Each year, more than 100 young people – residents and graduates of correctional orphanages and institutions – come to Step Up. Around 40% of them are adults, from 18 to 30 years old, and are residents of psychoneurological institutions. Having been officially recognised as ‘unteachable,’ many of them have never learnt to read, write, or count More »
What We Do
The foundations of Step Up’s educational programmes are a series of principles that allow us to achieve results.
- Personal relationships between students and teachers
Step Up’s teaching team is unique. The professionalism and personal qualities of our teachers make them examples for our students. This is particularly important because our students were deprived of such positive examples at their orphanages. The respect of orphans can only be achieved through sincerity. Our teachers and students often form friendships that last far beyond the moment the student passes their exams.
- Individual programmes
Students can chose (with the support of their class curator) which level of education they need to make their future life plans a reality. The professionalism of our teachers allows them to react flexibly to the students’ needs. The Centre’s teachers do not take for granted prior levels of preparation and are always ready to start from even the most basic level.
- Work in small groups
The number of students in a group usually does not exceed eight to ten. The speed with which our students get to grips with the material is so diverse that having large numbers in one group would make our work ineffective.
- Community atmosphere
Step Up is a living community of students, graduates, teachers, volunteers and other employees – and it is also a place where guests are always welcome. Students feel like they are part of an extended family and know that in difficult moments they can rely on the support and help of people at Step Up.
This programme was created for students who want to pass state exams (including the Unified State Exam at Year 11 and the Final State Certificate at Year 9) More »
This programme was created to help students studying in their final year at schools, colleges or technical colleges and who are preparing for entry to university, or who already studying there More »
This programme was created for students at the Centre and those graduates and residents of institutions and orphanages who study in schools, colleges or universities who wish to improve their knowledge of a specific subject More »