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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.
spring morning walk 3rd april
So why not bring family, friends and dogs along to join us, walk off those Easter eggs and raise money at the same time.
If you can’t join us you can still support us by clicking here!
thepromise post 2016
We are very pleased to share our latest newsletter with you. Click here to read some very exciting announcements, news of new Portage services in Russia and beyond as well as the heart-warming true story of how Portage literally changes lives.
Portage Workshop in Voronezh
Last week saw one of our biggest ever Portage Workshops with over 40 participants attending the 3 day workshop held in the university city of Voronezh. This is all thanks to the wonderful response we had for our #givingtuesday campaign last December, when thanks to our match-fund donors and supporterswe raised over £3,000.
The feedback from the workshop was fantastic and many of the attendees have already contacted us to enquire about the next step of being involved in a Portage Service.
Voronezh has been running a Portage service for nearly a year, seeing 24 children benefit from one to one sessions with their portage worker every week. Hosting a Portage workershop, which was run by one of our expert trainers Katya, Senior Portage Worker at Yasenovo Centre, has enabled them to spread their success and inspire others to help families with children in desperate need of help and support.
We raised over £1250 – Thank you!
An amazing time was had by all at ThePromise’s first ever Boat Party. We would like to thank everyone who came along or supported the event in other ways. Particular thanks goes to our wonderful sponsors – Real Russia – who provided the drinks reception and also donated a wonderful Russian hamper for the raffle.
There were some amazing 80’s styles going on and lots of impressive moves on the dance floor! We had a wonderful night and are already thinking what we could do next – watch this space!
For more photos of the evening please see the event page.
recycle4charity – no more mobile phones please
We would love you to keep sending in your old ink cartridges to raise money for us but
PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN ANYMORE MOBILE PHONES as this will incur a charge from Royal Mail.