American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Basketball for All

Basketball for All


Project Goals

To raise awareness about autism spectrum disorder and Down syndrome, as well as to create an inclusive atmosphere for 17 children with special needs through weekly basketball practices with 25 volunteers during the months of March and April, 2021.


Project Results

From March till April, 29 volunteers and tutors from AUCA and FLEX alumni program were involved in providing basketball sessions for 17 children. In addition, 'Autism Awareness' contest and informational sessions were held for 84 high school and university students in Bishkek, Osh, Toktogul and Naryn to spread awareness about inclusivity and autism spectrum disorder.


Project participants' feedback
  • “Thank you very much to the student organizers for this wonderful project! I wish there were many similar projects, and I wish health and happiness to everyone.”


Project Leader

Aidin Turganbekov (SOC-119)

The problem of providing equal rights and opportunities for disabled people has been a crucial problem for the entire time, particularly in the countries of the Post Soviet Union. When a person is with some kind of disabilities, he/she is immediately perceived differently or even excluded from the typical society. Following this, there are few almost to no opportunities which make the lives of these people convenient.

[Thus,] I want to focus on physical development [of children with special needs] through an inclusive world and friendly atmosphere...

American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

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