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Posts made in June, 2018

At the Very Edge

Posted on Jun 28, 2018

At the Very Edge

Kyzylorda is currently the farthest point from the centre of our diocese and Caritas’ headquarters. More than 1,100 km separate Kyzylorda from Almaty. Hence, the new chapter in the history of the project supporting families of Down’s syndrome children has a special meaning. The invitation by the local Foundation was the consequence of the earlier trip to Taraz, when one of the Kyzylorda’s mothers had attended our meetings and...

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Inclusion is no longer a dream

Posted on Jun 28, 2018

Inclusion is no longer a dream

Some months ago, the managers of an important company in Kazakhstan had turned to us with the idea of hiring disabled staff. After much reflection and discussion, we came to a shared decision to start training a young man with Down’s syndrome within our centre’s programme, preparing him for the tasks that he will be given within the company, and guaranteeing a period of tutorship to ensure the progressive...

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Annual report

Posted on Jun 28, 2018

Annual report

With a short delay, we have published the annual Caritas Almaty report, in Russian and English. This isn’t just lip service to sum up the activities of the past year, rather an opportunity for the organization to gather together the most significant stages of our work, become aware of the progress made, and express gratitude to those – organizations and friends – who contributed to increase our knowledge and...

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Agriculture between Indonesia and Kazakhstan

Posted on Jun 28, 2018

Agriculture between Indonesia and Kazakhstan

Caritas Asia gave us the opportunity to attend a workshop in Indonesia on agricultural projects, and to visit the village farm co-operatives that have developed in recent years. It was a very significant experience despite its simplicity. Although the economic and social conditions of our respective countries are noticeably different, nevertheless many features of these projects are applicable in many of our rural sites. In Indonesia, for example, setting...

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