Arifmetika Dobra was founded by Roman Avdeev, a well-known Russian businessman, in 2014. Having provided financial support for orphanages for a number of years, he finally realised that it was more important to concentrate on the graduates’ future, preparing them for the realities of adult life.
‘Once, on a visit to an orphanage, I was having tea with a fosterling. When I asked her for some sugar, I was shocked to hear her question : ‘What is sugar?’. It turned out that sugar was just put into their cups. This might be a good illustration of orphaned children’s vision of the outside world, which remains terra incognita for them. I found out that just installing PVC windows at their institution was not enough. So, that was the turning point for me : I established my charity, Arifmetika Dobra, the foundation to support projects, programs, policies and other activities of the people who care and who are ready to change the system.