We are busy preparing for September and the start of the college year in Russia. Thanks to the generosity of our Global Giving supporters, we can continue to prepare several groups of orphanage leavers both practically and emotionally for independent life.
This year we aim to attract new students to take part in the club called "Your Tomorrow", but we won't be forgetting the young people we have worked with this year. We will continue to offer support for young people who have been with us for just a year so that they can continue to make progress. We will also be identifying some long-standing group members who would like to mentor younger orphanage-leavers, and we'll be giving them some training for their new role.
Excitingly, we have also found the funds to start a mentoring programme for staff working in institutions for orphanage-leavers. Working with deprived teenagers can be immensely satisfying or hugely frustrating. We hope that by supporting the staff we can help them avoid burn-out, build stronger relationships with the young people in their care, and find more fulfilment in their work. If this works, the young people passing through their institutions will benefit hugely, both while they are in their care and in their adult lives to come.
Thank you all for your support. We look forward to telling you how our young people get on through the year to come.
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