Khimki Moscow Region
Community Cohesion/Mytishchi Children's Home of Musical Education

Community Cohesion/Mytishchi Children's Home of Musical Education

Ambassadors: Anthony Gill and Egor Vyaltsev

Main Life Skills: Team building, Confidence and Communication

About the program: Khimki has been developing its One Team activities for five years, working with groups of children who had been deemed by local youth authorities as prone to antisocial behavior. The club is working with children from local orphanage Mytishchi Children’s Home of Musical Education, which cares for 32 children aged 7 to 16. As the name suggests, a special feature of this orphanage is providing musical education for the children, who learn to play a musical instrument and form an orchestra which has a long history of participation in a variety of musical events.

A total of 17 children aged 11-15 are trained in two groups during One Team sessions, giving them an additional life skill learning tool through basketball thanks to their One Team coach Vitaly Nosov, a former Russian national team player, along with One Team Ambassadors Anthony Gill and Egor Vyaltsev.