Better and more services forchildren with intellectualdisabilities in Kyrgyzstanthrough empowerment of parents      Health...
Situation in KR: officialstatistics   Population – about 5,5 mln   Over 122,000 persons with disabilities (2,4% out of  ...
Situation in KR   No strategy on disability issues.   No early intervention and support.   No multidisciplinary support...
Legislation   UN Convention on child rights (ratified by KR in    1994)   Constitution of KR 2010, art. 16.2 for the fir...
LegislationCollaboration between government and NGOs   considered within: National programme on implementing children   r...
HealthProm project   Increasing access to basic    services for children with    intellectual disabilities in    Kyrgyzst...
Partners   In Talas region – Nur Bala    resource NGO and 7    parent-led organizations    with 6 day centres for    disa...
Project   based on needs assesment of    partners, joint planning,    implementation and monitoring    through participat...
Project objectives:   Increase access to state guaranteed basic services    for children with intellectual disabilities ...
How: capacity building   17 people employed    (incl. 10 parents of    disabled children).   Technical, informational   ...
How: forming network   Education: trainings, study    and exchange visits.   Purchase of office    equipment.   All par...
How: day centres   Day centres develop/improve their services to become family support centres    to provide more support...
How: increase awareness   First web-site on children with intellectual    disabilities.   Existing general disability we...
Lessons from projects   Parents - experts.   Children – not only    beneficiaries, but participants    of the process. ...
empoweringthevulnerable   Thank you!                 www.kelechek.kg
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Активизация родителей в КР

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Активизация родителей и их объединений в Таласской области Кыргызстана по проекту Хелспром при грантовой поддержке ИККО, 2011-2012.

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Активизация родителей в КР

  1. 1. Better and more services forchildren with intellectualdisabilities in Kyrgyzstanthrough empowerment of parents HealthProm partnership project funded by ICCO. Bishkek, January 2011 www.kelechek.kg
  2. 2. Situation in KR: officialstatistics Population – about 5,5 mln Over 122,000 persons with disabilities (2,4% out of total population whereas UN indicates that on average this is about 10%) Over 22,000 children with disabilities aged 18 and younger Over 3312 children with intellectual disabilities Average monthly disability benefit – 1500 som (about 23 Euro) Minimum subsistence level – 3700 som (56 Euro) Parents not paid any compensation for looking after their child with a disability
  3. 3. Situation in KR No strategy on disability issues. No early intervention and support. No multidisciplinary support. Boarding special institutions for children with disabilities work using ‘Soviet’ approach. Medical model of disability still dominates in the society and officials’ attitude.
  4. 4. Legislation UN Convention on child rights (ratified by KR in 1994) Constitution of KR 2010, art. 16.2 for the first time states that no one can be discriminated on the basis disability инвалидности (along with other forms of discriminations) Law on guarantees and rights of persons with disabilities (2008) Code of KR “About Children” (2006) Ratified int’l law are above the local laws in KR.
  5. 5. LegislationCollaboration between government and NGOs considered within: National programme on implementing children rights “New generation” (2001) Law on guarantees and rights of persons with disabilities (2008) Law on Social contracting (2008) Law on Local authorities and local government administration (2008) Law on government public procurements of goods produced by disability NGOs (2009)
  6. 6. HealthProm project Increasing access to basic services for children with intellectual disabilities in Kyrgyzstan through empowerment of parents and parent’s groups Funded by ICCO. For 2 years, from 2011. Talas region, Bishkek (capital) and Bokonbaevo.
  7. 7. Partners In Talas region – Nur Bala resource NGO and 7 parent-led organizations with 6 day centres for disabled children In Bishkek – The Association of Parents of Disabled Children In Bokonbaevo v. – Shoola Kol NGO family support centre
  8. 8. Project based on needs assesment of partners, joint planning, implementation and monitoring through participatory and rights-based approach Main aim: improve access to basic services for children with intellectual disabilities in Talas region.
  9. 9. Project objectives: Increase access to state guaranteed basic services for children with intellectual disabilities Partners’ capacity building and parents empowerment Forming a network of parent-led organizations of 3 regions (Talas, Bishkek and Bokonbaevo) Transforming day centres into family and child support centres Increasing public awareness and changing attitudes toward disability among local communities
  10. 10. How: capacity building 17 people employed (incl. 10 parents of disabled children). Technical, informational and training support. Created 2 steering committees in Bishkek and Talas.
  11. 11. How: forming network Education: trainings, study and exchange visits. Purchase of office equipment. All partner organizations will have access to internet. Providing informational, knowledge and skills support to regional network. Projects on behalf of network. Advocacy and lobby on behalf of network with 9 organizations.
  12. 12. How: day centres Day centres develop/improve their services to become family support centres to provide more support to parents in the centre and outside (outreach work). Purchase of furniture, development toys, literature. Staff will go through trainings and study visits. Inclusive events for children (summer camps, other social events). 2 boarding institutions for disabled children in Belovodskoe and Manas districts will be provided basic support.
  13. 13. How: increase awareness First web-site on children with intellectual disabilities. Existing general disability web-site www.KELECHEK.kg, devoted to children with disabilities and their families. Quarterly newsletters about the project and disability news in KR and abroad in electronic and printed versions. Informational e-network with regular updated news about grants, news and events for organizations and persons working on disability issues. Publications on disability issues. Coverage in mass media and blogging. Forums on disability issues. Changing attitudes through round tables, seminars on social model of disability.
  14. 14. Lessons from projects Parents - experts. Children – not only beneficiaries, but participants of the process. Cooperation – not competition – key to success. Share positive knowledge and skills for the betterment of everyone. The more we share the more resources explored. Networking – together we are power.
  15. 15. empoweringthevulnerable Thank you! www.kelechek.kg

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