Roman Ivanovich Avdeev, a well-known Russian businessperson, founded the Foundation “Arifmetika Dobra” in March 2014. For many years, he provided financial assistance to orphanages, but then he realized that it did not make children happy and prepared for adulthood.
For me, orphanhood is a personal story. Once I decided to talk to one of the fosterlings of the orphanage at tea drinking. When I asked her to bring sugar to me, the girl looked surprised and asked: “What is sugar?” This question shocked me. It turned out that every time sugar was added directly to the cups with tea, and the children did not even know that there was such a product. From such trifles, orphaned children develop a false idea of how the world works. Then it became clear to me that just installing high-quality windows in an orphanage will not help a child. From that time, I decided to undertake the liability. And my life has changed a lot. I established the charity Foundation “Arifmetika Dobra”. For me, registration of the foundation is an intention to take the next step in development of our society, to unite caring people who are ready to change the system”.