Oasis has been running projects in Kyrgyzstan since 2008, and walks alongside young people who have been raised in orphanages. By the time young people are ready to leave these institutions they are often alone and unsupported, and are extremely vulnerable to exploitation, trafficking and involvement in crime and prostitution. Oasis walks alongside these young people through the Care Leavers Support Project, helping them to become part of a close knit and supportive community.
Oasis also has local experience of Anti-human trafficking work in schools and in the past has run transition homes for boys and for girls.
Today, the work of Oasis Kyrgyzstan centres on the Care Leavers Support Project which assimilates the work with care leavers around the crucial point of transition. The three-pronged initiative carries out work at local orphanages, as well as partnering with young people when they leave institutions and continues to journey with them as they take their first steps towards independent living. By building relationships, developing life skills and helping young people integrate into supportive communities, the initiative facilitates what can be a very challenging life adjustment.