The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Kazakhstan provided charitable assistance during the June 1 Children’s Day to the Ophthalmologist’s office in the Correctional Centre No. 2 (CC) for Visually-Impaired Children located at gymnasium No. 71.
“Having lost their sight under different circumstances, our children lose hope in their life. And all the efforts of the teachers in cooperation with the parents can give them hope for a bright future. Creation of such kinds of centres could help to orient many children in their life. That is why I would like to thank the administration of the city, also the education department in Astana, which supports the centre and gives the children an opportunity for adaptation in a social environment,” said UAE Ambassador to Kazakhstan Suhail Matar Alketbi in his opening remarks.
“The mission of our representation is to establish solid relationship for the benefit of our young generation. We are brotherly nations. That is why we support each other in all spheres. That is the primary goal for both countries!” he added.
The embassy’s support will help childrenaccess eyeglass lenses that are used in researching shortsightedness, farsightedness and squinting, synoptophore used for squinting diagnostics and treatment, and for remedial orthoptic exercises, according to the UAE Embassy press release. The CC has been operating since September 2014 and offers a wide range of professionals, such as logopedists, defectology specialists, psychologists, choreographers, exercise therapy specialists and other care giving specialists. The centre’s psychologists also help children’s parents cope with the challenges they’re facing as parents. In total, more than 50 children of pre-school age with speech and visual impairment undergo medical checks in the centre free of charge, based on the state’s quota. The Children’s Day event at the centre was highlighted with traditional Kazakh national dances, folk songs, piano music and accompanied by colourful mascots for the children’s entertainment. In addition, the Embassy arranged holiday buffet lunch for the children.