First inclusive playground for special children opened
Inclusive platform «Kunshyaq» created at the initiative of the akimat and the public Association «Rotari-club»Astana.
On September 29, the first Playground for children with disabilities was opened in the capital. It is located in front of the sports complex «Kazakhstan». Specifically for the project was allocated an area of 1382 sq. m. the Site includes 42 units of various equipment. Namely-game complexes with the possibility of arrival of wheelchairs, safe swings, adapted sandbox tables, special tactile panels.
The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the mayor's office of the capital, President of the public Association «rotary club of Astana» Lyazzat Alshinova, representatives of the U.S. and Norwegian embassies, President of the charity Fund «Kasietti Zhol», specializing in the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy, Gulmira Abeldinova.
«On behalf of the mayor's office of Astana, I want to thank everyone who participated in the opening of this site. It is very convenient, necessary and necessary for the city. Such projects will be even more in the city. There is a special program to ensure not only the safety of the city, but also the convenience for all our residents. I think this project will become very noticeable. I want to announce that our children are waiting for gifts prepared by akimats, « deputy mayor of Astana Yermek Amanshayev said.
According to Kazakh studies, children with disabilities are inferior to their peers not for medical reasons, but for social – due to lack of active employment, communication and motor games. Thus, the creation of an inclusive Playground is another step towards children with special needs.
«Children in wheelchairs cannot use swings and slides in ordinary playgrounds. They want to, but they can't. And on these swings you can sit with a stroller, ride yourself. Perfectly all done. Let such projects be opened for all children, so that children are always happy. The smile of the child – the most important thing», – shared his opinion of the grandmother of a very special child of Darius Rakhimov.
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