This summer, Udit village celebrated the completion and opening of a new school. The old school in this hard-to-reach mountain village had been on the verge of collapse. Too poor to repair the school on their own, the community contacted Central Asia Institute Tajikistan for help. With the support of friends from around the world, Central Asia Institute Tajikistan was able to step in and build a new school for the community just as they began to lose hope.
Travel with us to this rural Tajik village to see for yourself what your support and generosity made possible.
When it rained or snowed studying in the school was too dangerous. Teachers and parents worried the roof would collapse. Classes were moved to teachers’ homes or cancelled as a result. In 1993 a 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the region, causing children to run screaming from the school as the roof broke and classroom walls split.