In December 2015, Munisa organized “U2,” a short-term service-learning project to empower young people with disabilities. Munisa selected ten college level volunteers from Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies to plan and implement a one-day educational training for elementary students with deaf and blind disabilities in Boarding School № 1 in Tashkent city, Uzbekistan. The college volunteer team led a large group of students in fun and educational activities and provided each student with stationary and coloring supplies as a gift. The project positively benefited both groups of students; providing opportunities for everyone to learn new skills, and work cooperatively and relate to others. Most importantly to Munisa, the project built a stronger sense that people with disabilities are an equal part of the community.
Munisa (3rd from left) and volunteers lead student activities at the Boarding School No. 1 in Tashkent City, Uzbekistan
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