In November, December and January children from boarding school №31 and Family Care Assistance Center SPUTNIK, as well as orphanage graduates, had a wonderful opportunity to get familiar with the whole display of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

Company “Lanit” and “Here and Now” Charitable Foundation together with the Pushkin Museum prepared a special programme for kids living in orphanages.


Graduates and tutors of the Charitable Foundation PELICAN decided not to part for the New Year holidays but to go together on a journey to the Vladimir region.


Today a group of orphanage graduates and volunteers went to the exhibition of animated paintings of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel at the ARTPLAY Design Center. The grotesque world of medieval artists seemed to us more exciting than frightening. We even wanted to learn more about secret messages enciphered in canvas of the “titular professor of horrors” Bosch and his successor Bruegel!


“New Year Mood” – that’s how a street festival at the public mini-garden “By a Stone” on Maly Karetny lane was called. 



In November-December “Maria’s Children” took part in charity Christmas fairs at which we raised funds for continuation of our programmes.


In the beginning of May we got acquainted with little Timur. He was born in Moscow in the family of Uzbek citizens, rightless labor migrants. The boy was born with a serious pathology of breathing organs (innate pulmanory stenosis).


Today a group of young people from the psychoneurological institution №16 visited our old friends at the Marriott Arbat Hotel. Both guys and staff members of the Marriott’s restaurant were very glad to see each other. This time we experienced what it is to be a pizzamaker.


There is a tradition to give presents on the New Year eve. Presents can be unusual, for example… a beautiful music! On the 17th of December by the invitation of Oleg Germanovich Smirnov, Honoured artist of Russia, director of the state quartet named after Mikhail Glinka, a group from Autonomous non-profit organization “Deti (Children)" – kids undergoing rehabilitation after oncohaemotologic diseases and their parents – went to a wonderful concert at the Teacher’s House.


On 10 December the Russia’s biggest annual Christmas fair took place at Gostiny Dvor in the heart of Moscow. This time our stand reminded a mini-picture gallery where we displayed paintings of our students, a collective patchwork and a felt picture. 


Last week-end a group from psychoneurological institution №16 visited an exhibition of showpieces from Polytechnic Museum “Rossiya Delaet Sama” (Russia creates itself), which took place at VDNKH. The visit was full of discoveries, visual and even tactile impressions.