Dmitry Shlapachenko

Published on August 1, 2022

Social Inclusion Ensures Equal Opportunities in Turkmenistan

When I saw the light in her eyes, I felt we had chosen the right path and are doing the right things. The little girl’s name is Melek (name changed) who lost her mother at birth -  her father got into deep depression,  taking care of older child and his sick mother, working to sustain the family and having no additional support to provide proper care for the newborn. As we many in such a situation, Melek’s father placed her in the Baby home with a promise to visit and take back when she reaches the age of three.