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ThePromise works to improve the lives of disabled children in Russia by promoting a system of support (Portage) for disabled children in partnership with families and carers and by encouraging a more positive attitude to disability.
Our pioneering work focuses on training and supporting teams of Portage workers in two orphanages in the Ryazan region of Russia and one in the community working with families with disabled children in their own homes in Ryazan city.
Portage is a system of one to one early childhood education used successfully with disabled children in many parts of the world. The success of this model of early intervention in Ryazan has been breathtaking.
the big give 2013 – thank you!
The BigGive Challenge was a great success last week. Despite some initial issues with accessing the matching pot a lot of people persevered and were able to get their donations doubled. We are waiting for an official total but it’s looking good so thank you to everyone who donated.
christmas cards still available
We still have some of each Christmas card design left so simply click on the one you like to place your order today.
Candle Cards £4.50 pack of 10 (plus P&P) Snowmen Cards £3.50 pack of 10 (plus P&P)
Moscow Portage Workshop
We are very pleased to to share that a successful Portage Workshop was held in the Yasenovo Children’s Centre, Moscow, in October.
Thirty participants attended and had a very productive 3 days, click here to read more about it.
We are very excited to have had a number of the participants approach us asking for support to set-up their own Portage Service in other areas of Russia, which is a great move forward for the work of disseminating Portage throughout Russia.