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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
Luisa with a little goatling
Luisa with a little goatling

Here are the new photos of our beautiful girl Luisa!

During school holidays Luisa and her grandmother took part in family climate improvement program in a rehabilitation center near Moscow. Luisa rode a pony, looked after the goatling on the farm, learned to use potter's wheel and of course walked on the fresh air and rest from the busy school quarter a lot.

"This is a real fairy-tale castle", her grandmother says! "We came in another world. This is a place where you can forget about all the ado and open your heart. I'm sure now Luisa has gained strength and will end the year with straight A!"

Cheerful and joyful Luisa regrets only time has flown by so quickly. "I want to finish the second class, to come here again and learn to ride a big horse," she says.

We believe Luisa will be successful. And we are very grateful to everyone who has taken part in the fate of this girl, we say “Thank you!” to all who care and who does not pass by!

On April, 14 our project will take part in Microsoft YouthSpark Bonus Day for the first time. Every donation (by credit card or PayPal) of up to $1,000 USD per individual donor are eligible to be matched at 50% while funds last from 09:00 am EDT till 23:59 EDT on April 14, 2015 (or from 16:00, April, 14 till 06:59, April, 15 in Moscow time zone).

Together we give Luisa and other guys not only an academic year full of events and new knowledge, but also faith in themselves, in their own strength, their abilities, their talents. And it's worth it!

Luisa and her grandmother
Luisa and her grandmother
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Dima wishes you a Happy New Year
Dima wishes you a Happy New Year

Dear friends, Merry Christmas has pasted and a happy New Year has just begun! We’d like to share the latest success, with which our children have entered the new year.

Ilya’s achievements at school are the most notable. Unfortunately, it turned out that the beginning of school life of Ilya was very unlucky. Because of the situation in his family, the boy had affliction that didn’t allow him to develop the school knowledge and to get used to school. So the first years of school life have not laid a solid foundation and it has always been difficult to study. The new teachers try to teach Ilya not only things his contemporaries should know, but they are also working to fill the gaps in education of primary school. Of course, it is not easy to teach something that he missed in the first classes again when you are 14, but Ilya understands that he wouldn’t catch up with his peers without this knowledge. He tries very hard and his new teachers are very happy with him. In addition to academics, Ilya is involved in school clubs - ceramics and entertaining chemistry.

His class teacher is pleased to note that Ilya has made friends in the class and joined the team.

Dima also tries to please his parents and teachers. This year, the first time he is able to spend a whole day at school. Earlier Dima could not perceive the training material and sit at a desk by the third lesson. He got up, left the class, quarreled with his classmates and argued with the teacher. Now he has become more relaxed and attentive. We think that it is a merit of his teachers, who have built friendly relations, and clear style and atmosphere of the school.

And Luisa has also begun to study much better. Teachers praise her. She has had difficulties with English earlier, and now English has become one of her favorite subjects, Luisa gets only best marks at English lessons. And her grandmother is very happy because of Luisa’s success.

We thank you very much for helping our children to get a decent education. We are confident that this investment in their future will always pay off!

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3 children are involved in the project “I want to learn” in this academic year. They are Luisa, Dima and Ilya. The cost of training for all three children is about $26,000 per year. All the children have already started their studies in schools and they have already managed to even take part in autumn celebration in our center, where they have been engaged with psychologists and other specialists.

This is our beauty Luisa in the second grade.

And here is Dima’s story told by Alla, a psychologist and supervisor of the family:

"Dima has a new teacher this year. At the beginning of the year she spent test tasks in core subjects, and all of us were very happy that he has demonstrated pretty good results and he has been officially transferred to the fourth grade! Dima now studies core subjects together with his other classmates, but he continues to take individual classes to fill in the gaps in his knowledge. His teacher enjoys his curiosity and celebrates the efforts in the development of educational knowledge. We hope that they will be friends all the yearlong!"

And this is Dima’s tree, he have made for the autumn holiday in our center.

And now Ilya has been involved in the project too. Here is what Marina, a psychologist and supervisor of his family, says about him:

"Ilya goes to school with pleasure now. During this month he have understood that learning could be really interesting and exciting. For example, he prepared his own textbook for Russian – the most difficult subject for him! And the most important thing is the attitude of the teachers to Ilya, that is very different from the last school - interest, friendliness, willingness to support and help when there are difficulties - Ilya is just inspired!"

They are very different and amazing children. And we are very glad that you are helping each of them to pay school fees, which, frankly, is not cheap, but that gives great results, changes the children and supports their families.

Last opportunity to help the children on the Bonus Day this year is today: 30% match on all donations up to $1,000 per donor per project, while funds remain on October 15th, 2014.

* From 9:00 am EDT on October 15th till 11:59 pm EDT on October 15th, 2014 (or from 17:00 on October 15th till 07:59 on October 16th in Moscow time zone).

* All the donations on Bonus Day will be matched by Global Giving at 30% up to $1,000 per donor per project (until $75,000 matching fund for all the projects is exhausted).

* Only online donations (by credit card, PayPal, or a GlobalGiving official gift card) made by unique donors per project will be matched. We encourage you to make donations in early, because matching funds will likely run out before the end of the day.

Donate right now and give Luisa, Dima and Ilya more additional lessons! A lot of thanks to you!

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Luisa's grandma always supports the girl
Luisa's grandma always supports the girl

The school year has ended and now we can definitely say that it is hard but the result has exceeded all our expectations!

The first teacher in Luisa’s life, the first marks, the first exercises, the first difficulties and early successes – it is so great that thanks to your support Luisa was able to get her first and important experience in her life in such a great school.

A year ago, we saw fear in the girl’s eyes, uncertainty and gloomy pictures, and today Luisa is a graduate of the first class and can be proud of her, because she has been selected as the queen at the prom. Luisa has learned to read and write (not only in Russian, but also a little bit in English!), to count, to act on school holidays, to make friends with classmates.

"I am very grateful to all who has helped us so much - says her grandmother. - I was so afraid of this year, she was so weak, vulnerable, so restless, she was so easy to be offended. And she also didn’t know how to get along with others. And now I'm happy. You gave my granddaughter a chance, and she has benefited from it. It is still a lot to do, but now we believe in ourselves and we will work on. Thank you!" So this is definitely a success!

Dima has achieved his successes too. Despite the fact that he has finished 3rd class, the role of a pupil is still difficult for him and the majority of lessons was organized individually for Dima this year. And we are very grateful to the school for this opportunity.

Dima tried very hard throughout the year! Dima wants to have friends, trying to smooth his temper, learns to control himself. He prefers subjects such as English, music, drawing and art work. Dima’s family also notes his successes and efforts and is very grateful for the help.

In 4th grade Dima will continue studying in the same school, where teachers are able to find an individual approach to each child. Dima matures, his study becomes more conscientious, and our joint support will make a significant contribution to his future. Luisa will also continue studying in a private paid school in the second grade because of her health. Let's help her to continue, and she will pay back for our contribution with a vengeance!

We ask you to support Luisa and Dima today! We would be grateful if you donate on a Bonus Day:

* From 9:00 am EDT on July 16th till 11:59 pm EDT on July 16th, 2014 (or from 16-th of July, 17:00 till 17-th of July, 07:59 in Moscow time zone).

* All the donations on Bonus Day will be matched by Global Giving at 40% up to $1,000 per donor per project (until $130,000 matching fund for all the projects is exhausted).

* Only online donations (credit card or PayPal) made by unique donors per project will be matched. We encourage you to make donations in early, because matching funds will likely run out before the end of the day.

Sincerely thank you for your support!

Best regards,
Olga Yakubenko

Luisa is very hard to do her lessons
Luisa is very hard to do her lessons
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Little star Luisa
Little star Luisa

In the end of last year we have told you about Luisa, a first grader. Thank you very much for your donations and support of education for Luisa!

We are glad to share her successes that might not happen without you. Luisa’s health and emotional state have significantly strengthened that would not be possible in a public school with 30 pupils in each class. Teachers praise Luisa, she’s doing really well. Recently Luisa participated in a school concert and the principal said they are going to make a star of Luisa!

English lessons have been always difficult for Luisa. And now she gets best marks for her English classes. Soon with your support Luisa could tell “Thank you” from her heart in English.

We ask you to support Luisa and other guys who need education in private schools with a few pupils per class. We would be grateful if you donate on a Bonus Day, May, 7, that will start at 9:00 AM EDT and will end at 11:59 PM EDT (or from 7-th of May, 17:00 till 8-th of May, 07:59 in Moscow time zone). All the donations on Bonus Day will be matched by Global Giving at 30% up to $1,000 per donor per project (until $75,000 matching fund for all the projects is exhausted). Only online donations (credit card or PayPal) made by unique donors per project will be matched.

Sincerely thank you for your support!

Best regards,
Olga

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Charity foundation 'Here and now'

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

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