The Integration Centre in Moscow provides educational and cultural activities for pre-school refugee children who don’t attend kindergarten, and tutoring for school age children who have no access to state schools. The centre caters for about 80 children and around 70 volunteers work with them. FHM has provided funding towards stipends for the programme coordinators.
During 2017 the centre was providing, on average each month, 40 group lessons for children not in state schools, and almost 200 sessions of individual tutoring for children who attend schools. Children attending the programmes have showed a noticeable increase in their level of Russian (important for integration into society) as well as developing knowledge of school subjects and communication skills.