|Mr. KONO, right, an occupational therapist, listens to Ms. Nargiz YUSUPOVA during a visit to her home|
On August 2nd, along with Mr. KONO and the Federation staff member, I visited Ms. Nargiz YUSUPOVA (19 years old) at her house. Ms. YUSUPOVA has osteogenesis imperfect congenital, or brittle bone disease, which causes her difficulty walking, with the result that she spends most of her life at home. Listening to her story, we discovered that Ms. YUSUPOVA has excellent coordination and makes bead accessories. Mr. KONO suggested that she come to sewing classes organized by the Federation, adding, “Instead of staying home because of your disability, why not use your talents and get outside more often?” advised Mr. KONO.
The sewing classes Mr. KONO recommended are held in
|Ms. RAHIMOVA, right, participates in a cooking class. She has two children with disabilities. “I met other mothers in a similar situation, and I learned that I’m not alone,” she told us.|
Training Skilled Staff with Up-to-Date Rehabilitation Techniques
|Mr. KONO, left, demonstrates rehabilitation techniques at a general rehabilitation center in |
During his stay in
* This project has been made possible thanks to a grant from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects in addition to generous individual donations.