One of the ongoing projects that our Club is currently working on is raising funds to receive an international grant from the Rotary Foundation. Joint efforts of our club and our friends, Rotarians from foreign clubs and the Rotary Foundation, will enable us to equip Almaty specialized (correctional) nursery-garden No. 2.
The nursery garden itself was founded in 1961. At first it was just a general education unit, but in the 90s it became a specialized correctional institution for children with mental retardation. Currently, 6 age groups the operate in kindergarten and with a design capacity of 60 seats, 72 children attend it. With fairly decent conditions of detention (in 2011, the kindergarten was reconstructed), the main thing that is missing today is special teaching devices, equipment and educational materials that will help to improve the effectiveness of correctional work of specialists with children.
We have already negotiated with our Rotary District 2430, received the support of the regional administration and applied for an international grant from the Rotary Foundation. Also, we are in talks with one of the South Korean Rotary clubs, whose Rotarians have expressed interest in participating in one of our projects. The participation and support of several clubs is a prerequisite for the allocation of additional funds from the Rotary Foundation.
In the near future, we plan to hold several events to inform the public and to raise funds for this project.
If you or your organization is ready to join our project, fill out the form, which is located in the upper right corner of the page for your convenience. We will be very grateful and will contact you as soon as possible.