Friends helping Friends

Who we are

18 years ago, 9 friends decided on founding Tovarishch - Help for Children r.a. Since then, our association keeps growing larger and larger, today we have more than 370  members, which we are very proud of.

What we're doing

Since our foundation in 2002 we engage in helping children and teenagers. Our main goal is to promote tolerance towards other cultures.


What is most special about us is our transparency. We want you to know what we are doing - every day. If there is something that remains unclear, please don`t hesitate to contact us!

Taking small steps.

“Once, on ancient Earth, there was a human boy walking along a beach.

There had just been a storm, and starfish had been scattered along the sands.

The boy knew the fish would die, so he began to fling the fish to the sea.

But every time he threw a starfish, another would wash ashore.

An old Earth man happened along and saw what the child was doing.

He called out, 'Boy, what are you doing?' 

'Saving the starfish!' replied the boy.

'But your attempts are useless, child!

Every time you save one, another one returns, often the same one!

You can't save them all, so why bother trying? Why does it matter, anyway?' called the old man.

The boy thought about this for a while, a starfish in his hand; he answered,

'Well, it matters to this one.'

And then he flung the starfish into the welcoming sea.”

- 'The Star Thrower' by Loren Eiseley -