These small acts of independence are difficult for Ali to achieve and we are encouraged by his and his aunt’s following through with our advice and persevering.
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.
Women are finding support and belonging through sharing their stories and pain with their self-help group and hearing the stories and struggles of others.
Positioning and proper support for children with cerebral palsy is crucial to their development and also to interacting and engaging with their environment.
Our women’s empowerment groups take the form of a lesson on a topic which is relevant to the ladies and then they divide into smaller groups to discuss the topic and share their thoughts and experiences with each other.
One of the most difficult parts of doing therapy in a community setting is quickly finding the one or two things that you can teach the caregiver or finding one adjustment you can make to improve the child with a disability’s quality of life.
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.
It’s not only relationships that Alma has grown in, but confidence too.
Anna is always going to need a lot of help, but if we can make small changes like how she is positioned at home, it’s going to have big long term effects on how tight her muscles become and how much movement and quality of life she has in the future.
“Look Mom I can see out the window now!” said little Marat* as he sat in a chair that our CBR team is creating for him especially.
Their biggest felt need is to have someone who isn’t there to benefit from them, but who wants to listen to their stories and to believe in them.
The women were amazed that an older woman (our friend is in her early 70s) would travel the world to spend time with them…
Operation Mercy organised a conference in Kazakhstan for parents whose children are HIV positive or have AIDS.
During lock down due to COVID-19 in Kazakhstan the rate of domestic abuse has increased as people are quarantined in their homes together.
Both organizations continue to work in partnership with the mom and her son and we are seeing positive changes in their lives.
Often young people to have no idea that sexual slavery exists in Kazakhstan.
Together they show and build resilience and hope in each other, through which they can find life.
“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.”
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.
10,000 people are trafficked through Kazakhstan every year. These people literally just disappear. With promises of more money, they are lured away.
This was also a turning point for the team, as training others to recognise the needs of children with disabilities and to identify the ways in which they can help is one of its main aims and goals.