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Voice championing disabilities

Since the age of five, when Ali Amanbayev was diagnosed with a serious spinal injury, life has been a constant struggle. “As a schoolboy, I began using crutches and had to do my homework lying on my back,” he recalls. “As the years passed, I realized that life would only become more difficult. It ismore

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Lyazzat Kaltayeva: “There should be no barriers in our society”

Ahead of the International Day of Disabled Persons (3 December) Lyazzat Kaltayeva, a leader of the NGO supporting the rights of people with disabilities, was awarded at the Asia Pacific Award of fighters for the rights of people with disabilities. During the intergovernmental meeting Socio-Economic more

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Picture Spread: Stories from the Lives of People With Disabilities in Kostanay City

The grant programme under the UNDP and RK Ministry of Labor and Social Protection Project provided funding to NGOs based in Kostanay, Karaganda and Almaty to develop effective approaches to social services for people with special needs. more

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Unlocking energy efficiency in Kazakhstan

A few years ago 14-year-old Arman dreaded going to physical-education classes at Public School Number 9 in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana. It wasn’t that Arman disliked sports. It was that the gymnasium in his 63-year-old school was so cold in winter that he and his classmates could see their breathmore

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