The Akimat (mayor) invited parents and teachers to a meeting. He had identified key areas affecting students in the school in his area that he was concerned about, including HIV and AIDS, suicide, the excessive use of phones. He called the meeting “All that is important for your child”.
Operation Mercy Kazakhstan organized a seven-day HIV and Aids seminar, for people to be equipped to make a real difference in the HIV and AIDS pandemic.
“I am really afraid of this coming winter. How will I stay warm? How will I pay for electricity?”
The Akimat (mayor) invited parents and teachers to a meeting. He had identified key areas affecting students in the school in his area that he was concerned about,
Operation Mercy organised a conference in Kazakhstan for parents whose children are HIV positive or have AIDS.
Rosa attributes some of the changes in her life to participating in the Shine course.
10,000 people are trafficked through Kazakhstan every year. These people literally just disappear. With promises of more money, they are lured away.
There are now 1,500 more teachers who have been empowered and equipped to teach their students about HIV and AIDS! This is an excellent example of how our NGO can widen the government’s “umbrella of care” to its people and assist in it being able to achieve its objectives.
Who cares for the care workers? In Kazakhstan, Almaty region social workers explored this question during the “Caring for Caregivers” seminar facilitated by Dr. Scott Breslin.
Now that cold weather has set in, there is one village medical clinic that will be warmer.
Many of the beneficiaries of our Shine classes have shared how they have grown in character and self-confidence as a result of the program.
“I’d never been taught about HIV and AIDS before or heard about the consequences of the disease for my life. Now I want to live safely.”
Bringing hope, delight and helping build relationships and grow community amoungst the vulnerable.