Slobodskoy Orphanage

Slobodskoy Orphanage is a refuge for children who have experienced abandonment, neglect, and abuse. The town of Slobodskoy was founded in 1505. It is located along the Vyatka River and is 22 miles northeast of Kirov. The orphanage is located on the outskirts of the town.

During World War II it served as a hospital and later on became a boarding school for orphaned children. This orphanage is unique because it is a home and boarding school for children with special needs. The children’s ages range between seven to sixteen years old, and they attend school until 9th or 10th grade. The children live in different family groups which foster community, responsibility, and respect. Over 100 dedicated teachers, caregivers, and maintenance staff love and care for the children. Through the orphanage programs and the supportive staff, children at Slobodskoy are given the opportunity to develop into healthy, independent, and successful adults.

With the partnership of Mission 1:27, the children at Slobodskoy Orphanage have the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and emotionally while the Mission 1:27 community also experiences positive transformation!

The HopeChest Team Supporting Slobodskoy

Katya Celenina
Country Director

Kimberly Woolridge
Community Partnership Manager

Empower a Child at Slobodskoy

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.

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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.

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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.

A fundraiser for Slobodskoy 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.

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