The Meirym Inclusive Festival opens new perspective in the life of children with disabilities in Kazakhstan

People with disabilities makeup one-fifth of the 17 million people living in Kazakhstan today, and half of the people with disabilities are women and children. These people often experience isolation and exclusion from mainstream society. The two-year, USAID supported, Empowerment Now! (EN!) project, which was implemented by the Civil Society Development Association – ARGO worked…

Empowerment Now! project helps PwDs of Semey to assess city social infrastructure

According to the national survey conducted by the Civil Society Development Association – ARGO under the USAID-funded <em>Empowerment Now!</em> project, access to public places, such as shops, theatres and cinemas, banks and other health, sport and educational facilities is very limited and thus, is a one of the main barriers that prevent people with disabilities…

Training on capacity building is yielding results

The Empowerment Now! project is strengthening the capacity of disability focused organizations through a series of organizational development trainings. Prior to attending the training, Erlik a disability focused organization, did not even keep written records about their consultations with clients. Their “filing cabinet” of consultations was in the minds of two key staff members. Erlik…

Semey journalists get knowledge on appropriate terminology applicable to people with disabilities

Mass media plays a key role in successfully implementing the Empowerment Now! (EN!) public information campaign, which is ran ARGO together with partnering disability focused organizations and sub-grantees in seven regions of Kazakhstan. On February 14-15, 31 Semey print and electronic journalists participated in a training dedicated to correct usage of terminology applicable to people…

Monitoring of the town’s infrastructure of Semey on accessibility for people with disabilities

Semey, June 3, 2015 – 402 out of 433 monitored objects of social infrastructure of Semey, as wel as Beskaragaysky district’s and Shulbinsk village’s are not adopted to the needs of people with disabilities. These unsatisfying results were found out by volunteers of PA “Istok.” The results of the monitoring were discussed at the press…

Children’s holidays in Temirtau

During several days in a row, children with disabilities in Temirau had fun while celebrating the international day of children’s protection. An entertaining program for kids and members of their families was held in “BABY_BOOM” entertainment center. The members of children dancing studio “Shedevr” gave a performance for little guests. A funny clown Iminika together…

ARGO takes part in the cleaning day

More than 30 people with disabilities took part in the cleaning day on the eastern side of Sairan Lake last weekend in Almaty. The cleaning day was dedicated to the Earth Day celebration. Together with volunteers from ecological organizations and private companies – members of the Working Group on Corporate Social Responsibility, which exists in…

Hug Me, and I will make you happy!

Eight hugs a day are said to make a person happy. If to look at this warm feeling expression from this side, then the representatives of Association of women with disabilities “Shyrak” together with the ARGO employees made happy more than 300 guests of Maxima shopping mall last Sunday. Almaty citizens, who visited one of…

Journalists discuss the barriers preventing people with disabilities to fully participate in social activities

For the first time in Almaty, Kazakhstan journalists from 12 newspapers, magazines, TV and news agencies gathered on May 5 in “Nash Pub” cafe for a press breakfast to discuss the barriers that prevent people with disabilities to fully participate in the society. The press breakfast was coincided with the International Day on disabled people’s…

The lesson of courage for Aktobe’s youth

Young disabled people of Aktobe had a chance to deepen into the history of World War II and Great Patriotic War, which is not easy, but very important for all of us. 24 April there was a meeting of veterans and young generation to share the courage and bring up the patriotic sense in youth,…

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