Shop to Support!
By buying an item you will not only have an originally present
You also support the youth of Kyrgyzstan
so they can support their family!
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Training Young Artisans – the story behind
Caring for people – an important value of SiRo.
One of the challenges of Kyrgyzstan is the high rate of unemployment. We want to support young men growing up in Kyrgyzstan to have a highly qualified technical education. The goal is that with their learned skills and knowledge they won’t have to leave Kyrgyzstan in order to earn money, but could stay in their motherland and create enough income to support their families.
For this reason we love to partnership with “A Workshop for a Future”. Let us introduce you to Andreas – founder of this workshop:
My goal is to give young people skills so that in the future they are better able to provide for their families. Most of the young men in Kyrgyzstan leave their homeland to work in Russia. Some even turn towards extremism. In collaboration with Crosslink Development Intl. I built an apprentice workshop. Currently I am training six young boys – ages between twelve and fourteen – in woodcarving and wood-art skills. They come to the workshop five days a week after school. In the four hour slots I spend with them in the afternoon it is a joy to see their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn and develop their craft.
Thank you so far for listening and helping us to improve the life of this young generation, giving them a sign of hope.
A Workshop for a Future
An education with the future in mind!
“I have never seen a foreigner in our village like Andreas who passes on his craft and knowledge to our youth with such passion and perseverance.“