Our mission

We are a charity that works with residents and graduates of both correctional orphanages and psychoneurological institutions. Our mission is to help every child receive an education and develop as an individual, overcoming the damaging inheritance of their orphanage past.

Our stories

  • Olga Tikhomirovadirector of Step Up

    When I became the director of Step Up, I knew that I wanted to create a place where students can come at any moment, a place where they know that they are welcome and a place where they are heard out and can talk about absolutely anything. Of course it’s hard for teachers when a pupil misses lessons. But I’m not very strict about stopping those who skip classes from coming entirely. An evening here is always more useful than an evening spent in some other place in our big city.


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Daily life

For volunteers

Our volunteers teach classes, organize fairs, workshops and excursions. Due to their continued assistance students’ live become interesting and eventful.We are always happy to see creative people willing to join our team.