St Gregory's Foundation

Help bring technologies to Russian disabled kids

Assistive technologies can help severely disabled people communicate in a way that we could never have imagined. Unfortunately, Russian disabled children are largely left out of this technological revolution. You can help open this world for them so that they can reach their potential.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 November 2017 to 12:00 AM, 1 September 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1002469)

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Situation

Disabled young people in Russia face enormous challenges. Only 16% of disabled adults in Russia are in employment. There are multiple reasons behind this: the physical environment is not accessible for disabled people and education is usually inadequate or non-existent. The majority of Russian disabled people are largely left out of new technologies and the internet which can give them opportunities to integrate into community life as never before.

Solution

St Gregory’s is raising funds for a pilot project to introduce disabled children in St Petersburg and Moscow to high and low-tech solutions which can help them communicate, learn and socialise.   In each city a group of fifteen children will be assessed and given tailor-made assistance.  We hope that this will show others what is possible and enable a longer-term project to take off.  In addition, our colleagues will create webinars to advise other parents, carers and specialists across Russia.