Our hope is that through providing physical necessities as well as psychological, social and academic support; hope, capacity and community will be restored and built in Afghan students in Tajikistan!
Hassan and Hussein are twin boys born in a village in northern Tajikistan. Both were born with cerebral palsy due to brain damage during birth and have severe physical disabilities.
Maftuna knew about the book through one of Operation Mercy’s community health trainers. She herself went through Operation Mercy’s general health and pregnancy lessons, as the trainers do not only work with the local women in the village but also the wives of Operation Mercy staff.
Alisher is a boy with autism, who struggles to interact well with his world, struggles with behaviour and attention and is not able to speak.
“When we were planning the Wheelchair Provision and Service Workshop, sport was not the first thing that came to mind. There are so many people here that need basic,
A community project in Tajikistan invites peers, children who do not have disabilities, to regularly attend rehabilitation activities six months before school starts.
Corner chairs and walking frames are essential tools for the rehabilitation of children with disabilities and for increasing their quality of life. The training was aimed specifically at how to make these assistive devices.
In our empowerment project, women and youth interact together and discover their own value.
Most importantly, hope is present for Hamidjon because he has a loving mother, who, through our project, is able to experience support and acceptance, receive counselling and process her grief.
We have distributed DVDs including this video about “How insulin is made” and many more resources for patients and doctors to more than twenty endocrinologists so that they can use them to increase their own knowledge and educate their patients.
Her mother speaks about Sumaya’s development with great happiness and joy. She says, “I didn’t expect to see this much development in my daughter, but now I see she can do a lot and will continue to make progress!”
Operation Mercy’s local partners are continuing to support communities in Tajikistan during the COVID 19 crisis. One team is focusing on the needs of Afghan refugees in the country.
If you’re like most people, you have a wardrobe that many families in Tajikistan could not believe – shoes, boots, dress clothes, casual clothes, sports clothes,
Watch how our Operation Mercy project: “Mobility For All” in Tajikistan provided a wheelchair for a little girl with Cerebral Palsy.
And meet the dedicated technicians who make it all possible.
A gentleman from the Ministry of Health approaches the podium at the 1st National CBR Conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Six years ago we had a “friendship building experience,” in the form of a major argument over priorities for children with disabilities and where they live.
Gulnoza truly brings sustained hope to the people she meets with. By caring for struggling individuals in this society, she is helping bring about the heart change that leads to life transformation.
In the coming months Operation Mercy through the local NGO will support the family with food packages and medication.
Health is everyone’s responsibility, and Bibi grew in her health knowledge and confidence through our training and put it into practice for the good of her community.
Shakhnoza was worried. Her 14-month old child was very thin and had become sick very quickly…
Imagine the difference for Madina and Sitora when they received a new wheelchair! At first it was difficult for Madina to get Sitora to sit in the new wheelchair,
Amina has grown in her capacity to advocate for children with disabilities, to encourage other mothers, and now has grown in confidence to share her knowledge and experience with the social assistance workers too.