december 2008

december 2008

Working with the Children in Room 4 I left for Russia to go and do some work for ThePromise in November 2008. My friend Wendy Tabuteau works for them and after many discussions about the skills they needed for the orphanage based in Yelatma, I felt I could go and see if my skills and experience could make a difference. I am an Occupational Therapist working with autistic children with experience...

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summer 2007

summer 2007

Letter from Olga Olga & Katya Hello. My name is Olga, and I am the Senior Portage Worker in Ryazan Baby Home. We now have 10 part time Portage workers working with all the children with disabilities in the baby home. These children have many different disabilities including foetal alcohol syndrome, cerebral palsy and Downs Syndrome. Katya, has really benefited from her Portage sessions. She...

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july 2007

july 2007

During the summer of 2007, Jo Wooster, a physiotherapist from the West Middlesex Hospital in London volunteered to work for ThePromise for four months. We are incredibly grateful to her for donating her time in this way, and she has made a huge impact on the lives of the children we work with. They were in desperate need of physiotherapy and Jo shared her knowledge by working directly with the...

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july 2006

july 2006

Hello from hot and sunny Ryazan, I find it hard to believe that this is the same place that was almost minus 40ºC only a few months ago. Now it’s almost 30ºC and summer flowers are everywhere and the exodus of Russians to their dachas (country homes) has begun for the annual gathering of wild mushrooms, strawberries etc. I’d like to share the wonderful changes that are happening at Yelatma...

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march 2006

march 2006

Dear everyone, It is hard to believe that we’ve now come to the end of our six-month Portage pilot project. It’s been an interesting and occasionally bumpy journey but in the end things have gone really well and the children’s progress has been fantastic. Each and every child has benefited from Portage intervention however I’d like to tell you about one child in particular...

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december 2005

december 2005

Hello from Ryazan! Winter has arrived in Ryazan, the fur coats are out in force and snow isn’t far off! Thank goodness for central heating in my flat….many Russians don’t have that luxury. As you know, the project started in September and it’s going incredibly well. The children are astonishing the baby home staff with the amount of progress they have all made. I thought that...

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