5 Kedrova street,
Moscow, 117292 Russia
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SOS Children’s Villages is 10 to 15 family houses where children of different ages live with their foster SOS-mothers. Each SOS-mother takes care of 6 to 8 children as any other mother does: she keeps house, cooks, helps the kids with their everyday life and teaches them everything that they will need in their future independent life. Unlike children from state orphanges who live in a closed system and hardly communicate with the world around them children from SOS Children’s Villages are integrated into the community. They have friends, attend normal schools, get additional education and have all the opportunities to fulfill their needs and aspirations.
First Russian SOS Children’s Village was built near Moscow in Tomilino in 1996. In 2011 this SOS Village celebrated its 15th anniversary. 62 kids graduated from SOS Children’s Villages Tomilino during these years. Most of them got a proper education and now live independently. Third of them already have their own families and kids.
So far there are 5 SOS Children’s Villages in Russia: in Tomilino, in Lavrovo (Oryol region), in Pushkin (near Saint-Petersburg), in Kandalaksha (Murmansk region), in Pskov. 6th SOS Children’s Village in Vologda is due to open its doors to new kids in 2011.