In Russia, the nehemia team is committed to social projects and supporting people who receive insufficient help from the state. Furthermore, church congregations are supported and accompanied.
Projects of nehemia team in Russia
The Help Center in Prokopyevsk is a multi-generation house with the following focal points. On the one hand, drug and alcohol rehabilitation are offered and on the other hand it is a nursing home for old and needy people as well as a refuge for mothers with children in difficult life situations.
Special Needs Kids
“There are no children with disabilities in Russia” – this statement is often heard in the population. However they do exist, but their families – mostly single mothers – rarely leave the house. There is hardly any support from society and the state. In Prokopjewsk, a support centre for children with special needs and their mothers is being set up. This includes a café for affected parents, physiotherapy for children and leisure activities.
The offer includes training courses and seminars in the field of cooperation and church leadership, child protection as well as project support for humanitarian activities.
Therapeutic Horse Riding
On a farm in the middle of the Siberian taiga in Krasnoyarsk, the Russian team offers riding therapy for children with special needs. About 60 children come to the therapy twice a week. The project is supported by donations. In order to finance the riding therapy, the nehemia team offers “horse sponsorships“.
News from Russia
Old women, young mothers with babies, men and women who were drug addicts, and a couple of older, handicapped men – in total over 40 people live crammed together in a former kindergarten in a Siberian rural village near Prokopyevsk. The building is dilapidated and is...