At the closing celebration, he declared, “For four years after completing grade 9 I didn’t study and was not in a class with others. Studying and being together with the community gave me a lot of self-confidence!”
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.
The community based rehabilitation project in Rudaki provides early intervention and rehabilitation for children with disabilities and support for their parents.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not only relationships that Alma has grown in, but confidence too.
“I love speaking to new mothers that come in for the first time and giving them advice and counselling them. I love seeing the change that this brings into a family.”
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.
“My greenhouse gives me the best harvests every year,” said Sam*, a farmer in Khorog.
In the Roshkala district of the Pamir Mountains, we held an orchard biodiversity seminar where we discussed the life cycles of a variety of different insects living in their gardens.
It is easy to think about development work only in terms of improving physical aspects of a community like economics or health. However, transformational development also means coming along-side the poor to help them spiritually and socially.
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.
“This community has helped my son to improve not only physically, but also mentally.”
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,
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,
As Operation Mercy trains and equips farmers and partners, we support the health and livelihoods of families in the Pamirs as well as see an increase in quantity,
In May 2016 a flood hit a village in the district of Rudaki.
“At 2am we heard announcements that we needed to get out of our houses…”
Shukrullo was delighted when our Operation Mercy mobility team in Tajikistan got him a wheelchair!
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.