In the 1990s, SGF helped to introduce physiotherapy to Russia. Physical Rehabilitation is a charity set up by Dr Ekaterina Klochkova, one of our original trainees. It provides training for specialists and support for people with disabilities and their families. PR is now introducing Alternative Technology to Russia to help disabled children communicate and become more independent.
The EII gets help to disabled children in their early years when it can have maximum effect. They support families and train specialists in this approach. SGF funds their Club for families with deaf or hearing impaired toddlers.
Communication Space works in Moscow to support the development and social integration of people with learning difficulties.
Mkurnali means “healing” in Georgian. It is a Tbilisi-based charity that supports homeless teenagers, particularly those who are in trouble with the criminal justice system. It is run by Nino Chubabria, assisted by Jamal, a former client.
I Hear You was set up by parents for parents with deaf or hearing impaired children. SGF has helped them to organise interactive theatre for deaf toddlers .
Dinamika is a remarkable school for disabled children that was set up by parents in St Petersburg to provide quality education. SGF helped them to establish a ground-breaking life-skills training centre for disabled teenagers.
Irina Lialina ran our food parcels programme for families in crisis in St Petersburg for many years.