The Republic of Kazakhstan has adopted a state program to include children with special needs in the General flow of students. This program was called "inclusion". However, at the initial stage, educational institutions are in dire need of funds when opening offices of psychological and pedagogical correction, in connection with which Secondary school No. 184 appealed to the rotary Club of Almaty with a request to support the creation of such an office.
In parallel, we communicated with the organizers Of the center for Social Inclusive programs (parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)) and the Correctional and developmental center for sensory integration "Ray of Light". They help children to acquire communication skills and access to the social environment, help parents to understand and support their unusual children, give them hope that their children, as adults, will be able to live a full independent life.
After studying the situation and needs of educational centers, we turned to our long — term partner-Philips Kazakhstan, which agreed to support this project.
As a result, this small project helped to provide special educational AIDS to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The collected funds were used to purchase didactic materials, equipment for mental and physical correction.
Also, books and textbooks were purchased for the city's "pilot" project-an inclusive class in which children-RACES are taught together with ordinary children who voluntarily perform the role of "mentors" (Tutors) in accordance with the program of the Center for Social Inclusive programs. And for school No. 184 we bought furniture for the equipment of the office of psychological and pedagogical correction.
The project "Stream of Kindness" was implemented by us in April-December 2018.
We express sincere gratitude to our partner — Philips Kazakhstan company for the support!