|Olga, centre back row at a government conference|
The knowledge store is a fully licenced education centre in Kyrgyzstan, teaching basic education as well as speech therapy, music therapy and art therapy. This was the first of its kind in the region, and has been a key player in forging the way for others , and the recognition of the value of the disabled .
The centre has two classrooms and has approx, 30 to 35 students at any one time . Most of the students are only with her for a short time until they have caught up enough to return to, or enter the regular school system. As well we have had the teachers go directly to the orphanages to help the kids there. The knowledge store is a first stop for kids from families that we are trying to help.. If we can get them caught up before returning to school they will have a much better success rate.
|Olga with the kids in small group lessons|
We need to provide a stable location for the sake of the kids and their families, and we need to provide a stable income for the sake program, and the teachers that often will go with out pay.
so what are we looking for to maintain this project, pay the rent, taxes, utilities, salaries for the teachers, and supplies, including nutritional snacks for the kids every day ... we need to find $400 a month total .. either in one time donations or in monthly sponsorships .
top donor will receive a beautiful Blanket from Aigulla.. (as a side note , All of Aigulla's kids have accessed the resources provided by the knowledge store at some point.)
if a monthly donation is set up, we will calculate the total of 12 months sponsorship for the blanket challenge.
|speech therapist working with kids|