Volunteer in the Village

What’s a great way to help people while you explore your own interests and talents?  Volunteer with CDI!  Marvin B. came from Germany to Kyrgyzstan for 6 months, helping tutor German children of CDI staff and doing work in the community.  One of Marvin’s biggest contributions was in the preschool (kindergarten) in a village outside the city of Osh.  Marvin helped decorate the boring blank walls of the building with paintings of cartoon characters the children knew and loved.  Teachers and even some of the children got into the act.  And the new walls were ready in time for the big celebration for visiting dignitaries.  It made the perfect backdrop for the children’s songs, dances, and costumes.  Now CDI is looking into other ways to help and support this preschool.