Thanks to the support of partners from the company “F.O.N.” (TM “Fonbet”). Our wards from another orphanage-boarding school (Bobrovsky in the Pskov region) will soon be able to visit the salt cave right in their institution.
Today we were able to pay for the second similar charity project of our foundation to the same manufacturer from St. Petersburg, who equipped a salt cave in the Arzamas orphanage. The cost of production, delivery and installation of the salt cave was 671,500 rubles. It is expected that children will already be able to undergo wellness procedures in the new salt cave at the beginning of November!
The Bobrovsky orphanage for mentally retarded children is home to 45 disabled children with severe mental and physical retardation from 24 districts of the Pskov region. The director of this children’s home school Alexander Valerievich Stepanov wrote to us “in addition to mental diseases, many children have several concomitant ones, their immunity is undermined, and therefore children regularly suffer from respiratory diseases, and the health of many seriously ill children is complicated by the fact that they limited in their ability to move outside the orphanage. “
Bobrovsky orphanage-boarding school was founded more than 50 years ago in October 1962. It is located not far from the Estonian border on the shore of Lake Bobrovskoye in a separate farm – the village of Bobrovo, Pechora District, Pskov Region, 30 km from the town of Pechora.
This institution pays great attention to preventive physiotherapeutic health promotion measures in order to improve the quality of life of children with severe developmental disabilities – to increase their immunity, strengthen health, improve the functional and protective capabilities of the body, and reduce the frequency of respiratory diseases. And the salt caves are just a simple, pleasant and effective way to strengthen the immune system and prevent colds which is also useful for chronic diseases of and allergies.
From 1962 to 1999 the inmates of the institution lived in several wooden buildings, without running water and outside facilities. A new residential building was opened in 1999. Later a building was added to the residential building where a kitchen, a large bright dining room, and classrooms were located.
On the basis of the orphanage a branch of the “Special (correctional) school No. 1 of the VIII type” of the city of Pskov was opened in 2009 , now the State Budgetary Educational Institution of the Pskov Region “Center for Special Education No. 1”, a branch based on the Bobrovsky Boarding School. Several children from the boarding school study at the Lavrovskaya gymnasium and attend a kindergarten in the village of Lavry.
In addition, there are two departments in the institution: mercy and medical and social rehabilitation and psychological and pedagogical assistance.
We are grateful to LLC “F.O.N” for the support of our wards within the charitable program of the company “Bet on Good”! We are always happy when we manage to help many children with severe and multiple developmental disabilities at once to strengthen their health and immunity and improve their quality of life.