important, because the main task of the children's film studio is not only film making, but also the development and rehabilitation of all participants. 

We are grateful to everyone who supports our project. Thanks to you, children learn to work in a team, to feel more confident and independent. We really appreciate your help!

making a movie!
making a movie!

This year we conduct two educational groups for adopted children from 10 to 14 years old.

In the one group classes teenagers develop social skills, communication skills and self-knowledge. Of particular interest to the children was the topic of power and control over themselves and other people. We all want to feel omnipotent! The guys experimented and studied how they manage their power and influence. It turned out that it is very difficult, because it is associated with responsibility. Here is the opening occurred in one of our sessions.

On the other half of our group formed a real Studio to create a movie! The group was joined by professionals: actors, directors and even makeup specialists. There was a place for graduates of our resource center, adult children who continue to communicate with us. In the classroom, the children learn to be real actors, to get used to the role, as the children themselves come up with scenarios for the future of the film. There is a place for every child, if someone does not want to be in the frame, it is possible to learn how to work with the camera and be an operator. The process of creating a movie is in full swing!

We are grateful to everyone who shows interest in our work and supports us. Your attention is very important.  We will continue to share with you our successes and achievements of our guys!

in class
in class
Theatre class
Theatre class

Dear friends,

Our foundation develops services for adopted children for more than five years. Most of these children have learning difficulties or communication problems. But the most importantly, after many failures they lost their confidence. A child got used to be "looser" and that's kind of vicious circle. We can break this circle. 

In a new school year we are starting a new project: Education Club for adopted children. 

Our Club is not directly connected with school lessons, but we can give children joy of disocovery through education and to uncover and develop their inherent talents. It can be dog training or public speaking classes, crafts, cinema club etc. - anyway we're planning to attract the most enthusiastic experts.

We will show that "learning" is not equal "boring". We strongly believe that interesting subjects and friendly athmosphere help children to overcome the difficulties. That's the way to promote interest in education and to feel success and confident. 

We have already held such classes last year and we became convinced that they can motivate children and enable them to improve their achievement levels. Now we are going to meet regulary ones or twice a week and of course we'll talk you about our progress!

Dog training course
Dog training course
Felting class
Felting class
 

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Charity foundation 'Here and now'

Location: Moscow - Russia
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Project Leader:
Olga Yakubenko
Moscow, Moscow Russia

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