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Last updated: June 16, 2021

June 16, 2021

Forty-five-year-old Muboraksho Davlatov, a resident of Vakhsh village in Jayhun district, has been managing his family farm, “Ahmad-2013,” for twenty years. His wife, three sons, and brother all work on the four-hectare farm. Among Khatlon traders, Muboraksho’s farm is famous for its carrots and melons. In a good season, they harvest up to 150 tons of fruit and vegetables.

May 27, 2021

For would-be travellers forced to stay home by the COVID-19 pandemic, inspiration delivered via social media has proven to be an important substitute for postponed trips and has stimulated daydreams of adventure. Belgian travel blogger Cynthia Bil of Journal of Nomads, a repeat visitor to Central Asia, has used them during the pandemic to envision her next trip to the region.

May 24, 2021

Let’s Read Together is a live radio program in which USAID-developed Tajik or Russian language books are read aloud, followed by a contest where kids can call in to answer questions about the book and have the opportunity to win a USAID-donated book and certificate. 

May 17, 2021

Every week district training facilitator Tojiddin Karimov travels over an hour away from Dushanbe to the district of Shahrinav to train teachers from surrounding schools. Tojiddin is one of 125 district training facilitators from across Tajikistan who make the journey each week to their designated community-based methodological unit (CBMU), an anchor school in the community for teachers from surrounding schools to receive teacher training and support. 

May 7, 2021

Ismoil Oblonazarzoda, a 30-year-old handyman from the Panjakent district in northern Tajikistan, first noticed troubling symptoms in late 2018. He was sweating at night, easily fatigued, and visibly losing weight. In early 2019, he received the staggering news that he had drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB).