Produced an informational video sharing the Roza Otunbayeva Initiative International Public Foundation’s story about the Jailoo Kindergartens Project.
Every summer in Kyrgyzstan, hundreds of families migrate to the high-mountain pastures, called “jailoos.” Some go to rest and re-connect with nature, while others work as hired shepherds–a valuable service in Kyrgyzstan’s livestock-based economy. The families live in trailers or yurt camps, sometimes for four or five months at a time. Their children are the focus of the “Jailoo Kindergartens” project.
During production of this video, we traveled with the Roza Otunbayeva Initiative to eight jailoos across three provinces to see firsthand how this unique program is bringing education to children in the country’s far-flung regions.