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Posts made in July, 2018

Laudato si’ Conference

Posted on Jul 30, 2018

Laudato si’ Conference

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Regional Conference

Posted on Jul 20, 2018

Regional Conference

The Regional Conference held in Bangkok from 11 to 15 June was a new opportunity to analyse Caritas’ identity in Asia, in its various geographical and social conditions, through reports of projects and activities that aim to respond with ever-growing professionalism to the needs of the poorest, without however losing the “dimension of the heart”. At the same time, this is always a special chance to make contacts, exchange...

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Fraternal visit to Aktau

Posted on Jul 20, 2018

Fraternal visit to Aktau

In April we received an invitation to visit the Apostolic Administration of Atyrau, and in particular the Caritas that is registered in the city of Aktau. The reason for this invitation was the desire to receive help in structuring their organization, not yet having a precise identity, and possibly organize a training course for the head and other co-workers or volunteers who will have a role in the organization’s...

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Formation for a person with Down syndrome

Posted on Jul 20, 2018

Formation for a person with Down syndrome

We have successfully finalized the training period for N., as we reported in the latest issue of our bulletin, aimed at preparing him for the job in a local company in Kazakhstan. We started this new experience with some apprehension, having no past experience, no defined parameters or guarantees of success. We relied on the experience and advice of prof. Sangalli, supervisor of the project from Italy, and on...

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Caritas Italia and Taiwan support integration

Posted on Jul 20, 2018

Caritas Italia and Taiwan support integration

Caritas Italy and Caritas Taiwan have agreed and signed off the project in support of young people with Down’s syndrome. Caritas Italy will finance the salaries of two tutors for one year; they will guide the young people who come to the Almaty centre on their path of professional education. One of them will be responsible for more strictly professional training in the context of some particular activities that...

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Remote physiotherapy

Posted on Jul 20, 2018

Remote physiotherapy

The support project to the parents of Down’s syndrome children is becoming the standard model for other projects in the same field. We co-operate with some Italian physiotherapists. For the time being, it deals with remote consultations and monitoring for two children of the Talgar’s Ark Village who need diagnosis and physiotherapy. However, the idea is to develop the project very soon and increase the number of children who...

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Meeting of the “Golden Age” club

Posted on Jul 20, 2018

Meeting of the “Golden Age” club

In recent years, in Kazakhstan and specifically in Almaty, several initiatives have been set up to organize one-off events or permanent activities for the elderly. Certainly, elderly people are one of the most vulnerable categories of our society, particularly in large cities. This phenomenon has been well known in the West for several decades. Old age is no longer a value, no longer a source of traditions, of memory,...

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