It was a busy day at our office in Kyrgyzstan. Several families had come for consultations regarding adaptive equipment for their children with special needs. Some families had travelled several hours for the opportunity and had brought along all their children for the event, not only the ones getting the consultation.
When a toddler started racing up and down the office hallway with a walker, our staff assumed a little brother was just playing around. However, the child’s parents were delighted by his antics and asked a staff member if they could purchase a walker for their child. The staff hesitated and finally answered that we only sell our equipment to children with special needs, not just for any children to play with. The mother quickly asserted that this child was 2 ½ years old and had never walked alone before!
Of course the child got the walker and an incredible impact was made.
Now more families in rural southern Kyrgyzstan have useful health information in addition to basic food necessities.
A Fall party was a great opportunity to show guests just how much the children are learning.
Samuel* entered the world with cerebral palsy. When he was about 12 years old, his family sent him to stay at the state institution for children with disabilities.
Young and old alike passed by, marveling at dozens of paintings…
When nationwide shut-down for Covid-19 hit Kyrgyzstan, Nurgul knew she had to find something for the special education teachers she leads to do. So she turned the work furlough into a massive training time.
Educating disadvantaged communities about their health does not only prevent illnesses and improve their wellbeing, but it can also save lives.
Kamil realized he possessed leadership skills and that he had not been leading in a good way. He resolved to stop pressuring other students to do the wrong things and to try to lead in doing good things.
One of our desires is to help families care for their children with disabilities, and we are so glad to see the growth in Rich!
Soon Rahim began to speak those words. And it was like something opened up inside him. He began to respond to comments and requests from others.
It was a busy day at our office in Kyrgyzstan. Several families had come for consultations regarding adaptive equipment for their children with special needs. Some families had travelled several hours for the opportunity and had brought along all their children for the event,
She encouraged the younger girl to keep trying with the horse. Lisa received the encouragement, and her perseverance paid off.
Adaptive equipment can make a big difference in a child’s life!
Problems with her birth left her unable to walk normally, so she has spent most of her life sitting and watching the world go by.
What is better than teaching young people skills for the future? Helping to develop local teachers so they can teach these skills!
At that gathering every woman had a personal testimony of how the seminar is changing her family and personal life.
Anna was a good, experienced teacher. But when our education project director, Daisy* approached her to offer work teaching children with disabilities in Belovodski children’s home,
Julia has new energy now in her especially important work!
She was discouraged when she learned there could be no seminars in her village. But soon we will have good news for Aygul and others like her!
A doctor, nurse, physical therapist, speech therapist and a special needs teacher, all on one dream team.
She denied it and said it never happened, and that I must have dreamed it!