ASTANA – A charity event devoted to World Autism Awareness Day was held April 2 in the Keruen City shopping mall, according to the press service of the Bolashak Corporate Fund.
More than 50 parents, five foundations and public organisations have united to carry out the campaign aimed at spreading information about the problem of autism, calling for understanding and support of children with special needs.
The event featured music and creative activities for children: face painting, art master classes, scrapbooking, drawing on easels, spirograph drawing, salt dough modelling, entertaining programmes by animators, as well as performances of Kazakh musicians and artists, Senim centre educates and Yerke studio of the Military-Patriotic Centre of Kazakhstan.
More than 1,000 blue ribbons and 2,000 information flyers were distributed. Several thousand people attended. Guests were also able to purchase a bag with their own design and individual drawing, making a charitable contribution of 1,000 tenge (US$3.2). All proceeds will go to the Bolashak project Kazhdyi Rebyonok Dostoin Shkoly (Every child deserves a school.)
“Today is a good example of combining the efforts of charity foundations, public organisations, private centres, specialists, parents and children. The fate of people with the diagnosis of autism is not indifferent to us! There are many creative zones for everyone. Everyone is important for us, regardless of the development specifics or other factors,” Director of the Bolashak Corporate Fund Dinara Chaizhunussova noted.
The Bolashak Fund also launched an annual contest to form an inclusive society and create equal opportunities for people with special needs among media representatives, media professionals and amateurs on the best materials on covering inclusive education with a prize fund of 750,000 tenge (US$2,399.) For more information visit www.bolashakcharity.kz.