The Sunflower Centre

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The Sunflower Centre in St Petersburg offers an innovative and successful approach to helping young people and parents who grew up in orphanages adapt to adult life.

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Physical Rehabilitation

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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.

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The Early Intervention Institute

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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.

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I Hear You

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I Hear You was set up by parents for parents with deaf or hearing impaired children.  SGF helps them to provide information and support.

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Irina Lialina

Irina Lialina

Irina Lialina ran our food parcels programme for families in crisis in St Petersburg for many years.

Kondopoga parish

Kondopoga chapel with parishioners

Led by Father Lev Bolshakov, Kondopoga parish in Karelia, NW Russia is a remarkable community, committed to serving the poor and the children of their community.

Mkurnali

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.

Novinka Parish

Novinka parishioners

Novinka is a small village in Karelia.  The priest, Father Sergei Sobolev, his wife, Irina, and volunteers from the parish run summer camps each year for teenagers living in deprived circumstances.

Dinamika School

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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.