MOSCOW, November 18. / TASS /. Orphans in the Russian Federation will be able to take part in a project that will allow them to better prepare for entering universities. This was announced on Wednesday at a press conference in Moscow by the director general of the autonomous non-profit organization [ANO] "Russia - a country of opportunities", co-chairman of the central headquarters of the All-Russian Popular Front [ONF] Alexei Komissarov.
"The Runway project will create a system of remote opportunities for talented orphans and children left without parental care. It will allow children to identify and develop their abilities, gain self-confidence and become competitive when entering the country's leading universities", - said Komissarov.
According to him, this initiative should be a response to a public request to ensure equal opportunities in obtaining free higher education in Russia.
The project aims to help children aged 17-18 who will graduate from school in 2021. Komissarov said that at the first stage, participants will be able to pass vocational guidance tests. The schoolchildren who show the best results will continue to prepare for the Unified State Exam with the active support of teachers and mentors from among the winners and finalists of the Leaders of Russia competition for managers, Komissarov added.
The organizers note that the project will take place in pilot mode in ten regions of the country.