Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Nalaikh Disabled People's Kindergarten

There is an large group of disabled people in Nalaikh, which is a town located about 30 Km East of Ulaanbaatar.  The local residents felt strongly that they needed to work together to help their neighbors.  So the Disabled People of Nalaikh organization was formed to alleviate the general needs of their people.  One of the major problems is that there are about 350 families with a disabled parent which have young children at home to care for.  So these families have trouble looking for work or holding jobs.  One solution this community organization thought of is to provide a daytime kindergarten school for the young children to be taught, while their parents work.  Deseret International Charities approved a project to provide sanitary toilet facilities for this new school.   They also plan on holding various vocational classes in the basement.  The school should be completed and able to start classes next month.   More photos will be posted when the school has their opening ceremony.  

We were very excited to be able to evaluate their request and work with the Humanitarian arm (DIC) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to finance this project.  It is especially rewarding to know that for only $160 US Dollars, people who donated to the Humanitarian fund have helped to provide the toilets for their facility.  Truly with small donations, great things can be accomplished.

1 comment:

  1. Way to go! This looks like a great project! The Lassons