Just before we left, we made connection with OSCE. the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Jengish will be working closely with them this summer in an initiative to bring a "friendly face " to the police cervices in Kyrgyzstan. They are starting with the police station near us. an old out building on the police yard is being torn down right now to make room for a community center that will include among other things, a homeless shelter, a free clinic and youth counseling and supports. can you see the fit ? We are very excited to see where this will lead. As the major construction begins on the new building, we are committing to fixing up the existing gazebo, as well as revamping and building a playground. We are even exploring the idea of running an "Art in the Park" program that will be a small art camp with Emma each week . The idea is to turn the grounds into a safe place for kids to come and play and hang out, as well as help with building a positive relationship between the police and the community . As well, this project we hope will provide a great base for our workers to call home .. a place to meet and connect with those that they are trying to help. As soon as the funds are in , $500 for repairs and $300 for the out door furniture , we will begin the work in hopes of being ready to begin classes as soon as we arrive in August. The rest of the playground equipment we will work on as money is available .
any donations that come in saying "police" in the memo box will be directed to this project, and Jengish will over see the disbursement.
|Location of new community playground|
|roof repairs among other repairs needed .|