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Volunteerism Development in the Privolzhsky Federal District

Center for the Support of Democratic Youth Initiatives

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2005–May 31, 2007
  • Location Perm, Russia
  • Geographic Focus Russia

About this grant

During the past several years, the Center for the Support of Democratic Initiatives has been encouraging high school and university students from the Perm region to help elderly victims of Soviet political repression. The project goal is to engage youth from the Privolzhsky Federal District in civic life through volunteer activities that raise awareness about people’s rights and responsibilities.Multiyear funding will enable the center to publish a newsletter and organize an electronic mailing list for youth volunteers; conduct seminars, meetings and lectures to support and train volunteers; and produce a short documentary film to promote youth volunteerism. In addition, the center also will conduct summer expeditions to former Soviet prison camps and organize volunteer work camps at the Perm-36 Memorial Center of the History of Political Repression.