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Firefly Project “From Institutional Care to Family Support” Wins First Place in Russia-wide Competition!

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On November 24, 2011, the Managers’ Association of Russia announced the best corporate social responsibility projects as part of its “People Investor 2011” Forum. Firefly’s collaborative project with KPMG in Nizhny Novgorod won first place in the “Developing Local Communities” category.

Firefly has been making a profound impact on the lives of children and families in Russia since 2000. This important organization was founded to meet the tremendous need for reform, prevention and education in communities where children are placed in institutions due to disability, poverty, parental mental illness, and other challenges. In order to make a positive and lasting impact, Firefly focuses its efforts on:

  • Training healthcare, education, and social services providers to develop support services for vulnerable children and families
  • Connecting Russian child welfare professionals with their Western peers to share information and experience
  • Providing technical assistance in areas such as program implementation and evaluation
  • Disseminating best practices in supporting families who are socially at-risk, raising children with disabilities, and fostering or adopting children from institutions

Please read more about Firefly, its programs and how you can help.