Kiev and Kyrgyzstan: Innovations in Education
The opportunity to develop and deliver training to professionals working with children with disabilities in Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan has established a unique collaboration. Creative learning methods employed within an atmosphere of mutual respect, have facilitated the exchange of ideas, values and beliefs about the needs of vulnerable and stigmatised children. Training has helped to enhance knowledge and understanding of issues pertinent to contemporary practice and enabled the development of practical skills and methods for the delivery of care in under-resourced areas of practice. The need for long term sustainability in training and the value of networking has been acknowledged by those in a position to facilitate change. Most significantly, the anonymous child has become a central focus for service planning for the future.
Keywords: Collaboration, Education, Children, Disabilities, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan
Programme Leader, Faculty of Medicine