26.08.2019 | The Foundation of the First President presented children schoolbags with reflective elements

Since August 1, in all regions of the country, the annual nationwide campaign «The Road to School» has been held. The goal is to provide support to students from low-income and large families during preparation for the beginning of the school year.

Participation in this action has become a good tradition for the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy.

The Foundation of the First President continues to collect children in schools throughout Kazakhstan. As part of the nationwide campaign «The Road to School» this year, the Foundation provided financial assistance to 500 children from low-income and large families. Over 10 years of the action, we have collected about 9 000 children in school. This year, the contents of the backpacks replenished with a sports uniform.

To date, the campaign covers the cities of Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Kostanay, Petropavlovsk and the following small cities of Kazakhstan: Karatau, Zhanatas (Zhambyl region), Shardara, Abay (South Kazakhstan region), Urzhar (East Kazakhstan region), Sarkand (Almaty region), Usharal (Almaty region), Aralsk, Kazalinsk (Kyzylorda region), Semey and Kurchatov (East Kazakhstan region), Karaganda, Temirtau, Abay, Shakhtinsk, Mustafino, Zhezkazgan, Pavlodar, Kulsary (Atyrau region), Fort-Shevchenko, Zhanaozen (Mangistau region), Zhitikara, Lisakovsk (Kostanay region), Bulayevo, Mamlyutka, (North Kazakhstan region). School bags were handed over to children not only from cities, but also from remote villages of these regions of the country.

This year, the large-scale campaign «The Road to School» is being held as part of the republican creative festival «Symbolism of Birds in the Culture of the Great Steppe» in the village of Korgalzhyn, Akmola Region, with more than 150 children participating, including from the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.

Models of school bags are equipped with reflective elements. This important detail will become a loyal assistant to the child on the roadway. The satchels also contain a basic set of things that may be needed in any emergency: a safety memo for the student, a flashlight, an alarm (whistle).

Thus, the schoolbag has another important function: to act as a kind of guarantor of the safety of the school kid.