A pilot scheme, focussed on collaborative NGO projects for the benefit of deaf children in Russia, was organised in early 2006. BEARR was delighted to receive some excellent applications.
Two grants were made as a result of this competition:
- To the UK NGO Healthprom, for the project “Supporting deaf children and their families in the Altai Republic through professional training of local specialists and through inclusive activities at the local day care centres.”
- To the Russian NGO Help in St Petersburg for the project “Meeting the Stars”, raising awareness among the public about children and orphans who are deaf or have hearing difficulties.