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Exciting farm tour laid-on for Moscow orphanage children

Farm20151112_110107In November 2015, METACO Charity Fund sponsored and organised a fascinating tour “Visiting farmers” for the pupils of Moscow Orphanage №15.

The idea for such a trip emerged out of a desire to introduce children to farming and what is involved, to address the general consensus that Farm20151112_104757children are becoming more and more distant from this “world”. We planned the tour in order that the participants could learn more about how the farms work and have direct contact with animals. We also included an exciting ride and a workshop, so there will be something memorable to take from this trip.

22 children from the orphanage attended and had an opportunity to learn about the conditions of care for cattle and features of their daily life and behaviour. The children were acquainted with the full cycle of milk production and had a chance to feed cows, curious goats and friendly horses.

After becoming acquainted with the animals, the children took a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, then had afternoon tea followed by lots of pictures with animals. This exciting day finished with a workshop for making souvenirs to take with them. The children enjoyed the tour to the farm very much and we hope it was an unforgettable lesson in openness and kindness for them. Farm20151112_104713Farm20151112_104439Farm20151112_10445320151112_114057