meeting the needs of the least served
In 1994, SHARE International began work in the oblast of Kyzylorda - at the time of the break up of the Soviet Union considered one of the poorest areas of Central Asia and the site of the environmental disaster of the Aral Sea. The oblast hosts Kazakhstan’s only active leper colony and has some of the highest rates of tuberculosis and throat cancer in the whole region.
At the invitation of, and in partnership with local organs, SHARE’s volunteers and partners provided the Kyzylorda oblast with:
New roofs and plumbing to the orphanages
Clothed hundreds of poor children unable to attend school for lack of clothing
Taught English to older orphanage children
Hosted summer camps for disadvantaged children
Provided two shipments of medical supplies to local TB and cancer hospitals
Provided relief to victims displaced by flood waters from the Syr Daria
Provided orphanages with food and appliances
Distributed 500 New Year’s gifts to disadvantaged children
As countries, their people and societies evolve, their needs and desires develop as well. SHARE International has sought to grow with the people we serve and partner with. Early on, our projects focused especially on social needs, progressing toward an emphasis on educational projects. As our relationships have continued to mature, we concentrated on professional exchanges and technological development.
Our passion has been to serve where we can make the most difference, so our projects always reflect input we receive from local partners. So while the distribution of our work has evolved, we continue to serve in all of the spheres mentioned here.
* Tax deductible