We would love to share the successes of Ilya, one of the project’s participants. Thanks to your support Ilya studies in a private school for already 2 years. He feels the very important support and believe in him from his mentors, teachers and schoolmates. Ilya has already learnt how to build relations with both adults and fellow students, they have become friends. He has gained a skill of receiving and learning new information.
Such an atmosphere influences not only Ilya’s academic progress, but his personality development as well. Ilya has got a new hobby – he attends robotics after school classes for the whole year. Ceramics classes have not been forgotten also.
Now Ilya starts preparing to the graduation and thinking about a college. Daria Vorobyova, a psychologist of our center, performs career guidance for him, “Ilya didn’t have a necessity to make decisions before. A skill to set goals and define steps for achieving them is not yet formed. As a result of our classes I see that decision making skill requires additional training.”
We do appreciate your support for giving Ilya an opportunity to prepare for the adult life. Thank you for giving kids and families a chance to build a prosperous future!
Dear friends, today we want to tell you about achievements of Ilya, our project’s participant. Teenager Ilya is studying in a private school with your support for the second year, and this certainly produces results - Ilya gets the opportunity to establish himself in society and to develop further. And now it is very important for the boy to believe in himself.
The supervisor of Ilya’s class says: "When Ilya came to the class, it was very hard for him. We started with training him to handle a whole 40 minutes lesson. Ilya was a very introvert person and it took us much effort to show him that he also has the abilities. Now he has progressed in studying, has made friends at school and has developed his own interests. Ilya continues to be closed in himself in failure situations, and we help him to deal with it together."
Ilya is a very creative person. He loves to draw and goes to pottery.
Now Ilya especially needs the support of teachers genuinely interested and attentive to his future path in society. The experience of such a respectful interaction with the teachers is very important for him.
You help Ilya and children like him to study and to become successful persons, which believe in themselves. Your donation today (at any time from 9 am EDT on March 16 till 23:59 pm EDT on March 16 or from 16:00 on March 16 till 6:59 on March 17 in Moscow time zone) will be increased by GlobalGiving. We will know the percent of increase and the amount of the bonus at the end of The Day - it will depend on the total amount of funds raised on The Day. But we have good news! Absolutely each project that receives donations of unique donors within the specified time will get a bonus from GlobalGiving as well as our project.
We are grateful to you, who enabled Ilya to learn at this school. And we ask you to support the project now. You give hope for the better future for Ilya’s family and for other children and families. A lot of thanks to you!
The year is coming to the end. What can we tell about our children this year?
They had successes and achievements, they had difficulties and problems. It is a time of growth, but it is never easy.
Teenagers Ilya and Dima are experiencing difficult times. Like all teenagers in the world, they have become contradictory, arguing with adults, checking their independence, defending their opinion.
We are very pleased that caring teachers from the finest private schools surround each of them during this adolescent crisis. They are the teachers who are looking for an individual approach, who are sensitive to behavioral problems, who are willing to support and help the boys to move forward. And we are pleased to thank you again and again for your support of the children and the opportunity to study in these schools you give them. We hope that the next year will become a year of overcome and new opportunities for the boys!
Happy New Year and Merry Christmas to you! We wish you and your family health and great happiness. Thank you very much for helping!
Families like Ilya's on vaction with psychologists
Dear friends, today we’d like to tell you about Ilya, the eldest participant of our project. You have already helped Ilya to study at a private school for one year. The most important differences between this school and the state school where he studied before are the atmosphere of respect for the individual pupil’s interests, the value of human interaction between adults and children, between teachers and pupils, the value of applied knowledge - the main thing that provides a qualitative change. It is the essential part of a good learning process.
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that it was the first time when Ilya felt such an atmosphere within the school. Teachers and the curator of his class note that at first he was "frozen", he was not accustomed to manifest himself, but gradually he started to "get warm" feeling concerned and genuinely warm attitude of his teachers.
Ilya says, "I like all the teachers. Especially I enjoy going to a ceramics workshop. And I also like to sculpt and to draw. I even was offered to do a master class for younger children."
Now for us and the teachers of the school it is obvious that in the near future Ilya still won’t be able to attend a regular school. Especially because the program of the 7th grade is much more complicated. Psychologists of the Resource Center say, "We believe it is very important that Ilya was able to continue studying in this private school. It is still a guarantee of his future path in society. Without this step it would be impossible to move further."
And we kindly ask you to support Ilya today. You bring the wonder and hope for these children and their families.
Luisa is 8 years old, and she lives with her grandmother. Two years ago we decided to pay for her education at a private school because of a number of her neurological problems, a complex situation in her family and recommendations of a psychologist. At that time, she was totally unprepared to learn in a state school in a large class, and she would inevitably get a pile of school problems on top of others.
And Luisa has justified our expectations! Now, after two years of studying in a private school with 5 classmates in the class we see an enthusiastic and sociable child, who look positively at learning and accepts school rules. Now she is psychologically ready to study in a large class - at September, 1 Luisa will go to the public state school!
Of course, only in the next academic year we will learn how Luisa can really study in a regular school, chat with classmates and teachers. But we believe that everything will be fine, because we see how she has strengthened because of these two years of happy school life that you helped pay for!
And other children are still in a need of training in a small private school. You could help them on July 15th, when GlobalGiving will match your donations up to $ 1,000 per donor at 40%. Only donations made by unique donors per project will be matched. Matching begins at 9:00:01 EDT (or at 16:00 July, 15 in Moscow time zone) and lasts until funds run out (there is $ 115,000 available in matching funds for all projects) or 23:59:59 EDT (at 07:00 July, 16 in Moscow time zone). We encourage you to donate in early, because matching funds will likely run out before the end of the day.
Thank you for all you do for these children! Thanks to your participation there are such wonders as in Luisa's life!
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