Lake Baikal Foundation listed charitable donation of 51 634,50 rubles to the Association «Big Baikal Trail» («BBT») for holding practical lessons in nature within the project «With a Backpack on the Trail».
The funds will help to buy equipment for participants and fill up the backpacks with pencils, hand glasses, compasses, weather detectors, etc., and, also to print notebooks with fascinating tests which can stay with each participant after the lesson.
The Foundation has been supporting the project since 2018. The main target audience of the project is children 7-15 years old, including children from low-income families and children without parents. These belong to vulnerable social groups which need additional attention. The lessons «With a Backpack on the Trail» allow to stimulate caring attitude to nature, to unite children in friendship during teamwork, to form an active life stance of a nature protector.
The project proves that young children learn everything about the world around them through direct contact as it helps with many tasks: children want to care about nature when they see it not only in their textbooks’ pictures or on the Internet, but in real life; they get motivation to protect animals and plants.
In 2021 the project is supported by partners: Dobro Mail.Ru, the foundation «Kod Dobra» and Raiffaisenbank.