MKB sponsors educational project Chance for orphans supported by Arifmetika Dobra charitable foundation
Credit Bank of Moscow (MKB) and Arifmetika Dobra charity fund have launched a new cycle of the social educational project Chance for children living in orphanages throughout Russia. This project marked a new stage in MKB's and the charity's cooperation: previously, the latter's programmes were supported by the bank's employees, but now MKB has become a project partner in its own right.
"Chance" is a tutoring programme that prepares orphan teenagers comprehensively to live independently after they will leave their orphanages. Sponsored by MKB, the charity's specialists find appropriate teachers and help the orphans get better education, reveal their talents and successfully enter universities.
The new stage of the Chance programme covers 100 children from 18 orphanages in 9 regions of Russia.
"MKB has been supporting Arifmetika Dobra charity programmes for a number of years", underlined Elena Finashina, Head of MKB's Sustainable Development Division. – The Chance programme encourages children to believe in themselves and in their own strength, feel the support for their aspirations and get a chance for a decent job and successful adaptation in adult life. We are surrounded by many young talents, and it is our duty to give each of them a chance to flourish".
Last year the Chance programme delivered 35,731 lessons for almost 900 children. 248 out of 400 ninth-graders successfully continued their training in specialised secondary educational establishments. While a half of 60 eleventh-graders successfully entered universities.