"The greatest result of all education is developing the ability to do what needs to be done when it should be done, whether you like it or not."  
(Thomas Huxley)

Have you got a dream?  We've got one.  Since we were raised in the Soviet Union, we hate to hear the word "School".  We were poisoned by all that horrible falsehood which had started at schools.  Some of us were poisoned even to death: my (Leonid's) classmate committed suicide in order to escape abuse for the poor marks.

Well, our dream:  We would like to run a small school, where every one would experience everything from the 1st grade to the last one.  Sharing without fear. 

A stimulating environment: outward and inward, where every one would take and share personal responsibility.  Yes, the kids have to feel the real taste of democracy: not only voting, but the real participation in the decision-making process.

A sound knowledge of the School teachers as a tool for the development of the kids' fantasy and creativity.  Teachers?  Only committed and competent.  Not teachers, but, rather, friends: experienced and reliable.

A School for the whole child: the whole personality.  A place you want to come back.  A place where you feel nothing but love and acceptance.

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We live in Moscow, Russia.  We used to deal with the street kids: whether "delinquents" or just refugees.  Some of them have no families, some of them hate their families, and all of them hate their schools.  Consequently, many of them are illiterate.  Their life values are uncertain, and those kids can be dangerous.  They have to be educated, but they cannot come back to the regular schools, where they have to face everything but love.   The kids need another kind of school.  The real one.

IF YOU KNOW HOW TO START UP SUCH A SCHOOL,
OR IF YOU WISH TO HELP THE STREET KIDS OF RUSSIA,
PLEASE, CONTACT US:

Lena & Leonid Maharinsky: We have a dream


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Please, feel free to contact us: Lena & Leonid Maharinsky 
Leonid Maharinsky 2002.
 

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