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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 last chance to double your donation!
Please click here at 10am sharp and donate whatever you can
Our ‘matching pot’ can double your donation, but funds are limited each day so please donate early (10am). The pot has been running out by about 10:25, if it says no funds are available before this please keep refreshing your page as funds do keep getting released. Good luck and Thank you.
christmas card orders now being taken
It’s never too early to get your Christmas cards and this year we have two great designs to choose from. Simply click on the design 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.