NUR-SULTAN – The inclusion support office opened Nov. 27 at new school-lyceum No. 88 is the sixth under the Every Child Deserves a School project launched by the Bolashak Corporate Foundation, reported the capital akimat (city administration) website.
“Students (with special needs) now have the possibility to study with their peers and receive the necessary individual support without interrupting the learning process,” said foundation Board of Trustees Сhair Dinara Chaizhunussova at the presentation.
The opening was sponsored by Chevron, which has been operating in Kazakhstan for nearly 26 years.
“Our enterprise supports medical institutions and implements international standards. In addition, we introduce the local specialists to the best global practices. This is our contribution to the social and economic development of Kazakhstan,” said company representative Zhanar Koshpanova.
Deputy Prime Minister Berdibek Saparbayev and capital Akim (Mayor) Altai Kulginov were present to get acquainted with the new school and the inclusion office’s potential.
The delegation examined the hydroponics study room and three-in-one room, a unique physics, chemistry and biology laboratory invented by the Kozmo.Drom educational project. While inspecting the school, Saparbayev noted the importance of cooperation among state and public organisations and foreign enterprises in realising social projects aimed at supporting children with disabilities.
“Our children have all the opportunities to study. This school is equipped with up-to-date facilities and the start-ups are applying their best innovative projects here. To date, much attention has been given to the development of education,” he told the teachers and administration.
He added officials are taking specific measures to improve teacher status and are anticipating their impact in raising a worthy generation of Kazakh citizens.
Kulginov noted he appreciated the efforts of the project initiators and promised inclusion offices will soon be opened in other city schools.
“The new school is one of the best – a special thanks to the Chevron company for its cooperation and support. Work hard for the sake of knowledge – we are providing all the conditions for this,” he told the school’s first students.