The Orders of St John of Jerusalem

Swedish, Finish and German Johanniter support children in Estonia

In the Estonian Capital Tallinn about 300 children and young people have already received schooling support from the Peeteli parish. The children come from Russian-speaking families, living in very challenging circumstances. 30 children attend the post-school studies daily, and 15 boys and girls participate in a voluntary study and work program. In addition, about 17 children also live safely in the church. The Estonian Foundation also arranges summer camps for about 30 disabled young people. The managing board of the programme was founded by the Johanniterorden i Sverige, the Johanniterorden in Finland and the German Johanniterorden.

Children’s care activities in Tallinn have been going on for more than twenty years and several thousand mainly Russian-speaking children have received care and support for their studies. The center is helping the children to become integrated in Estonia, which is an important objective in the current situation.

The children’s care centre is now being extended to Sillamäe/Narva in the north of Estonia, where 20 children will be supported. In addition, a summer camp for children living with disabilities is organised by the local community with support from the involved Orders.

Read more about the Swedish and the German Johanniter here.