Here you can get to know information about the Karelian Regional Organization of Additional Education "Center "Initiative" (in Russian abbreviation it is KROODO "Tsentr "Initsiativa"). This is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that was founded in Petrozavodsk in September, 2003.
Since then the Centre has developed 18 social projects with the help of Russian and foreign funds in which more than 1200 young people and adults have participated in successfully. The Centre has also created a Training-Centre for non-governmental organizations in the Republic of Karelia.
The Centre "Initiative" is developing 4 main branches of its work: – The first one is the Language Studio that offers foreign language courses for Russians (not only English, but also German, Finnish, Swedish, China, Italian etc). – The second branch is connected with Educational and Exchange Programs abroad for the Russian residents (we help our clients to go study abroad, visit language camps at summer time, etc). Plenty of social events are organized by the Centre on the basis of the Studio and the International Programs. – The third branch is the Centre's unique Volunteering projects; so that plenty of young and ambitious students from Russia and foreign countries have a great opportunity to get together, communicate and make new friends. – And of course the Centre invites foreign Russian learners to improve their Russian proficiency on the basis of our Russian language school "Enjoy Russian".