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LSM–08 KIRGUISTÁN Ak - Bulu children/edu- 01/07/2020 01/07/2021

LSM–08 Children’s Family Ak - Bulun 18+

About Children's Family / Orphanage in Ak-Bulun village:
Meerim Bulagy Orphanage is located in Issyk-Kul Oblast, in Ak-Bulun village. Family Orphanage
is a governmental property and currently cares 15 children, aged 4 to 18. Children speak Kyrgyz
language and study at secondary schools in the village. The children have many opportunities to
participate in different kinds of activities at the orphanage such as dressmaking class, drawing and
dancing classes, and sport clubs, computer club. The orphanage staff is 18. They have good
experience working with international volunteers. Each year they host up to 3-4 international
guests.
Mission: Organize children’s leisure time through conducting games, sport competitions, dance
classes, and English language lessons.
Participate in daily orphanage activities and spend leisure time with the children.
Note: We welcome all volunteers who are enthusiastic, creative and motivated to work with orphan
children. Alcohol and drugs are not permitted during the camp or at the accommodation venues.
Smoking is not allowed while volunteers are with children.
Accommodation
The volunteer will live with a local family, which will provide the volunteer with their own room
and all the necessary conveniences. You will join your host-family for breakfast and dinner; lunch
will be provided at the office together with other members of Children's Family

General Information
Program Requirements:
Language - Though the working language of international volunteers is English, at least basic
knowledge of Russian is recommended in order to communicate efficiently with local volunteers
and staff members of the organization. Beginner’s Russian/Kyrgyz language lessons are provided in

the participation fee. Knowledge of other world languages is welcome; this will enable you to hold
language courses with local volunteers and other youth in Karakol.
Other skills - In order to participate in the program you are expected to have past experience with
volunteer work, working as a part of a team, and depending on which project, working with
teenagers. For certain projects, it is recommended to bring literature and CDs with language
teaching programs.
We also expect you to be motivated and to actively participate in your own program’s
implementation and evaluation process.
Duration of the Program and Your Schedule:
In order to be admitted you must be able to participate for at least one month while the maximum
period of involvement is one year. Your work will range from 6 to 8 hours per day, depending on a
mutual agreement and the needs of the host organization. Normally volunteers work Monday
through Friday, though special events and activities sometimes require their presence during
weekends.
Program Costs:
The costs of the program are as follows:
 Cost for 1 month: 250 EUR.
 Cost for 3 months: 700 EUR
 Cost for 6 months: 1400 EUR.
 Cost for one year: 2500 EUR.
The program fee covers administrative charges, accommodation and food (provided by a host-
family), pre-departure preparation assistance, beginner's Russian/Kyrgyz language classes and 24-
hour support and guidance from professional, locally based staff. If you need a guided transfer
from the Bishkek Airport to Karakol, an additional 50 EUR will be charged.
The program fee does not cover your roundtrip flight to Kyrgyzstan. Your visa, medical and
travel insurance, airport departure taxes, and travel expenses during your stay in Karakol (if not
directly connected to the volunteer work) are your responsibility. Costs of personal Internet time
and phone calls are also the responsibility of the volunteer.
Application process:
Please contact us so that we can send you an application form. After receiving your completed
application we will inform you within 10 days whether you have been accepted.