Helping Moscow orphans inside out

  • 1999-02-04
  • Katya Cengel
The problems Russian orphans face receive a fair amount of attention, but few look at how this affects their psychological well-being. Katya Cengel reports on one fund in Moscow that is changing this.In the beginning 14-year old Lena and Ira were attentive students wrote their teacher Darya Golovina. "But when I asked them questions they told me that what we were discussing was not important," wrote Golovina. Unfortunately, in the past, it wasn't.Ira and Lena are Moscow orphans, a group whose education is not exactly a state priority. Most orphans are sent to state schools in the region of ...
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