CSKA Moscow
Gender/Cadet Girls School Ministry of Defense

Gender/Cadet Girls School Ministry of Defense

Ambassadors: Viktor Khryapa, Kyle Hines, Sergej Tarakanov

Main Life Skills: Self-confidence

About the program: CSKA Moscow develops this program for second consecutive season in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense Girls Cadet School. Most of the girls are the daughters of Russian army officers, who work away from home, and they often grow up without seeing their parents. The girls live in a closed government school environment and don’t have much social contact as they pass into adulthood. The school basketball team performs well in the local amateur school championship and this is one of the ways they are socializing. 40 girls, aged 12-16, attend One Team sessions every two weeks in order to improve social interaction behind the school walls, involve them in sport and provide them with role models outside of the Army.