Spring greetings from sunny Almaty, my friends!
It's been a while but not enough to finish all our work :-)
New year has come to our foundation and we have started to draw new horizons for our team. We've set up some exciting goals and hope to have you around to tell you about those tasks and results :-)
Speaking about our achievements, I want to tell you that in February we have conducted first ever theatrical perfomance by children with and without disabilities on a special stage in the Museum of Kazakh traditional instruments.
It was such a warm and heart-to-heart performance, where children with disabilities totally forgot about their limits and felt like the stars with fans and gratitude.
It's become a beginning of the series of theatrical shows, where children with and without disabilities will be playing together, supporting each other and breaking all borders among people with the help of fairy-tales.
Together with the initiative group of Almaty businessmen, Alma-Qala, we have planted our world-wide known apples, maples, catalpas and other trees in the city. Selfie of students with the ceramic' apples that were made by our team, became one the most popular in Almaty Facebook :-)
We also participate in several artisan's fairs and exhibitions where our young trainers with disabilities where conducting their art master classes.
New year has come bringing hopes and ideas for the next 12 months.
And we are looking forward to achieve our new goals together with you, our kind friends, supporting our projects!
We are very excited to share our good news with you.
Our Mobile team of trainers with disabilities has participated in the National Festival of Kazakh Food among other craftmen and won a trip to one of the best mountain resort Maral Sai!
We are so grateful for this gift because it will be a great opportunity for our team to be together on vacation and also because it will be for the first time ever that our people could go anywhere they want :-)
We also happy to say that our therapy room works really well and already 30 children were able to have special therapy and relaxing massage.
All our achievements became possible because of your kind support and great hearts of many people around the world who decided to help our foundation in helping children with disabilities to overcome their pain and sadness by being in our Day-care center and interacting with other children.
Another great news for us came from GlobalGiving - we have became a Leader which means more opportunities for our children to be heard!
More exciting news to come!
Stay with us and thanks again for all your help!!!
Good day, my dear friends, colleagues and partners!
It just happened that I was born on June 1 - the most kind and cheerful holiday - Children's Day! Perhaps that is why, my whole life in one way or another, has always been associated with children.
Every year on this day I work, because there are always children who need help :-) And every year, my family and my friends give me gifts and their attention. Thank you!
So I composed a kindness - invited everybody to visit us.Together, we've celebrated this holiday with different yummy cakes from Aroma Tea Salon and a great mood!
They've learned how to sculpt in clay, tried their hands at the potter's wheel, made their jewelry and beaded handbags made of felt, and many other things that they could do themselves!
I asked all guests to buy all souvenirs that they've made themselves and take them home. All the money raised that day, were used to purchase so needed additional materials - ceramics clay, beads, wood, felt and many other things and instruments for our Art studios.
Thank you again for all our new friends! We've been successful only because of YOU!
P.S. If you want to come to make something with your hands or want to order souvenirs, please visit our FB page.
It's such a pleasure to know that so many unknown (before the Challenge) people were so helpful in our project.
Owing to your generous support we have managed to raise more than 5 thousand US dollars, which will be used for purchase of the special therapy room for severely disabled children.
Right now our foundation is finalizing the last questions with the agreement and ways of delivery of the equipment.
We are happy to tell you that we have found a specialist who will be working with children using special equipment and have signed two contracts with specialist and psychologist.
We hope by the next report we will install everything in our office in Almaty and will start delivering so much waited services to children with severe disabilities.
Thank you very much once more and hope to see you in our home for children with disabilities Eldany.
We have included some pictures showing that older members of our foundation (1-3 group of disabilitiy) decided to make a light repair of walls and tables for smaller children to have open and clean space.
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