At Step Up we never forget that it is our aspirations – the upward glance – that makes humans of us.
We believe that access to a quality education and the opportunities it brings should be equally available to everyone.
Our team of teachers has been working with orphanage residents and graduates for more than fourteen years.
In 2010 Step Up was registered as an independent Russian organisation – until then it was called the post-orphanage integration centre and worked within the framework of ROOF (the Russian Orphan Opportunity Fund).
Among our students there are both talented orphanage leavers studying at top universities and those who have been labelled ‘unteachable’ – young men and women who have learnt to read only with our help. We are proud of each and every one.
Over the 14 years of the Centre’s work we have not only created a place of personal and creative development, but we have achieved concrete results.