Playgrounds for disabled children in Kyrgyzstan

by Kelechek Plus

Summary

This project aims to change the lives of 60 children with disabilities by building two accessible playgrounds thus giving them the chance to play with their peers and be included in their communities.
$5,680.75
total raised
79
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Children with disabilities in Kyrgyzstan are shunned and confined to their home because of stigma and lack of accessible infrastructure and services. They often cannot go to school or play outside. Communal playgrounds are in a dilapidated state and not accessible. Without shared play facilities, children with disabilities are not able to meet and make friends with their peers in their local communities. This perpetuates a cycle of exclusion and prejudice.

Solution

Building two accessible playgrounds with the local communities will allow 60 children with disabilities to have a safe space to play outdoors with their peers, build friendships and simply be kids. The playgrounds will bring joy to their lives but will also improve their inclusion in the community.

Long-Term Impact

Through play, able-bodied and disabled children can interact and bond. As they grow these friendships can help change attitudes and mindsets and break down the stigma and barriers that currently prevent the inclusion of disabled children in Kyrgyz society. By bringing 60 children with disabilities out of their homes and into greater visibility, the playgrounds will spark a change within their communities and bring a greater level of acceptance of those with disabilities in Kyrgyzstan.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​kelechekhp.weebly.com/​what-we-do.html
Russian version of Kelechek Healthprom website
Project Facebook page
Project Twitter page
Projects on Kelechek Healthprom website in English

Organization Information

Kelechek Plus

Location: Bishkek, Chuy region - Kyrgyzstan
Website: http:/​/​kelechekhp.weebly.com/​
Kelechek Plus
Project Leader:
Azat Israilov
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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