2016 News

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Transforming the Playground at the Tokmok Orphanage

Our newest initiative is to refurbish the playground areas at the Tokmok Baby House, which serves about 100 children ages 0-4. The current grounds are unsafe and unusable. KCF is answering the call from the orphanage director for a new playground. We have been working on this project in stages:

Old and unsafe playground.

Old and unsafe playground.

  1. We have first removed the debris and rusty equipment, including filling in an old pool that was unusable to provide more play space.
  2. We have raised funds to install a rubberized playground surface. We have selected a vendor, Ecostep, and will have the surface material installed as soon as the weather warms up enough.
  3. We’re now raising funds to purchase playground equipment. This will help the children’s physical and cognitive development.

Thank you for supporting this important project!

Unusable pool, taking up valuable potential play space.

Unusable pool, taking up valuable potential play space.

We have just started dismantling the pool.

We have started the first step, dismantling the pool.

Providing New Shelves for the Tokmok Orphanage

KCF has responded to the request for help at the Tokmok Orphanage, and we have just had 2 new sets of shelves built and installed in the orphanage’s Art Therapy room.

The corner before new shelves.

The corner before new shelves.

First set of new shelves installed in the Art Therapy Room.

First set of new shelves installed in the Art Therapy Room.

Area before new shelves.

Area before new shelves.

Second set of new shelves.

Second set of new shelves.

New Representation in Bishkek

KCF is thrilled to announce that we have a new Representative and Deputy Representative in Bishkek to help initiate and implement our projects, Ms. Gulira Daniyarova, and Ms. Aigul Kubatbekova. Together, we look forward to expanding KCF’s mission of assisting disadvantaged children in Kyrgyzstan.

Summer Picnic for Adoptive Families

Families with children adopted from Kyrgyzstan came to the Washington, DC, area on Saturday, July 30th, 2016, for a picnic and games with other families and the Kyrgyz community.