Education against exclusion in Kyrgyzstan 2013
In the project implemented between 31 May and 31 December 2013 in three cities of Kyrgyzstan (Jalalabat, Osh and Dzanisz) participated two volunteers who were on site from 6 July until 22 December 2013. The coordinator of the project was Angelus Silesius House, and the local partner was Community Cultural Charity Foundation "Light of Love". The aim of the project was to prevent social exclusion and improve quality of life of marginalised groups, such as people with disabilities, children from orphanages, or the elderly, and also to support the local community.
Project activities focused mainly on increasing the availability of unconventional methods of education. Volunteers carried out activities in the local community, organising workshops, classes language animations, etc. The activities included local development, rural development, language courses for adults, educational activities during summer camps, workshops for children living in orphanages, educational activities for the disabled children, and supporting the grassroots social initiatives.
Thanks to the volunteers’ activities, 40 children with disabilities and 30 adults improved their mental and physical condition. Volunteers worked with approximately 490 children during 14 educational summer camps. As a result, the participants developed key competences necessary for personal development, learned to work in a team, and increased their knowledge about the world, hygiene and healthy lifestyle.
Volunteers conducted a total of 220 hours of English classes, what resulted in a higher level of knowledge among approx. 100 people. They also carried out 24 hours of Polish classes. Joint project activities involving Uzbek and Kyrgyz people improved their cooperation and mutual relations.