At the end of 2018, FSDS initiated a Christmas & New Year Campaign – “Bringing Joy to Children”. The purpose of this initiative was to collect gifts for children with disabilities in rehabilitation centers and create a vision of an inclusive community where no one is left behind.
All staff were engaged in preparing gift boxes, but we wanted to involve as many people as possible in order to spread the message and reach more children. As such, the campaign idea was shared with various organisations and civil society groups to raise their interest in filling up more gift boxes. Within a month, 27 organisations joined our campaign!
From December 25 -30, we delivered gifts to 124 children in rehabilitation centers and remote villages across Kyrgyzstan (Batken, Naryn and Issyk-Kul). Here’s a short video capturing the precious smiles of the children and all partners involved!