On this sunny September day, we continued our project of helping children of the Orphanage No. 11 in acquiring and improving the skills of creativity and crafting. In August Diema’s Dream Fund donated a set of equipment and materials for making carved candles within creative workshops in the orphanage. And shortly afterwards, the director of the orpanage asked us to hold a master class to show how to use the materials. Of course, we could not fail to respond to this request and began to search for candlemakers. And such a wonderful person was quickly found. It was Oksana Vorobyova from Novomoskovsk, Tula region, the founder and the head of the creative workshop “The Carved Candle”. She readily responded to our request to give the guys their first lesson in making carved candles and actively joined the preparation for the event, kindly providing us with advisory support.
And finally, the master class was held. Children were eagerly awaiting for the workshop to start, enjoying the atmosphere of creativity. The production of candles is not an easy task, requiring patience and loads of attention. Despite the fact that the event lasted for 6 hours in total, all the children-participants showed an enviable endurance and dedication, which led to excellent results. It turned out that simple white mass can be turned into stunningly beautiful multi-colored candles. And thanks to the skill and attention of the host, each of the 11 participants was able to make his own unique candle. All the guys were happy and proud of the results of their work! And their tutor was so engaged with the process that at the end of the workshop she was helping her students to prepare candles for cutting.
Diema’s Dream Fund cordially thanks Oksana Vorobyova for the workshop, run at a high level. Without such people as you, good and important cases of comprehensive assistance to the children of psychoneurological boarding schools could not be carried out. We are also grateful to the administration of the Orphanage No. 11 for the initiative and assistance in preparing and holding the event.