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The symbolic result of the visiting event, initiated by FC Totem together with the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, was a football match, in which the teams of the educational colony, the Belorechensk cooperative technical school and the Totem team met.

Innovative practices of resocialization of juvenile convicts, presented in the framework of the federal social project “Start from scratch”, will be included in the toolkit of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Krasnodar Territory. Very soon, the first mentors should appear among adolescents serving sentences in the Belorechensk educational colony. Local public organizations and NGOs are ready to help in this.

It is in the interaction of society with the correctional system that stumbled adolescents can be returned to normal life. This is the main postulate of the project, which in practice should be implemented by mentors – caring people, representatives of NGOs.

“The project“ Start from scratch ”is extremely necessary not only for the Krasnodar Territory, but also for other regions. For example, in Belorechenskaya VK there are convicts from other territories – Crimea, North Ossetia, Chechnya and others. Now our joint task with FC Totem is to attract the attention of the public, regional authorities to the problems of resocialization of adolescents who are being released from our institutions. It is important that, once outside the gates of the colony, they are not abandoned, and they are surrounded by the attention of adults, in order to exclude their illegal behavior in the future, ”said the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Krasnodar Territory, Major General of Internal Service Viktor Pestov.

The practice presented in the project is the result of many years of work by FC Totem. The members of the club’s teams are children from a similar complex social environment, pupils of the Krasnoyarsk orphanage No. 1. Each of the boys, with the support of a public initiative, was able to realize himself in sports. Many have become convinced supporters of a healthy lifestyle – this is an important condition for becoming self-confident and self-confident individuals. Thanks to sports, they were able to see completely different horizons of their own future. FC Totem is a two-time world champion and a European champion in football among orphanages, a three-time winner of gold medals in the Russian championship.

For the Totem players, their coaches have become reliable mentors; similar work should be built with the pupils of the colonies who need a positive example in life. It is necessary to find a way to the heart of each of them, to reveal the potential that exists in each teenager. Therefore, the sphere of organizations involved in the re-socialization process should not be limited solely to sports.

As shown by the NGO forum and master classes that took place during the visit to the Belorechensk colony, the teams of the project “Start from scratch”, organizations from the spheres of culture, art, education and science, and environmental movements are ready to be mentors. All participants emphasize that the project made it possible to bring the contacts of the parties concerned in this work to a different, higher quality level. It is extremely important that within the framework of the social project, new points of interaction were found in the issue of resocialization among the FSIN system of the region, the public and local authorities.


Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Krasnodar Territory

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