A pair of wings to fly
When you don’t see any toys around the house a four-year old boy lives in, you might think what does he plays with.
But Rahat (name changed) knows what to play with, he finds a strong stick that serves as a knightly horse and probably he would also have a long wooden sward to protect his small house where he lives with his five siblings and dad. Sky’s the limit for his creative innovations.
Social work specialists mobilize local resources to help children in need
On International Children's Day, June 1, 2021, social work specialists in Balkanabat city organized a celebration for children in need and their families.
The event that gathered around 150 children with their families was organized by Myrat Gylychmammedov and Orazmuhammed Rejeptaganov, social work specialists of the Balkanabat city. “Balkanenergo” Production Association provided a venue for the event and local music and art groups, responding to the invitation of social work specialists, volunteered to entertain children with their performance and games.
Strengthening social workforce capacity in Turkmenistan
“Good social work carries unique, professional, and humanistic qualities [of social service workforce] in all its aspects: knowledge, skills and relations,” notes head of the training team who supports the UN-Turkmenistan Joint Programme on community-based social services.
Discovering a new helping profession – a specialists of social work
In her previous job at a local bank, one of Mahri Rejepova’s responsibilities was to provide support to people who were struggling with banking.
She remembered how she used to keep a glass for water and a chair next to her table for the elderly people to whom she provided assistance, in order to comfort them with their problems.
“Being overwhelmed with their concerns, these people would sometimes be aggressive, and they would not accept any advice until they calm down” recalls Mahri.