Changemaker: Anna Safronova
Country of Implementation: Russia
We are a grassroots volunteer project that started in Russia in 2011 as an art workshop for
children living in orphanages. Over the years it grew into a holistic support program that
helps children living without parental care reach their full potential and successfully
transition into adulthood.
Just like dragons are considered to be mythical creatures, in many countries orphaned
children are invisible. They live in government institutions isolated from the society, in the
blind spot, with no support needed to reach their full potential. We want to change that! Let
the dragons spread their wings and make their dreams a reality.
Our volunteers and supporters have run activities in orphanages and foster care facilities in
22 cities in 9 different countries. We welcome all kinds of initiatives that help to disrupt
neglect and isolation and create a nurturing environment in which children develop and