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"Kenes" the Island of Hope

How much do we know or want to know about our fellow citizens with disabilities? At the moment, over 600,000 people suffering from Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other diseases live side by side with us. If one adds their family members, the number of people exposed to disabilities, direcmore


Adapting to life in East Kazakhstan

Since the independence of Kazakhstan, over 1 million people including over 464,000 ethnic Kazakhs (Oralmans) immigrated to the country in search of a better life. The repatriation of Orlamans was seen as a way to preserve national identity and increase the internal stability of the country. While mumore


Voice championing disabilities

Since the age of five, when Ali Amanbayev was diagnosed with a serious spinal injury, life has been a constant struggle. “As a schoolboy, I began using crutches and had to do my homework lying on my back,” he recalls. “As the years passed, I realized that life would only become more difficult. It ismore

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"From Exclusion to Equality: Realising the Rights of Persons with Disabilities"

The National Human Development Report for 2009, which is the country’s first comprehensive study on the status of persons with disabilities, outlines a road map of measures the government needs to take to meet its obligations and improve the standard of living for persons with disabilities.

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