After eighteen wonderful years ThePromise has now closed its doors having succeeded in our mission to ensure that the needs of disabled children in Russia would not go unheard.

Established in 2003 ThePromise worked to fulfil a promise made to a special little girl, Ellie, and through the power of Portage was able to fundamentally influence the approach to supporting disabled children in Russia.

Even though ThePromise is now closed our legacy continues through the ongoing work of our wonderful partners Diema’s Dream and The Russia Association of Portage Specialists, founded in 2020. Thanks to them Portage continues to be delivered to thousands of children across Russia, with new teams forming each year. High quality Portage training and support for Portage specialists is available thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Association and we are forever grateful to everyone who made this possible.

To find out more about the work in Russia or to make a donation please click here.