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Reach for Change: Social Entrepreneurship in Russia
November 20, 2018 11:33

“Tele 2” mobile communications provider in Russia and the “Reach for Change” (“Navstrechu Peremenam”) Foundation have summed up the interim results of the IV All-Russian Competition of Social Entrepreneurs.

10 projects from 9 regions of Russia have come through to the final. The authors will present their business ideas in Moscow on November 22.

The goal of the annual “Reach for Change” contest is to help people and organizations that are developing the solutions to social problems in the sphere of childhood in their region. Top 10 social projects have come through to the final. Their authors will arrive in Moscow on November 22, then the jury will determine five winners. Each of them will receive initial financing of the project for one year in the amount of 1.2 million roubles from the “Reach for Change” Foundation. At the same time, all 10 finalists will receive informational support in their region and advisory assistance, where the tutors will be staff members of partner companies of the foundation.

The main spheres of work of the finalists applying for grants are as follows: education of children with health problems, organization of additional education and leisure activities, support of adolescents and parents finding themselves in difficult life situations.

Beginning from April 15 until June 15, 2017, 298 social entrepreneurs from all over Russia applied for the contest of the “Reach for Change” Foundation. The volunteers of the “Tele 2” company selected 126 most promising projects. Then the staff of the “Reach for Change” Foundation and the expert council have chosen 51 best projects.

These are the finalists of the contest of social entrepreneurs in 2018:

Irina Belozerova (Arkhangelsk). Special products for premature babies titled “Wool therapy”.
Ksenia Zaritskaya and Elena Mandrik (Moscow, Yekaterinburg). Online platform for developing emergency situations skills for parents and children.
Nadezhda Kalinina and Olga Tverskaya (Perm). Assistance to special children in the creation of social and cultural spaces.
Elena Maksimova and Pavel Maksimov (Tula). Preparing hearing-impaired children for Unified State Examination.
Yurii Mosenzhnik (the village of Shutovo, Pskov Oblast). Recreation centre and retreat centre for the families having children with special needs.
Aleksei Sokolov and Veronika Koposova (Novosibirsk). An application to increase the level of culture and knowledge of deaf people.
Marina Stulnikova and Andrei Redkin (Ulyanovsk). Adaptive platform of additional education with elements of gamification for children of 6-10 years old.
Alexandra Feshina (Moscow). Helping parents who lest their child during pregnancy, childbirth or in the first months of the baby's life.
Alexandrina Khaitova (Yekaterinburg). Virtual service of social and psychological-pedagogical support for families with children with disabilities, available even in remote locations.
Elena Yaremina and Mikhail Shalepo (St. Petersburg). An educational first aid training program.

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Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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