In September 2013, HealthProm was awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to expand its work in Kyrgyzstan, with a particular focus on the prevention of institutionalisation of children with disabilities.
We did this through strengthening community-based services that support children with disabilities and their families, improving access to education by enabling local Day Centres to provide pre-school educational programmes, strengthening capacity for advocacy through regional and national information exchange and training, and raising awareness of the need to integrate children with disabilities within local communities.
Working with our local partners, we helped to develop a network of community-based support across seven regions of Kyrgyzstan. Through this network, we provided support for over 1,000 children with disabilities and their families. We also facilitated partnerships between Day Centres and local government, helping to promote a continuity of care between different social services in the regions where we operated.
Local Partners: Kelechek Plus, ICCO, Uplift