Tajikistan is home to soaring mountains, colourful bazaars and ancient Persian traditions. The smallest country within Central Asia, Tajikistan continues to forge a new nation out of their recent Soviet identity.
Since 1993, Operation Mercy has been working diligently alongside the Tajik people. Today, our projects focus on disadvantaged youth, community health, education and income generation initiatives.
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All About Children (AAC) is a model program for early intervention and preschool for children with disabilities in Tajikistan. Currently almost 100 children are enrolled in the program. The success of the program is evident in its amazing impact on the lives of the disabled children, their families, and local communities. This program is also partnering with government agencies and establishing satellite schools in poorer rural areas.
Tajikistan has high unemployment resulting in increased labour migration as people search elsewhere for work. We provide opportunities for business training and mentoring for local, enterprising entrepreneurs as well as supporting community organizations and income generating projects. We encourage and help develop local business ideas for currently underutilized areas and resources. We aim to build social enterprises and community-based models of business that will benefit many in a rural society.
In remote areas of Tajikistan it is not uncommon for children with disabilities to spend most of their days at home, isolated from the community. Our team in Isfara is working to change these circumstances by providing early intervention and rehabilitation services for disabled children and support services for their parents. The team is also busy in the workshop, building assistive devices such as walking frames that are available to families in a lending library. Having gained a positive reputation in the community, we are now also training local social assistance workers who conduct home visits for children with disabilities.
Some of the most vulnerable people in a developing country are children and adults with disabilities. In partnership with local NGOs and disabled peoples organisations; we assist those with disabilities through Community-Based Rehabilitation, Early Intervention, Inclusive Education, and the provision of assistive devices. We provide educational seminars, promotion campaigns, advocacy and support for families with a disabled member.
Our health projects raise awareness and knowledge to empower Tajiks to lead healthier lives. We do this through seminars, workshops, camps and distributing resources that we translate and print in the local language. Topics include; nutrition, disease prevention, first aid and maternal health information. Our project efforts extend from city communities to the remote villages of the Pamir Mountains.
The Khorog, Khujand and Dushanbe regional offices distribute aid to people left vulnerable from natural disasters, extreme weather conditions, and severe economic situations. Relief aid to families, the elderly, the disabled, schools and other institutions has included food, clothing, school supplies, fuel and equipment (such as generators). Funds will be allocated to the area most in need.
In partnership with government and health professionals, the Health Initiative for Northern Tajikistan (HINT) project raises awareness of general health, disease prevention, and healthy lifestyles among villagers of the Sughd Region/Khujand. The team’s health lessons empower people to improve their health and support medical institutions’ disease prevention efforts.
High in the Pamir Mountains many communities suffer from preventable health problems. This project aims to deepen the understanding of community health needs and through education enable these communities to improve the long term health of their members.
Our wheelchairs and assistive devices will provide an opportunity for people with disabilities in Tajikistan to have their personal mobility enhanced. Each wheelchair will be produced and assembled in our 'Wheelchair Workshop' and be custom made to meet the needs of the individual. The provision of assistive devices to aid people with disabilities is also integral to this programme.
We help disadvantaged and disabled youth to develop useful skills so that they can have more opportunities for their lives. In cooperation with local organizations, we arrange clubs for disadvantaged and disabled youth focusing on themes such as; disease prevention, English and sports. This may also be through providing clothing, hygiene items or food for orphans and children with physical disabilities and psychological illnesses. We also help local authorities to repair community facilities and school furniture.
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