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Sponsored by the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko, an All-Russian conference took place in Moscow, focusing on the issues of physical rehabilitation and socialization of children with disabilities through team sports. The conference was attended by 100+ people from 30 states in Russia; the attendees were able to compare notes and discuss growth options. The Conference was endorsed online by the International Paralympic Committee, the USA Hockey Federation, Cruisers Sport Canada, Sisu Team Finland, the of Australia, the Sledge Hockey Association of Japan, the International Blind Ice Hockey Federation, and the Parahockey Federation of Czechia and Slovakia. Vladislav Tretyak, president of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation: “The Hockey Federation with our affiliated Children's Sledge Hockey League supports and promotes disabled hockey in this country. I welcome all attendees to the conference, which will discuss the promotion of the sport. We will discuss in what cities we have teams and where teams are to be created. And the main task is to put in place infrastructure for competing. The Hockey Federation has developed a bespoke programme, Red Machine, for the promotion of children's hockey. The programme has a section on the promotion of sledge hockey. We very much hope that it will come useful for us. And today I would like to wish you luck, more wins, health and gold medals”. Apart from the opening of new teams, sledge hockey teams for low-mobility people in Russian provinces, the last year saw two new disciplines introduced: parahockey for mentally challenged people and hockey for the blind and visually impaired. A companion reference book was also published for the conference, giving the future coordinator the information needed to set up and grow a children's disabled hockey team. The handbook will come in useful for professionals interested in exploring this field, as well as for the parents of young hockey players with disabilities. The content can be downloaded free of charge on the website of the Children's Sledge Hockey League. Sergey Altukhov, professor at the Higher School of Economics: 
Sport   Sep 07, 2020 17:45
. For the first time, the foundation's annual budget was 1,070,000,000 roubles. In the past year the Timchenko Foundation sponsored 687 projects, more than half of which were implemented in towns and villages. “In 2019 the foundation was rated high and made No 1 in the Forbes magazine's new ranking of private charitable foundations. Note that the total funding was weighted by experts at 30% only, while the key criteria were a clear and consistent strategy, a systems approach and performance measurement, openness and quality of management,” Maria Morozova, CEO of the Timchenko Foundation, writes in her address. The 2019 report discloses information about the operations of the Foundation's four strategic programmes. Following the metaphoric life line selected for the report styling, the reader can see what social ills the programmes focused on, what projects were backed and what results were achieved. The budget of the Culture programme was 154.4 mln roubles, that of the Family and Children programme 263.2 mln, Sports 463.1 mln, and The Elderly 107.4 mln. Paying special attention to measuring the social effect of charitable programmes, the foundation discloses its performance figures over three years – the results of the foundation's direct intervention and the projects implemented by its beneficiaries. To give an idea of the changes represented by these figures and their impact on welfare, case studies are provided. The sections are supplemented with comments from experts and programme affiliates. The performance indicators used for the monitoring and evaluation system were independently audited in 2019 – the system will continue to develop with due regard to the expert feedback. The report also presents the findings of studies that were conducted with the involvement of the Timchenko Foundation. Specifically, the studies researched the root causes of social orphanhood when children are institutionalized while their parents are still alive. A comprehensive study has also been done into backyard hockey. Research helps identify areas of focus for the Foundation's team to maximize performance. For the first time the report features a section entitled "Media Relations", which presents special projects done jointly with Russian publications to highlight social issues that the foundation focuses on. The report shows the growing synergy between the foundation's programmes, which prompted in 2019 the development of a new project to support self-organization and solidarity of local communities. The pilot project kicks off in 2020. The report also says that the Timchenko Foundation plans an large project in 2020 to mark its tenth anniversary and sum up its achievements. In preparing its report, the Timchenko Foundation makes use of public hearings – this year the hearings were held online; they were attended by over 100 experts. The published version has incorporated comments and suggestions from the attendees. The annual social report is published on the organization's website as a smart PDF. You can download the report
  Sep 04, 2020 13:31
The Timchenko Foundation held the eighth annual public hearings on its annual report, where it presented its 2019 performance figures. This year, because of the difficult situation due to the coronavirus and the lockdown, the hearings were moved online. The event was attended by a record-high number of people – 89, including corporate affiliates, experts, researchers and the foundation's staff. The questionnaire survey, which was traditionally conducted the day before the hearings on the previous year's report, was responded to by 109 people. In her welcome address, Ksenia Frank, chair of the Supervisory Board, said that it was important, when looking back at the last year, to keep in mind the issues facing the foundation today. She thanked the experts for their contributions and highlighted the important role of the experts' constructive criticism and advice for the foundation's growth. She identified its main challenge as striking a balance between the foundation's response to society's current agenda and its emphasis on promoting long-term projects driving fundamental and significant social changes. According to her, the foundation has to decide whether to continue growing sociocultural projects and help its target beneficiary groups or to provide assistance to those who needs it the most. As the third topical issue, she named the stability of the not-for-profit sector and the foundation's commitment to providing support to the professional community. Maria Morozova, CEO of the Timchenko Foundation, presented a summary of the annual report and overall performance figures. In 2019, the foundation backed 687 projects; 59% of them were implemented in towns and rural areas. They cost the foundation 1,070,000,000 roubles, of which 988 mln roubles was allocated to programme activities. Among the key achievements were named the start-up of the Cultural Mosaic model in Udmurtia, research into the causes of social orphanhood, the status of housing yard hockey and the results of the 8-year-long Active Generation competition, the rising numbers of sledge hockey teams and the emergence of Cultural Mosaic graduates as leaders during the flood response action in Irkutsk Oblast. In the course of the hearings, the heads of the foundation's programmes detailed their performance and received feedback from guest experts as regards the format and content of the information provided. In bringing the meeting to a close, Maria Morozova added that the coronavirus pandemic had affected not only project implementation but also further planning of the foundation's activities. She said that, the situation being what it is, the foundation needs to think how it can be of most help to society. The Timchenko Foundation held the eighth annual public hearings on its annual report, where it presented its 2019 performance figures. . . .
  Jun 18, 2020 18:07