As the new school year has begun, orientation are taking place in the Youth Centers for the newcomers. Here's a short update from the Ivanovo region:A Welcome Party for newcomers at Ivanovo Youth Center took place on September 12. 50 grads participated in this event, among them – 15 grads from Komsomolsk, Ivanovo #1 and some of them – from foster families. These young people are now freshmen at techschools and colleges.
The staff and older members of the Ivanovo Youth Center gave the newcomers a tour of the facilities and made a presentation about the programs and services offered to the orphans.
Everybody was happy to see each other, the grads interacted a lot sharing impressions of their summers. Aleksey Shakhovsky told everybody about his summer practice at the horse farm in Moscow which was organized by "Nadezhda" Fund staff. At the end of the party everyone was served some treats: pizza and sodas.
The orientation for the newcomers will continue. The next event will be an excursion around the city with the Ivanovo staff with the goal to introduce them to the city infrastructure: the city administration, law enforcement agencies, first aid center, hospitals, railway and bus stations, city post-office. Of course, a tea party at the Youth Center will follow.
And still another activity of the orientation, which will aim at creating a habit of visiting the Youth Center and introducing the grads to healthy life style will be an outing to the sports complex in the city.