Kirov #1 Orphanage
Kirov #1 Orphanage is a refuge for children who have experienced loss, abandonment, neglect, abuse, and family degeneration. Kirov # 1 Orphanage is situated in a picturesque district of Kirov City.
It opened in 1960 originally as a boarding school. The orphanage is unique because it is a home and school for children with special emotional and behavioral needs. Kirov # 1 has over 100 children from grades 1st to 9th. The children’s ages range from seven to seventeen. The children live in different family groups which cultivate community, responsibility, compassion, trust, respect and vulnerability. In the groups, the children live as one big family with older children taking care of the little ones. In addition, they participate in many activities including sports, theater, crafts, dance and discipleship lessons. Nearly 50 highly qualified teachers, caregivers, and staff love and care for the children. Through the orphanage programs and the supportive staff, children are given the opportunity to develop into healthy, independent, and successful adults.
The HopeChest Team Supporting Kirov #1
Kirov Sponsorship Coordinator
Community Partnership Manager
Empower a Child at Kirov #1
Empowering a child is one of the most personal ways that you can make an impact on global poverty. It is more than providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. When you sponsor a child, you build a relationship that shows that child they are valuable, worth loving, and worth investing in.
Your sponsorship is the starting point of a journey that equips vulnerable children, their families, and their communities to create sustainable transformation. When you sponsor a child with HopeChest, you are not just supporting one child — you are helping transform entire communities.
Story of Impact from Russia
The Impact of Visiting an Orphanage for 16 Years
Patti Smith / September 17, 2019
Our continued presence throughout their childhood and into adulthood affords us the opportunities to see the impact all of our visits have made over time.
Fund a Project at Kirov #1
HopeChest’s approach to alleviating poverty is asset-based, because we believe that in every place on earth there are resources, not only for surviving, but for thriving and succeeding. Local leaders tell us what they do have instead of what they don’t have, and we walk with them to see their vision for their community come to fruition through development projects.
Your meaningful gift to fund a project at Chentsy Orphanage is transformational rather than transactional. It promotes empowerment rather than dependence. Your support for these projects will go a long way as, together, we invest in holistic and sustainable solutions that address the root issues of poverty.
Write My Child
When our staff visit Orphanages, the most common question they get from children is how their sponsors are doing. They LOVE hearing from you!
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