Our Stories

  • Mar 23, 2018

    “I spent 8 weeks in the hospital. That was the scariest time of my life. I saw how someone with TB died. That case made me realize, that I want to fight for my health and that I want to live with my family, see my children, my wife and my friends,” stated Ahmed

  • Jul 25, 2017

    The new curriculum kicked off at the Textiles College in Ashgabat, supported by UNDP, the Ministry of Textiles, and UNDP national partner the Blind and Deaf Society of Turkmenistan. The first of its kind in Central Asia, it allows hearing impaired students to develop skills at the same speed as others and showcases the possibility of zero-stigma in academic environments across the country.

  • Jul 20, 2017

    In September 2016, Turkmenistan introduced a ground-breaking new measure to enable hearing impaired students to share classes with those who aren’t.

  • Jul 20, 2017

    Shabibi Osmanova, with visual disability since her birth breaks the stereotypes and fights social stigma. Shabibi recently became a full time student at the university in Belarus and completed the first semester of schooling.

  • Jul 20, 2017

    Participants of the “Social Inclusion through Leadership Skills for Disabled Women in Turkmenistan” project of support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Deaf and Blin Society of Turkmenistan (DBS) prove that disability is not an obstacle and inspire by their personal stories, drive and courage.

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