“Nurkurlai” is a little boy living in a home for disabled children outside Bishkek. Ryan, our physical therapist, and Aibek, our physical therapy coordinator, worked with Nurkurlai, helping him develop his muscles and large motor skills. After 6 months of working with Nurkurlai, Ryan and Aibek were unable to visit for a couple of months.
When Aibek returned to the orphanage, he looked for Nurkurlai, but he was not to be found in the crawling group, he had been transferred to the group for children that can walk on their own! When Aibek finally found him, he was amazed to see that he was walking outside with the other mobile children. On spotting Aibek, Nurkulai called out, “Watch me!” and he started to run!
There are many other children like Nurkurlai who, with Physical Therapy and practice, could learn to walk; they simply lack the opportunity. With the help of people like Ryan, Aibek and our whole CDI Children at Risk team, we can make an amazing difference in their lives.
CDI is currently recruiting physiotherapists to work with us in Bishkek. If you are interested, please get in contact with us!