On December 29, inauguration of the rehabilitation centre for under-age visually impaired people, a social shelter for people aged over 18, as well as a social shelter and rehabilitation centre for under-age, constructed by the Ministry of Social Protection of Population in Zabrat Settlement, took place.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva and family members attended the ceremony.
The Head of the State, his spouse and family members made themselves acquainted with the conditions created at the complex.
The social rehabilitation centre for under-age visually impaired people consists of a building with education, swimming and sports halls. The building accommodates also a conference hall and an exhibition salon. Handicrafts of under-age visually impaired people are displayed in the exhibition salon. The building has been provided with an elevator equipped with a voice system designed for visually impaired people. The centre features 4 wards with 12 beds, a laundry, and rooms for methodics and table games. Rooms in the building for teaching the Braille alphabet, Braille publications, voiced publications, adaptation equipment and teaching their use are high-level. Dance and music lessons, computer, bibliographic summary, large font rooms, and a rich library in the centre will be placed at the disposal of those coming here.
Education building of the centre, with the area of about 2800 square metres, accommodates rooms for ophthalmologist, therapist, psychological analysis, trainings for increasing sense in legs and using a walking-stick, training rooms for increasing visually impaired peoples’ visual imagination and memory, as well as a canteen.
In the sports building, there is a games hall, and rooms for a trainer and physician. Visually impaired people may engage in various types of sport. The swimming pool of the centre is also on an advanced level. Here has been built a 25-metre long pool.
All buildings constructed in the area have been provided with centralized hot water, air conditioning systems, and there are two water tanks and a transformer for electricity supply. All buildings have been provided with up-to-date furniture, inventory and other equipment. Extensive improvement and construction works have been carried out on the territory.
Then President Ilham Aliyev, Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva and family members made themselves acquainted with the conditions created in the social shelter for people over 18.
With the total area of 2011 square metres, the three-storied building features a physician’s room, medical examination, registration sections, a canteen and a kitchen, a laundry, and clean inventory rooms. In the shelter, there are also rooms for table games, computers, temporary treatment box and treatment rooms, and other administrative rooms. Ten sleeping rooms with fifty beds have been provided with all necessary conditions. Various events will be possible to hold in the conference room. Moreover, people of this kind will also use the reading hall, library, and a table games room. There are also cooling chambers, storehouses for vegetables, bed sets, as well as for solid and soft items in the building.
The President and his spouse made themselves acquainted with the conditions created in the social shelter and rehabilitation centre for under-age.
The centre consists of a rehabilitation building and a sports hall. The three-storied rehabilitation building features physician, medical examination and registration rooms, a canteen and a kitchen, rooms for meetings with parents, and for the service staff. A computer room, teachers’ room and five classrooms have been created in the building. In the rooms designed for study groups, the under-age may spend their leisure efficiently. This building too will have a conference room, a table games room, and sleeping rooms. An up-to-date sports hall has been created in the centre.