Diana and Her Brother

February 2017 - A couple of months ago Diana started to coming to First Step Centre.  She is 11 years old, but she doesn't look like it.  She has problems with her voice and she sounds like a boy because she has smoked since she was 3 years old. 

She uses a lot of bad words and can hardly hold a conversation with people as she doesn't know the appropriate way to interact. Diana has no place to live and no parents to care for her.  She only has an older brother who is a bandit (into crime). He came to First Step Centre and tried to show kids how to use a knife and kill somebody to protect yourself, so Kostya explained to him how inappropriate that was and he has never come back.

Diana comes every day and seems really happy.  We are working to put her back in school and help her with studying.