For six years, the Horizon of Hope rehabilitation centre for drug addicts has been operating in the village of Mikhailovka, Iskitim District, Novosibirsk Region. Recently, the centre has opened its own mini-bakery with grant support funds.
Rehabilitants bake bread and feel the value of their work, reports VN.RU. Bread is baked for their needs, as they do not set a goal to open the production for the village. The main thing is that baking bread gives a good therapeutic effect.
The founder of the Horizon of Hope charity foundation, Aleksandr Astakhov, says that people who end up in the centre have been drinking alcohol and drugs for years, and most often do not have any education or professional skills. The rehabilitation period lasts from six to nine months. Therefore, if these people do not get settled in a normal life, then they run the risk of starting to take drugs again. So, the centre tries to teach them special professional skills.
The baking technology is still being developed, and the centre’s leadership has a new idea – they want to apply for the Presidential grant with a workshop organization project where the centre’s patients could gain the skills of metalwork and carpentry.