Okul Ata

"Okul Ata" one of the programmes for supporting children in Kyrgyz villages. In Kyrgyz culture 'okul ata' means 'second father' - the person who provides added help and support for their chosen son or daughter ('okul bala') in finding their way in life. We select academically gifted children from village schools who are in need of financial assistance to receive an education which would allow them to fulfil their potential. We put their information on our website so that people who would like to help them can contact them. Then, if they like, they can choose their own 'okul bala' to sponsor in getting a quality education.