Children at Risk

Project Description

Walking in Kara Suu

Walking in Kara Suu

Turaim is 6 years old.  Problems with her birth left her unable to walk normally, so she has spent most of her life sitting and watching the world go by.  Amazingly, her older brother Ali has had similar problems and a similar limited life.  However, that has changed a little for the children because their … Continue reading

Professional Guests

Professional Guests

A doctor, nurse, physical therapist, speech therapist and a special needs teacher, all on one dream team. One week, 2 home visits, 3 training seminars, 4 visits to the special needs children’s home, and dozens of children with more exact diagnoses and therapy plans. The team split up at different times during the week, giving … Continue reading

Visit to Lovely Soul

Visit to Lovely Soul

This four-year-old’s name literally means “Lovely Soul.” When she grins, you can see that it’s a good fit. We’ve been visiting her for one year, and last time we complemented her mom on how much progress we saw. She is slowly learning to sit on her own, drink from an open dish and train her … Continue reading

Seeing Results

Seeing Results

Work with disabled children is a slow process, and we seldom get to see the fruit of our labors.  One CDI staff member was going about his physical therapy business, when the mother of one of the disabled kids stop by.  “Monty” didn’t think much of it because this mom frequently stopped by to see … Continue reading

Birthday Picnics

Birthday Picnics

“Who would give $25 to provide a birthday party for a child who’s never had one before?” This was the challenge to my friends on social media. The response was enough to keep CDI partying for the rest of the year! The hope is to give every child at the local institution for children with … Continue reading

A Remarkable Outing

A Remarkable Outing

In much of the world, an afternoon in nature, barbecuing a delicious meal is an ordinary–if welcome–break from the routine. For the kids from the disabled children’s orphanage outside of the city of Bishkek, however, this is not a typical weekend getaway but a rare and exciting occasion to get out of the walled-in institution and … Continue reading

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Children at Risk Project Description

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 in fear of being beaten, used, yelled at or simply ignored by the adults around them. They are not worried about turning in their homework but where they will eat, sleep and who will love them tomorrow. Most will end up in prostitution, working with drugs, or dying in an institution.

Our Children at risk project seeks to restore hope and provide opportunities for a future for these children. Our main goal is to see children living in healthy families where they can reach their potential in all areas social, physical mental and spiritual. Through therapy, training, and providing the needed resources we aim to prevent these children from ending up on the street or in institutions and give children and families the tools they need to overcome the obstacles and live a fruitful and productive life. Working together with our local partners we will empower, encourage and help provide the needed opportunities  for a better future for these children!