Central Asia School for the Deaf

Provide operating expenses for the Central Asia School for the Deaf.

The Central Asia School for the Deaf is in one of the most remote and impoverished regions in Central Asia. For centuries, deaf boys and girls have been shunned by their families and communities because of their inability to communicate. When children lack the ability to communicate, they are considered a burden to their families and communities. Through this program, hearing-impaired students are given training in sign language, reading, handwriting, basic computers, mathematics, and life skills. They also receive a healthy snack each day along with a warm classroom during harsh winters. Above all, they are given dignity. Your gift to the Central Asia School for the Deaf will cover the operating costs of the school, including school supplies and snacks, and provide salaries for teachers, vocational trainers, and an administrator.

In addition to classroom activities, students can become apprentices to learn trade skills. Five students have been placed with local vocational trainers who are teaching them to make a living through tailoring or carpentry. They still attend school during the mornings while learning their trades during the afternoons.

Since the commencement of this program, we have witnessed a change in the community’s perception of deaf students. This group, who was once almost invisible in this community, now brings light through their infectious smiles and joy. While many programs improve quality of life, the Central Asia School for the Deaf gives hope to the hearing impaired in this rural community. Those who were once considered hopeless now experience joy, receive unconditional love and learn about the love of God that lasts for eternity.

The Central Asia School for the Deaf is in one of the most remote and impoverished regions in Central Asia. For centuries, deaf boys and girls have been shunned by their families and communities because of their inability to communicate. When children lack the ability to communicate, they are considered a burden to their families and communities. Through this program, hearing-impaired students are given training in sign language, reading, handwriting, basic computers, mathematics, and life skills. They also receive a healthy snack each day along with a warm classroom during harsh winters. Above all, they are given dignity. Your gift to the Central Asia School for the Deaf will cover the operating costs of the school, including school supplies and snacks, and provide salaries for teachers, vocational trainers, and an administrator.

In addition to classroom activities, students can become apprentices to learn trade skills. Five students have been placed with local vocational trainers who are teaching them to make a living through tailoring or carpentry. They still attend school during the mornings while learning their trades during the afternoons.

Since the commencement of this program, we have witnessed a change in the community’s perception of deaf students. This group, who was once almost invisible in this community, now brings light through their infectious smiles and joy. While many programs improve quality of life, the Central Asia School for the Deaf gives hope to the hearing impaired in this rural community. Those who were once considered hopeless now experience joy, receive unconditional love and learn about the love of God that lasts for eternity.

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School supplies
$10
covers 1 child
Fuel to heat classroom
$50
provides for 1 month
Food for 1 family
$400
buys 1 year’s supply
School operating expenses
$1000
covers 1 month
Teacher & translator stipends
$3600
funds 1 year
School operating expenses
$12000
provides for 1 year

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Central Asian Peoples

From the mountain peaks of the Caucasus to the steppes of Kazakhstan, the heartland of Asia is a place of mystery, having been mostly off-limits to travelers for the last 2000 years. With its blue-domed cities, frenetic bazaars, and remote yurts, Central Asia captures the romance of the Silk Road. Ancient traditions, loyal relationships, and generous hospitality make up the foundation of Central Asian values. Once home to the early church, Islam is now the predominant religion of Central Asia. Architecture, dress, and cultural expectations are all marked by it's influence.

Political, religious, and cultural divisions have fractured Central Asia's governments and global relations. This instability has left people seeking an anchor for hope and peace. Jesus is their peace, but most of Central Asia's 365 million people have no knowledge of the gospel.

Pray that as Central Asians will meet the life-giver and Prince of Peace so they can experience the abundant joy that Jesus offers.

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