Study tour from North Caucasus explores Syria’s new approach to youth
DAMASCUS, Syrian Arab Republic, 29 October, 2010 – At first glance, Syria and the North Caucasus would seem to have little in common. But beyond the different cultures, people and histories, interest in youth development is increasing and making a significant impact in both places.
Polio-eradication partners monitor life-saving immunization drive in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 22 June 2010 – The fourth round of a national immunization campaign against polio has just been completed in Tajikistan, targeting almost 3 million children under the age of 15.
Second round of polio immunization campaign under way in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 19 May 2010 – The second five-day round of a national polio immunization campaign started yesterday in Tajikistan. Its aim: to stop a polio outbreak across the country.
In Tajikistan, immunization campaign battles new polio outbreak
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 6 May 2010 – A three-round immunization drive began last week in Tajikistan, in response to a polio outbreak that is threatening children across the country.
Global economic downturn worsens already harsh conditions for rural Tajiks
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 29 July 2009 – It would be hard to find a more beautiful region than Tajikistan's Rasht Valley. It looks like a land of plenty, its people tilling the soil and herding cattle. But appearances are deceptive.
Lack of safe water a daily struggle in rural Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 10 July 2009 - It is a fine, sunny day in Dushanbe, and people are out strolling, enjoying the city’s many fountains. But the lack of potable water has become a major concern for people here, and a major source of illness for nearby residents.
Getting ready for school in Tajikistan with the ‘Child-to-Child’ pilot programme
RUMI DISTRICT, Tajikistan, 29 January 2009 – A new initiative called ‘Getting Ready for School: A Child-to-Child Approach’ is being used for pre-school students in Tajikistan, where early childhood education is typically not an option.
In from the cold: Sheltering Tajik children from disaster with early childhood care
ISFARA, Tajikistan, 7 October 2008 – Almost a year ago, Nargis Juraeva began the winter of 2007 happily. She gave birth to twin sons Hasan and Hussein last November, doubling the number of her children from two to four. But her newfound joy soon turned to anxiety.
Pilot project helps children living with disabilities in communities of Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 6 October 2008 – Speech therapist Samad Shoev assists Aziza, 3, in correctly pronouncing various vowels by gently using his hands to help shape her lips.
Outreach project reduces AIDS risk, boosts confidence for young people in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 1 October 2008 – Zarrina (not her real name), 18, has been working as a prostitute for two years. She calls her work "a dirty job" but says she has no other means of making a living. She dreams of getting an education.
A place for orphaned and vulnerable children to call home in Tajikistan
SHARINAU, Tajikistan, 23 September 2008 – In the countryside outside Dushanbe, children in shorts and swimming suits leap into a fountain, squealing with delight. They come from a boarding school for orphans, but are spending several weeks in a summer camp where they can take a holiday from their studies and escape the heat with a swim.
Baby-friendly hospitals support exclusive breastfeeding in Tajikistan
Tajikistan, 7 August 2008 - Over the last decade, Tajikistan Breastfeeding Week has been made possible through the support provided by UNICEF and the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Tajikistan and its partners. This year, in an effort to increase support from other channels, World Breastfeeding Week is promoting the global theme of, ‘going for the gold by supporting mothers to breastfeed’.
Temperatures rise, but Tajikistan still on alert after winter crisis
NEW YORK, USA, 13 March 2008 – Two months after severe temperatures left the mountainous country of Tajikistan in deep freeze and without power, warmer temperatures are bringing a new set of dangers.
Life-saving hygiene programme for students in rural Tajikistan
ISFARA, Tajikistan, 10 March 2008 – School 57 is located in Tajikistan’s Aerport Mahalla village, which is home to approximately 400 families. Since 2002, this high school has been the site of a water, sanitation and hygiene programme that has transformed how the local community views vital health issues.
Fortified flour helps fight anaemia in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 8 August, 2007 – Isakov Urunboy is the technical manager of the Just Combe Invest flour mill in Dushanbe. On a table in his spotless office lies a mobile laboratory, the contents of which are expected to play a significant role in tackling a major health problem in Tajikistan – anaemia.
Pilot project provides a community-sentencing alternative for young offenders
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 2 August 2007 – We drive along in a shabby suburb of Tajikistan’s capital, Dushanbe. There is nothing remarkable about this neighbourhood. The low-rise urban landscape is a legacy of the Soviet era.
Children’s centres provide an alternative approach to juvenile justice in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 9 July 2007 – Just as our interview is about to begin, the telephone rings and with it vanishes the charming smile that lights up Abdul’s face. He senses that his mother is on the other end of the line.
Life skills-based education gets girls back to school in Tajikistan
ISFARA, Tajikistan, 7 November 2006 – Twenty per cent of young girls in Tajikistan are missing school. Most of them stay home to help their mothers with housework, while others take on seasonal farm work.
Schoolchildren in Tajikistan learn about hygiene and pass the lessons on
BOHTAR, Tajikistan, 27 September 2006 – The students click their fingers, stamp their feet and break out into a song with a rapper’s rhythm: “It is fresh water year. / We have some messages for you. / Boil the water you drink. / Cover your water container. / We have water running. / It runs through our village. / We should always keep it safe.”
Youth in Tajikistan educate peers on HIV and AIDS prevention
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, 17 November 2005 – Once unknown among Tajikistan’s predominantly Muslim population, HIV/AIDS is spreading with increasing speed across this mountainous country. One of the main contributing factors is the mobility of much of the working population.