Project #7321

Nursing care for orphan children in hospitals

by Petersburg Parents

Dear supporters,

We would like to thank you for your help!

Currently 20 nurses work in 10 hospitals.

Our nurses daily work with 3-10 children with different cases of illnesses. They not only help children go through unpleasant medical procedures such as shots, irrigation, bandaging and so on. They also spend some leisure with them like playing games, reading, painting. 


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We are very thankful for your help!


Lena Lashkova

Dear friends!

We are pleased to inform you that in frame of the "Nursing care" project we have now 21 nurses working in Saint Petersburg hospitals and helping orphan children in need.

Every day up to 90 children get nursing care provided by Petersburg Parents through this project.

Normaly childred coming to hospitals are accompanied by their parents when children from orphanages don't have such a support.

Please meet our nurse Yulia Antashenkova (see pictures) who works with orphan children in Saint Olga city Hospital. She and 20 other nurses have been hired by Petersburg Parents to ease orphan children's stay in medical institutions.

Thank you for your continuos help!



Please support Nursing Care project at coming Bonus Day on GlobalGiving: next Wednesday GlobalGiving will match all donations by 30% which means you may help orphaned children with 130%!

Bonus Day will start on October 17th at 12.01 am EDT (08.01 am Moscow time) and will last 24 hours. Please consider giving from the very beging of the Bonus day as GlobalGiving matching funds ran out very quickly.

Dear friends!

Thanks to your support our project "Nursing Care" is growing!

By May 2012 we have 20 nurses in 10 hospitals of Saint Petersburg and its region.

Summer time is always hard time for our nurses. Most of the children from orphanages and boarding schools leave the city for summer camps. Children who have some medical limitations for going to camps are used to be sent to hospitals as it is not effective for orphanages to leave a child-minder only for 1-2 children. So these children stay whole summer in hospital with no entertainment and no their friends at all.

Our nurses daily work with 3-10 children with different cases of illnesses. They not only help children go through unpleasant medical procedures such as shots, irrigation, bandaging and so on. They also spend some leisure with them like playing games, reading, painting. 

Since some of children spend in hospitals long time nurses help them to be on schedule with their lessons: they help them to learn new stuff, do their home work and so on.

Unfortunately hospitals can no provide all the children with needed help. They are only responsible for medical side of children's staying in hospitals.

That's why our project is so much needed and that is why we are growing.

Please keep supporting us from time to time!

We can only keep this vital project on going if you help us do so.

Thank you again!

Dear friends!

On behalf of Petersburg Parents I would like to thank all of you for supporting "Nursing care for orphan children in hospitals" project!

Let me also thank all our supporters from the last Bonus Day event when GlobalGiving matched all the donations made at 30%. With your help within one day October 19 we collected $1177,45 and got additionally $396 from GlobalGiving as a bonus for the project "Nursing care for orphan children in hospitals".

Please know that each dollar matters and makes a difference in the orphan’s lives daily!

In last 6 months we opened 4 more nursing posts and currently in frame of this project 17 nurses with adequate qualifications and medical training care for orphans in 8 hospitals in St. Petersburg and its region.

To date, the accomplishments of the project include providing adequate and compassionate care for over 90 children daily.

Please keep supporting our current projects on GlobalGiving!

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Introducing orphans to the world of photography

Help to provide vital massage for orphaned babies!

 Please join Petersburg Parents on Facebook where Anna and Max Shaterkin post the latest news about our projects.

Hospital Art Work
Hospital Art Work

My name is Clinton Misamore.  I am a Field Program Officer for GlobalGiving.  Over the past three months I have been visiting GlobalGiving projects throughout Russia.  On June 15th, 2011, I had the unique opportunity to visit with Petersburg Parents in St. Petersburg, Russia.  I was toured around by Lena Lashkova (International Communications Coordinator.)  Lena provided a tremendously thorough overview of the project and programmatic areas of Petersburg Parents.  In addition to this discussion, I had the opportunity to visit the "nursing project" directly.  It was located in one of the nine state medical institutions that Petersburg Parents is operating in.  

The nurses provide care to the orphan children--all of whom were sleeping when I arrived.  After looking at the small children, the nurses smiled and kindly informed me that it was nap time.  

Adequate nursing coverage can be problematic in Russia as it is in many countries around the world.  Petersburg Parents is trying to narrow that gap by providing these orphan children with more in depth treatment and care.  There are approximately 35-50 children receiving daily treatment from over 10 qualified nurses.  In addition to the nursing program Petersburg Parents also works in other programmatic areas that are worth mentioning.  These areas include but are not limited to:

-customized medical assistance

-voluntary services and volunteer placements

-adoption portal

-material contributions

-painting art in childrens wards

-social adaptation programs

It was an amazing personal experience to find out more about the operations of Petersburg Parents as well as to interact with their team.  The organization has established a strong network of hundreds of volunteers that beleive in this movement.  I think that is a testimonial in and of itself.  In fact, no other organiztion I interacted with in Russia had as much support from a voluntary level as did Petersburg Parents.

I would like to kindly recognize and sincerely thank Lena  and everyone else who made this visit possible.  GlobalGiving is proud to be in collaboration with such a top notch organization and we look forward to working with you in the years to come.

Hospital Art Work
Hospital Art Work

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Petersburg Parents

Location: Saint Petersburg - Russia
Website: http:/​/​
Petersburg Parents
Project Leader:
Elena Lashkova
Saint Petersburg, Russia

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