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One Volunteer’s Experience: Spending Time with Sergey and Sveta

Growing up at the hand of an abusive father, Sergey and Sveta were accustomed to a life barely meeting emotional and basic needs. Memories are very hard to get rid of. Nights are especially difficult, as that is when their father would take in the alcolhol and the nightmares would become reality again, just like the night before. They were finally removed from their father’s care and placed in the orphanage.

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Harry Potter Themed Event a Big Hit

Harry Potter has not lost its magic but continues to draw new fans and also excite the old ones.

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Happy New Year



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Merry Christmas



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There’s Hope After Suffering

Stepping back from the edge. Their mom’s suicide changed everything. Here’s how they found hope again.

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Happy Thanksgiving



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Traveling the World: Kids Learn About Expanding Their Horizons

While staring at the world Atlas, Masha, a little girl in Ochag shelter, exclaimed she couldn’t wait to grow up so she can start traveling. Her brother Dima, said she does not have to wait to be an adult to travel. Simply going to a neighboring city is already a good start, he added. This innocent conversation inspired us to conduct a travel themed program for the children.

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Everyone Supercharged at Omsk Visit

All children thrive and grow in a secure home, where they are loved and showered with genuine affection and attention. But in many of the orphanages we visit, children can’t help but feel deprived of all these.
We took advantage of our recent trip to two orphanages in Omsk, and gave our undivided attention and appreciation to the children in order to restore the children’s confidence and hope for a secure and loving environment.

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Inside Allies - record-breaking growth and success with Allies Tutoring Program

When you look into the lives of orphans you hope and pray that somehow, above all odds, they will be able to make it in the world. One positive step at a time, one right decision at a time, some orphans make their way to success.
You are there, every step of the way, making it possible!

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Adulting Classes: Teaching Orphans Essential Life Skills

Many have talked about the challenges and shortcomings of the “millennial” generation due to the lack of education involving practical life skills. Technology and the current environment surrounding today’s generation of children have created even more intimidating challenges. Children in orphanages especially have a disadvantage in learning practical life skills. While they often mature sooner than most children due to their unique experiences at a very young age, their knowledge of life as an adult is often minuscule.

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