welcome to our website

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.


dancing at the dogstar raised £500!

A fantastic night was had by all at the Dogstar in Brixton on Saturday 29th March. Thanks to everyone who came along and supported ThePromise, you raised an amazing £500!  A massive thank you to Lucy and the 3 fantastic DJ’s who entertained everyone – photos up soon!


You can still donate by texting TPIR00 £5 or via JustGiving.

All the money raised is going straight to helping us expand our work with disabled children in Russia – Thank you!

a new portage service in taganrog

Jo spent a very positive and productive week in Russia at the end of February and we are very pleased to announce the start of a new Community Portage Service in Taganrog.

Taganrog Portage Team

Thanks to the hard work of Diana, Senior Portage Worker (far right), a team of 4 Portage Workers will start to visit 4 families creating the first Community Portage Service supported by ThePromise outside of the Ryazan Oblast.

Click here to read more about Jo’s time in Taganrog, the new team and how the children are getting on.


winter morning walk raises over £2000!

Winter Walk 2

ThePromise Winter Morning Walk was a HUGE success!

A big thank you to everyone who braved the chilly temperatures to join us on what was a fantastic walk.

After some amazing fundraising efforts by everyone we have smashed our target raising a total of


The money raised will  go straight to expanding our work in Russia,click here to read more.


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'Promising children a future' Narrated by Barbara Flynn

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