The Rybakov Foundation provided 500 kids from multi-child families with laptops
Due to pandemia of COVID-19 schools had to transfer to distance learning. Aiming to help kids from multi-child families that were left in harsh conditions the Rybakov Foundation launched its new project.
Ekaterina Rybakova, the President and сo-founder of the Rybakov Foundation: "Being ourselves a multi-child family we understand the needs and potential problems that may arise. That is why we decided support these families that appeared to be out on a limb."
Igor Rybakov, co-founder, chairman of the board of the Rybakov Foundation: "Multi-child families face a lot of difficulties on a daily basis, obviously that nowadays the number of their problems has increased. Many children from such families do not even have devices for distance learning. For this reason, me and my wife Ekaterina together with our partners initiated this project."
78 laptops were received by the wards of the foundation "Volunteers to help orphans" – multi-child families fromMoscow and the Moscow Region. Usually there is only one smartphone and one laptop per family. Also, with a help ofthe foundation, 42 laptops were received by multi-child families of Yekaterinburg. Elena Alshanskaya, President of the foundation "Volunteers to help orphans", member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation:"Often our families can't afford any unplanned purchase - especially a laptop, the price of which equals to an average monthly salary of an adult. Therefore, today more than ever it is important to combine the resources of business and non-profit organizations."
232 multi-child families from Ryazan, Kaluga, Novgorod, Vologda, Arkhangelsk, Tula, Perm, and Krasnodar regions received laptops. These families are under care of the Center for Assistance to multi-child Families "MnogoMama".
Alina Kontareva, president of the Center for Assistance to multi-child Families "MnogoMama": "The families told us that they would never be able to cope with this situation without us."
Lyudmila Chernyshova, a mother of many children from the village of Miloslavskoye, Ryazan Region: "We have three schoolchildren, one child is disabled, and it was impossible to buy laptops for children. Our daughter is especially pleased, she has to stay in a wheelchair most of the time. Now she can complete a school course from home, and she will be able to learn more about the world, to watch educatory videos and films."