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