“Repair Café” in Kostroma: Where the Vision of Conscious Consumption Faded Amidst Fabric and Thread

Starting a social project is a risky business. Even with the support of donor organizations, not always the idea gets the desired continuation. Natalya Teplinskaya, the curator of the Repair Café project and the head of the humanitarian programs department of the Second Breath Foundation, in a very honest interview recalled how it all began, how the project developed and what traces it left in Russian eco-education.

Victory of Friendship. How Social Football has Enriched the Lives of Rural Schools in the Pskov Region

Football3 is a type of football where victory is determined not by the number of goals, but by the ability to negotiate, establish, and adhere to rules. This form of social football, which aids in developing communication skills, is used for educational purposes and transforms the lives of children, educators, and parents. Football3 originated in Colombia in 1996 and gained popularity in Europe, but the only place in Russia where it really flourished is Pskov Region. This article recounts how it happened and the outcomes it has yielded.

“They chose to be free and lead a full life”

Zaluzhye is a small village in Pskov oblast, which is no different than many other settlements in the region. It empties out in the winter and comes alive when vacationers arrive in the summer. The modest homes mostly predate the Russian Revolution. They are made of logs trimmed with planks and are heated by stoves. But there are houses in Zaluzhye that stand out, you might say, in both form and content.

Through thorns to sport. How basketball changed the life values of orphans

LADA Charitable Foundation won the "Stronger with CSS. Sport for Development" Competition with the Cheburiada 3*3 project. We spoke to Natalia Samoilovskaya, the project's volunteer coordinator, and Inna Solyanova, the responsible volunteer, nine months later. The organizers shared the project's implementation, accomplishments, and future plans.

Adaptive sports in Magnitogorsk: from the project idea to a large development center for children with disabilities

In June 2023, the project "Sport on an Equal Basis for All" of the Metallurg Charitable Foundation, implemented with the support of the CSS Foundation, came to an end. The project systematically involved children with mental disabilities in skiing, roller skating, trampolining, and adaptive physical education in order to overcome difficulties in their physical and social development.