Posted on February 25, 2004
The PBN Company
Irina Starostina, program coordinator of the Pskov division of the Russian Children’s Fund, won a contest conducted by the Open World Program and has departed for professional training in the United States.
The deputy chairwoman of the Pskov division of the Russian Children’s Fund, Tatiana Bodrova, said that the contest was organized by the Open World Leadership Center. The trip will last from February 19 to March 1. Professional training is part of the Open World Program. It is financed by the Open World Leadership Center at the U.S. Library of Congress and is administered by American Councils for International Education.
As Ms. Bodrova noted, during the trip Irina Starostina will learn about the experience of U.S. non-governmental organizations that are handling gender issues and problems of preventing violence. The Children’s Fund program coordinator will meet with the fund’s partners and will try to find new colleagues. Moreover, Irina Starostina plans to hold a presentation of the fund’s program titled “Prevention of Violence and Rehabilitation of Children Who Are Subject to Violence.”
The program was launched several years ago and currently is searching for ways to help specialists organize work with children of this category.
[Reprinted with Permission]