President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation visits orphanage and rehabilitation center in Baku`s district

05-04-2011 | 21:55        


On April 5th, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva familiarized herself with children’s home #2 in Baku renovated at the initiative of the Foundation. Azerbaijan’s First Lady also attended the inauguration of the rehabilitation center for children in need of special care. The center was built under joint cooperation project of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Russia’s “Uralsib” Financial Corporation.   President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva inspected the conditions created in children’s home #2 after reconstruction. Mehriban Aliyeva had a look into the daycare center for preschool children, showed interest in the first steps of the little in ones in education and inquired about shortcomings. Azerbaijan’s First Lady was told that the children’s home needed an additional building. Children’s home #2 was the first to have been included in the pilot project in 2009 in line with the related state program signed by President Ilham Aliyev. The aim of the project is to admit children from the risk group families, as well as those with only one parent and children of disabled persons to the daycare center. These children will spend 12 hours here. It makes necessary construction of an additional building. This building is planned to house gyms and work out rooms, psychologist’s and speech therapist’s rooms, a dancing hall, and other rooms. The Heydar Aliyev Foundation donated PCs, plasma TV sets, air conditioners to the orphanage. A photo stand displaying the photos Mehriban Aliyeva had taken with the kids every time she came here has been created in the children’s home. It’s in order to note that it is the 6th time Azerbaijan’s First Lady has visited this children’s home. The children thanked Mehriban Aliyeva for care of and attention to this orphanage. Mehriban Aliyeva also donated a large 28 place bus to the children’s house.  

On the same day, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uralsib Financial Corporation Nikolay Tsvetkov attended the inauguration ceremony of the rehabilitation center for children in need of special care. When touring the center, Meriban Aliyeva was informed that the medical institution covering an area of 1 685 sq. m. had been built in line with the most modern standards and had been equipped with the latest equipment. Sandplay therapy, a very popular method in world psychotherapeutic practice, is applied in the center for medical treatment of children. Remedial gymnastics is one of the major methods when treating children. All the rooms have surveillance cameras with image transmitted to a large display installed in the foyer. Medicinal baths are another way for the rehabilitation process. Children and adolescents here are taught professions such as sewing and carpet weaving. Doctors and psychologists believe that one of the main directions of social rehabilitation is teaching children practical skills and development labor habits. Nutrition of the children in need of special care is also kept in focus of attention. There’ll be a large canteen in the medical center. There’s also a well-equipped cinema here. Art therapy is another method of treatment. Moulding out of clay and playdough and painting develops children’s abilities and skills. The rehabilitation center also has a psychological freedom – sensor therapy room. Very popular world-wide balneotherapy will also be applied in the center. This is a kind of therapy that is very much liked by children and having positive impact on them. To make this therapy more effective, a special elevator is planned to be installed in the pool here, so that even children incapable to walk could benefit from these procedures. In the social environment diagnostics and socio-psychological testing room trainees and psychologists will hold trainings. Along with getting medical treatment, in the center the children will get education. In the compliance studying room education of children and teenagers is organized through games and toys, that is in a joyful way. The children showed the presents they had made of paper. Children suffering from cerebral paralysis are often prescribed wax therapy. Evaluation of psychological and physical abilities is done by three specialists: a pediatrician, neurologist and psychologist. The Heydar Aliyev Foundation made a gift to the rehabilitation center. The keys of the bus to transport the kids to and from the center were presented to the medical institution. Children’s doing sports is also kept in the center of attention. A sport ground has been built here for this purpose. There are also entertainment grounds in the center’s courtyard.