Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018

Our programmes in 2018

Daily art classes at the studio

Our studio is open for children and graduates. The kids attend painting, ceramics, tapestry, felting, handicrafts and music classes. In June we held art-workshops for children from the neighborhood.

Classes at Maria’s cottage art studio

Twice a week children from orphanages of Moscow and Moscow region learn the art of mosaic, ceramics and many other kinds of applied arts.

Education and social assistance

At the request of the young people we attract volunteers - individual tutors who help them complete the secondary school curriculum. Our social teachers assist the high school students and graduates in setting up their homes and finding jobs, arrange visits to museums, theatres, sport activities.

Winter Camp

In February 2018, ten children from orphanage Sputnik spent five days at our camp in Sorochany. They played sports, learned to cook, took part in performances, improved their drawing skills. The orphanage graduates helped as volunteers.

Maria’s Children - to the children of Beslan

In April a group of our staff members and volunteers from different countries paid its twelfth visit to Beslan, where they held various master-classes for pupils of the School №1. Our visits to the “Hury Tyn” orphanage, an orphanage in Mozdok and an orphanage in Dur-Dur village were organized by former students of the Beslan School №1 who are currently our volunteers.

Hello, England!

In April-May 2018 a group of children and volunteers participated in the Shakespeare’s Drama Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon for the eighth time. In London they also had a busy cultural programme.

Annual festival “Ship of our Hopes”

In May our children, volunteers and staff sailed to the Bay of Joy where everyone could enjoy a delicious picnic, play outdoor games, paint en plain-air and feel the delight of spending a whole day on the lap of nature, among friends.

Summer camp “Our Family”

In July 40 children from two orphanages, children’s home of Mozdok (North Ossetia) and psychoneurological institutions spent two weeks at the “Sorochany” resort in the Moscow region living in family groups, doing arts, learning to cook and playing sports games. Orphanage graduates and former students of the Beslan school helped us as volunteers.

Wall Painting
In 2018 we painted on the walls of the Veltishchev Pediatric Institute, hall of the Beslan School №1, Children's City Hospital №9 named after G.N. Speransky, dermatology departement of the National Medical Research Center for Children's Health, Children's Home "Beryozka" in Sergiev-Posad, children's department of the Sir Anthony Oncology Center on Malta, Psychoneurological Institute №16.  

We express gratitude to our corporate donors who supported us in the outgoing year

  • AbbVie LLC
  • Baring Vostok Capital Partners
  • Beeline
  • Bloomberg LP (USA) Rep. office
  • Bruk Production
  • CAF (Charities Aid Foundation)
  • CCD Ltd
  • Charitable Foundation “Absolute-Help”
  • Charitable Foundation “System”
  • Charitable Fund “Planeta dobra”
  • Charity Education Support Fund “DAR”
  • Chay ine chay Ltd
  • Chicken Factory LLC
  • Committee for public relations of Moscow
  • Compulink Group of companies
  • DLA Piper Rus Limited
  • DOBRY brand
  • Dominos Pizza in Russia
  • Dushevny Bazar
  • Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand
  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Moscow
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fenix Film Company
  • Festival “Charitable Moscow”
  • Fitch Ratings
  • FRESH Restaurants
  • Future Energy NCO
  • Grishayev Malyarenko & Partners Advocate Bureau
  • Hotel National
  • Joint trade union organization of Gazprom podzdremont Urengoy Neftegazstroyprofsoyuz RF Ltd
  • Jones Day Limited Partnership (USA) Moscow
  • Hotels “Katerina” and “Katerina-City M”
  • “Knizhny Gid” reading tutors association
  • KPMG Foundation
  • LAVKALAVKA farm restaurants
  • Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat
  • Mediascope
  • Meet For Charity project
  • Megafon
  • Mon’delez Rus LLC
  • Morgan Lewis International LLC
  • NLS Ltd
  • Pagedown Studio
  • Parexel
  • PepsiCo
  • Pobeda Airlines
  • Prosperity Capital Management RF Ltd
  • R & M linens
  • Rosinter Restaurants
  • Rostelecom
  • RusHydro
  • Russian Wine House Abrau Durso
  • SBERBANK Insurance
  • SBERBANK Private Banking
  • SBERBANK Russia
  • Sorochany Hotel Complex
  • The Anglo-American School
  • The Patch Adams Gesundheit! Institute
  • “The School №2” lycee
  • The Skopin Printing House
  • Tverskoy district administration
  • United Way of Russia charity
  • Virry Ltd
  • Wse Wmeste Non-commercial partnership
  • Yandex
  • Yandex.Money