welcome to our website

ThePromise works to improve the lives of disabled children in Russia and neighbouring countries by promoting a system of support called 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 workerswho are primarily based in the community supporting families with disabled children in their own homes.

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 Russia has been breathtaking.


Volunteers needed!

We are looking for Paediatric Physiotherapists and Speech Therapists to travel to Russia and work with one of our Portage teams.  Could you help?

You would be fully supported and accommodation is provided.

Click here to find out more!

new website coming soon!

We are very excited to be working on a new look website and would like to ask for your patience until this launches.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like further information about our work or volunteering opportunities.

thepromise post

happy face ThePromise Post 2017 is packed full of exciting updates on our work in Russia and how it is spreading. Click here to read about the new Portage Teams, how they are helping a very special little boy and how you can get involved!

New issue coming soon!

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ryazan community team update

Vova smiling with Portage Worker

Vova smiling with his Portage Worker


Click here to read a wonderful update from the team in Ryazan. Having recruited and trained new Portage Workers they are now able to work with even more families in desperate need of support.

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'Promising children a future' Narrated by Barbara Flynn

Registered Office: 52 Sherland Road, Twickenham, TW1 4HD UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 8123 3290
Registered Charity No:1098771 Registered Company No: 4751873