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The Problem Facts

 

  • 4 million orphans and homeless kids in Russia
  • Thousands die on the streets every winter from cold and starvation
  • Orphanage graduates are not prepared for independent living
    Sad Statistics
    Over 700,000 orphans in Russia in 2000.
    After leaving their orphanages:
    • 50% - fall into a high-risk category
    • 40% - become drug users
    • 40% - commit crimes
    • 10% - commit suicide

                                      

 

  

From Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation , 2000.