You Are Not Alone’s original mission was to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable children in Uzbekistan by renovating, refurbishing and equipping orphanages, so-called ‘Mercy Homes’, across the country. Over the years, You Are Not Alone supported the reconstruction and renovation of more than ten Mercy Homes in Uzbekistan providing a comfortable home with medical, educational and recreational facilities to hundreds of children.
Mercy Homes No.21 & 22 Renovation
The You Are Not Alone Foundation supported the full renovation of Mercy Homes No. 21 and 22.
Muruvvat, a home for disabled children without parental care, was reopened following renovation and refurbishment works by You Are Not Alone Foundation.
Tashkent Mercy Home
The Tashkent Mercy Home for children under the age of three underwent major renovation and reconstruction, as well as a full refurbishment and fitting with modern equipment.
Samarkand Mercy Home No. 1
The Samarkand Mercy Home No. 1 was built from scratch on a new spacious area with nine separate buildings and blocks. The Mercy Home has also been provided with advanced sports facilities, including a swimming pool, a large multi-purpose sports hall and a football pitch. Its courtyard is divided into playgrounds and a summer amphitheatre, where children can enjoy leisure time and take part in various outdoor activities. A new, well-equipped medical unit houses a dentist along with physiotherapy and exercise therapy rooms.
Mercy Home Refurbishment
This Mercy Home raised more than 1,500 children and at present homes more than one hundred children. The Home’s premises previously were in a state of disrepair, lacking the basic facilities needed for children’s development. As a result of major reconstruction work carried out by You Are Not Alone, the newly refurbished Mercy Home has over 10 classrooms, an exhibition hall, a large canteen, a hall for extracurricular activities, a library, a computer centre, a dance room, a playground, a medical unit and new sports facilities.
Mercy Home No.14
The You are Not Alone Foundation reopened Mercy Home No. 14 in the town of Chirchik following major renovation of the premises. The Foundation has also built new premises on the orphanage dedicated to extracurricular activities and extra classes where children can prepare for college or lyceum entrance exams.
Mercy Home No.23
You Are Not Alone built a new Mercy home No 23. The Mercy Home covers 2.5 hectares including administrative premises, a medical unit, three residential buildings, a conference room, a library, a sports centre, three swimming pools, a dining hall and an amphitheater with a large stage. All the units are designed to create favourable conditions for the emotional, intellectual, and physical development of children.
The secondary schools No. 5 and No. 43 in the Karakul district of the Bukhara region opened their doors to students after major repairs and provision with modern educational equipment.
“I am grateful for the opportunity You Are Not Alone has had to improve living and studying conditions for many orphaned children. Today, many Mercy Homes in Uzbekistan have all the modern facilities needed to provide a home in which children can grow and develop in a healthy atmosphere. I am hopeful that these improvements will support Mercy Homes and their ability to raise children in a loving and caring environment, providing them with a solid foundation for future.” – Lola Tillyaeva.