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Facilities - Kemerovo - Okunevsky Orphanage (Facility Code Kemerovo 1)
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This is Okunevsky orphanage “Mechta” is situated in Kemerovo region.  The orphanage has 50 children (ages1 to 18 years) living there. The orphanage has created good conditions for their children.  The orphanage has a music room, gym, library and workshop. The main goal of the pedagogical staff is to bring up a healthy, creative and socially-oriented individual, able to be self sufficient. The shelter has it’s own garden where children themselves grow fruits and vegetables. Children regularly take part in different competitions, exhibitions, receive diplomas and win prizes. The staff of 23 are dedicated to their profession and to the children, providing  and meeting their special educational needs. “The home atmosphere”  is created by celebrating birthdays, New Year, Easter and other special events and holidays.


    Rotarians celebrate with children             Rotarians plant garden with children          Presents for hard working gardeners



      Rotarians visit the orphanage                          Orphanage farm animals                       Rotarians outside the orphange     


Rotary club activities at the orphanage:



    Orphanage on tenth anniversary                        Staff with the children                          Rotary President Valeriy Zotov



Club president Zotov handing out gifts

A Rotary project is completed!



Project 137 involved sewing machines and sports equipment. 


Since 1998 The Rotary Club Kemerovo collaborates with orphanage “Mechta” providing moral and material support such as:

–        Summer vacations in Spain during 6 last years,

–        Purchase of equipment and musical instruments,

–        Excursions and trips in theaters and circus,

–        Volleyball plays (between Rotarians and children),

–        Purchase of building materials etc.