Children at Risk

Project Description

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

Helpful Horses

Helpful Horses

The Bishkek CDI office is pleased to announce that the therapeutic riding program is up and running, with 3 horses ready for gentle, nurturing action. Kids who have been touched by the Children at Risk project staff in the homes for disabled children are candidates for riding therapy. Bakit didn’t seem at first like a … Continue reading

Celebrating Accomplishment

Celebrating Accomplishment

Altyn and Nazokat were thankful they at least had each other. The sisters having cerebral palsy meant that they couldn’t do all the things other children do in Kyrgyzstan, but their grandparents had given them a good home and some life skills. However, when the girls’ grandmother died, their aging grandfather couldn’t care for them, … Continue reading

Timothy’s Day

Timothy's Day

“Timothy” never smiles. He keeps his eyes on the ground and scoots silently out of the way if someone comes near. Every day he sits in a bare room passing the time listening to 15 other kids yell and fight. But not today. Today Timothy and 5 others from his group were taken to the … 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!