Case studies

The birth of the Central Asian Youth Orchestra

The birth of the Central Asian Youth Orchestra

When I came back from Kazakhstan, I realised that I had to practice more and in a different way. Now, I practice 5-6 hours a day.

Reducing marginalization and social exclusion of people with disabilities in rural Tajikistan

Reducing marginalization and social exclusion of people with disabilities in rural Tajikistan

Honestly, before I was not concerned and just accepted the situation. But, then I saw the changes in Yusuf and realised that I too can change.

Improving rural livelihoods thanks to a healthy and productive livestock

Improving rural livelihoods thanks to a healthy and productive livestock

The presence of veterinarians in villages is important in case of outbreaks of unknown diseases only specialist can do proper collection of sampling to be sent for laboratory diagnosis.

Strengthening the social, economic and cultural rights of one of the most vulnerable groups

Strengthening the social, economic and cultural rights of one of the most vulnerable groups

When I came here I felt like I could stretch my wings. Whenever I face challenges, I pass by their office or call them.

Inclusion of children with disabilities in Tajikistan

Inclusion of children with disabilities in Tajikistan

CONTEXT People with disabilities, particularly children living in rural areas, suffer from social exclusion and remain nearly "invisible" in Tajikistan.This project focuses on the rights of disabled persons in Tajikistan.

Economic development and welfare of disabled people and their families in rural areas of Tajikistan

Economic development and welfare of disabled people and their families in rural areas of Tajikistan

People with mental and physical limitations and their families are one of the most vulnerable groups of the population in Tajikistan. The project aims to create new economic activities and support the needs of disabled people and their families.

Integrated rural development in the Kyzylsu area of Tajikistan

Integrated rural development in the Kyzylsu area of Tajikistan

Using a demand-driven grassroots approach this project aims at improving the livelihoods of the vulnerable rural population of 38 villages in two mountainous districts in Tajikistan.

Children with disabilities in the mirror of the mass media

Children with disabilities in the mirror of the mass media

The project aimes to raise capacity of the local mass media to increase the awareness of the population on children with disabilities, to encourage the portrayal of disabled persons in a positive way in order to prevent discrimination.

Helping Tajik children to find their way

Helping Tajik children to find their way

The project supports poor children in Tajikistan on education, temporary employment, housing and social support. It also works on empowering adolescents with the ability to defend their rights either via the established helpline or training courses.

Making Tajik-Afghan border secure

Making Tajik-Afghan border secure

This tremendous initiative has upgraded the general level of security in the Afghan-Tajik border and has helped counter drug trafficking. Namely, a training border guard academy was established in Dushanbe and equipment was provided to many units.

From a woman-leader to woman-deputy in the Republic of Tajikistan

From a woman-leader to woman-deputy in the Republic of Tajikistan

The successful, first conference on the role of women in Tajikistan's political life led to the creation of a coalition by beneficiaries, local NGOs and independent media outlets. The aim is to launch a long-term campaign of support to women-leaders.