15.08.2019 | The Foundation of the First President will assist in the modernization of the system of support for children with special development needs

The Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy in accordance with the order of Elbasy N.A. Nazarbayev begins work on the implementation of the new  initiative «Kamkorlyk», aimed at supporting children with special needs.

Today in Kazakhstan there are about 86 thousand children with disabilities and 156 thousand children with special educational needs. According to the results of the analysis carried out by our experts, most children need rehabilitation. These are children with diseases of the nervous system, musculoskeletal system and other complex diseases.

The Foundation of the First President, combining the efforts of state, commercial and public institutions, is working to improve the conditions for the development and life of children with special needs, namely the modernization of the support system for such children.

Asset Issekeshev, the Executive Director of the Foundation of the First President, spoke about the mechanisms for implementing this initiative:

– As a priority measure to reduce disability, socialization, prevention and create conditions for children with special needs within the framework of this initiative, the Foundation of the First President at the first stage will assist in opening eight rehabilitation centers based on existing infrastructure. We also plan to help open 8  resource inclusion support centers in educational institutions. The cities of Nur-Sultan, Taraz, Turkestan, Semey, Kostanay, Uralsk, Atyrau and Taldykorgan especially need such centers. On behalf of Elbasy, equipment will be taken over by JSC «National Welfare Fund «Samruk-Kazyna». At the same time, the Foundation of the First President assumes the training of specialists and assistance in creating a consolidated electronic platform.

The above activities are only the first stage on the initiative «Kamkorlyk», which will additionally reach about 5 thousand children with special needs annually.

In the medium term, an integrated assistance system will be created.

On August 1, 2019, the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, during a meeting with the Executive Director of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Asset Issekeshev, gave instructions on the initiatives of «El Umіtі» and «Kamkorlyk».

The Foundation carries out its work on the implementation of a number of activities. We are launching two new projects «El Umіtі» and «Kamkorlyk»  aimed at supporting talented youth and children with special needs in development. It is necessary to help gifted young people to study at home and abroad. This is a very useful and necessary work. In general, it is necessary to intensify the work of the Foundation in this direction, said the First President of Kazakhstan.

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