Help for the disadvantaged
Love Russia is privileged to be supporting a centre that welcomes and nurtures young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.
This centre plays a valuable role in a society that still struggles to help young people with learning difficulties. Here they have the opportunity to learn skills, feel valued as useful members of a community and reach their full potential.
At a rare facility in Moscow, people with learning difficulties are cared for, encouraged to develop skills and are blessed with a nutritious lunch time meal every day.
The centre offers skills training and also takes on simple manual tasks such as bag and box construction. These individuals would never typically be offered work in Russian society but this gives them an opportunity to earn a small income. Many have been coming here for several years. They are so enthusiastic about all the jobs they are offered and take enormous pride in how well and how quickly they can get their tasks done, always wanting to demonstrate their skills! Coming to the centre makes them feel valued and gives purpose to each day.
The couple who run this project are both teachers but do this voluntarily during all their spare time and often try to meet the running costs out of their own pocket because funding from local sources is sadly lacking.
Love Russia supports this project by ensuring that food is paid for and some running costs are met.
We also fund young people with disabilities to attend a nearby training apartment. This offers respite for their parents/carers and also gives the young people opportunity to make more friends and to learn some valuable life-skills.
Help keep this centre open!
£3 could fund a night at the centre when occasionally parents are unable to collect & care for them.
£7 could buy an overall each young person need to wear to feel part of the work team!
£15 could buy meals for a young person for one month at the centre.
£200 could allow one young person to stay in the training apartment for one month.