Azerbaijani First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva viewed the conditions created at the orphanage and kindergarten No3 in Khatai district, Baku, after renovation on October 4.
The first lady viewed photo stands depicting the previous state of the orphanage, Azertac reported.
Baku Mayor Hajibala Abutalibov informed the first lady that the orphanage was built in 1976. Mehriban Aliyeva toured the orphanage that handles up to 107 children aged 3 to 18.
The kindergarten has dance, vocal, housekeeping, painting, and carpet-weaving classes, and a rich library.
An additional canteen, gym, sports and assembly halls, as well as a room for meeting with parents were also built here. The area of the building was expanded to reach 2,126 square meters.
The President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation spoke with children.
Mrs. Aliyeva noted the importance of encouraging reading among children.
Mehriban Aliyeva then posed for photographs with children, and wished the staff of the orphanage success.
The Heydar Aliyev Foundation, founded in May 2004, successfully implements many projects in developing of childcare institutions' infrastructure, as well as addressing local problems in various parts of the country, and assisting to the vulnerable groups of population.
The Foundation has provided funding for the reconstruction of orphanages and boarding schools throughout the country, implemented various projects for their students, and built new schools.
Furthermore, the Foundation is frequently holding festivities for children from various orphanages in Baku, and Rehabilitation Center for People with Down Syndrome. The Foundation also holds social programs abroad.
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