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FROM OUR COUNTRY DIRECTOR AND RESIDENTIAL MANAGER IN KYRGYZSTAN
Costa and Olga report just in:
We just wanted to write you about how we spent the disabled person day here in Kyrgyzstan
"As it was planned - we went to the childrens psychiatrical hospital in Ivanovka. We shared with them, and Costa with Mark gave gifts to kids and caregivers. Later we danced together and played, after that we had tea with the administration. Akbermet is doing good in one way - that she learned to ask when she wants to the toilet, learning how to dress, she speaks more and more Russian. (See note following about Akbermet)
On the picture you will see one boy dancing breakdance, he was great. He doesn't speak, but this is his way of speaking.
After that we went to Iskra, we talked to the director, he told us that they had a celebration and some stars from Bishkek came, and they had a nice dinner, we bought 300 eggs them, just letting them know that we are here and did not forget them on this special day.
A little dancing and music!
Costa and his son Mark - celebrating by giving toys to the children of Ivanovka!
A smile you just cannot miss!
Olga leading some music and dance with staff and children at Ivanovaka!
Yes, we love you and have not forgotten you.
Disable children of Ivanovaka.
Reminding the staff - we care!
Yulia went home a couple of months ago - and her mother continues to contact Olga - reaching out for support and encouragement.... here she reports such:
Seems that Yulia's mom has a lack of communication, she is inviting me to come over all the time, I think to visit her tomorrow.
And working in partnership with a missionary couple from Ukraine - here is the update on their work together:
Remember I wrote you that we are starting to work with Andrey and families that he helps, so we already helped, there is a really poor family, after Anya's mom, I thought that I saw a lot, after seen this family, I was even more shocked. But anyway, Zuhra (one of our staff members in KG) went with older girl from the family and they bought them all the clothes that were needed (Andrey gave money for that), Madlen (our staff member in KG) went to school to figure out about the kids. So we are doing that too.
(NOTE: AKERBEK is a little girl that was presented to Dayspring as a potential child for the family to help. Once she was dismissed from the hospital, it was determined Dayspring did not have the ability to help her - she could not walk alone, needed carried everywhere and had other major needs as well. Ivanovka was recommended to help her learn to walk, use the bathroom, start talking, etc. We hope to bring her into Dayspring as soon as she can walk on her own or with some assistance, and can manage the many steps in Dayspring. We are hoping she will be able to walk with either a walker or walking sticks very soon.)
THE LAMb STAFF IN KYRGYZSTAN ARE DOING A GREAT JOB!
We return to Kyrgyzstan in two 11 days from today!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!