Children of St. Petersburg implement projects of socio-cultural adaptation of children of migrants and refugees since April 2012. We started with courses of the Russian language, and this project remained the most important, because without knowledge of the language, adaptation is impossible.
Most of our students come from Central Asia – from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, there are also children from Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Syria, Afghanistan, Palestine, Ukraine, Moldova, Colombia, Cameroon, Tanzania, etc.
We want children to learn and feel comfortable in their new city, speak Russian fluently, find new friends, develop their potential.
All classes and activities are free and open to children of any nationality and citizenship.
Courses of Russian language and pre-school help (Math, English, etc.) for migrant children. Courses take place in 11 libraries and 2 schools in different districts of the city, 2-6 times a week in each, and are open throughout a year. During the spring 2020, approximately 180 children attend classes at a time.
Cultural program: 1-2 times a month we attend museums, theaters and also participate in social events, e.g., in festivals.
Holiday camps for children. We have held three spring, autumn and winter (1 week long) and three summer (1 month long) in-city camps for our students. In total, about 370 children participated in the camps. The program is very rich and includes, besides classes of Russian, sports, art classes, theater workshops, canis therapy, etc.
Youth center. The center has exams preparation courses, trainings on communication, vocational guidance, first aid and more. Besides, there is also a space for free communication, drinking tea and listening to music.
Consulting parents on migrational, social and other questions. If needed, we redirect to other organisations.
WE PUBLISH THE “GUL” NEWSPAPER
Our separate project is the “Gul” newspaper for women from Central Asia. This is a newsletter published monthly in four languages – Russian, Tajik, Uzbek and Kyrgyz. The team of the newspaper consists of girls and women from Central Asia, to whom such work allows to try themselves in something new and acquire useful skills. In the newspaper, we give information on how to defend your rights, and discuss topics related to parenting and leisure activities.See the newspaper
LET’S BE FRIENDS!
We are open for any suggestions of new programs, which would correspond our mission.