Our Projects

Children at Risk

Children at Risk

Children at risk… of what or whom you may ask? Many of them are at risk of being abandoned to a cold institution away from their home, friends and family! Others are left to fend for themselves living on the street or in centers where they flee as soon as they are able! Most live … Continue reading

Community Development Education

Community Development Education

“Can you help me?” This is a commonly asked question in the rural communities in which we work. But what does it mean to offer “help”? We believe that all communities and individuals have resources within themselves that can be used to address the situations they feel are important. Our Community Development Education (CDE) project … Continue reading

Community Health Education

Community Health Education

What is good health? Usually we think of physical symptoms, but being healthy also includes the social, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of life. We want to see people living in wholeness in each of these areas. In our communities people often don’t take care of themselves until they get sick. They then face expensive … Continue reading

Creativity Project

Creativity Project

The Kyrgyz people have a wide and varied artistic culture, but so often art is limited to paintings of mountains and yurts. CDI’s creativity project aims to encourage artists, both young and old, to explore new possibilities in representing all that Kyrgyzstan is in artistic expression.

Kyrgyz of the Pamirs

Kyrgyz of the Pamirs

‘I was born in the Pamir mountains and I will die in the Pamir mountains. I can not read, I can not write. If my children have an education, they have a future, without an education, there is no future. Please help my children to learn to read.’ (Kyrgyz elder, 2009) There are around 1500 … Continue reading

Pilot Projects

Pilot Projects

We are involved in many short term projects and events within communities that don’t come under our larger project umbrellas. Some of these are pilot projects in new areas, some of them are requested by the communities we are working with. No matter why they were started, we would like to tell you about them … Continue reading

Sports

Sports

Developing cooperation and perseverance, the sports project uses the Swiss game of floor hockey with school children and adults alike.