January 31, 2005

Mehriban Aliyeva visits assisting school 11 for mentally retarded children in Nesimi district

President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva, within the four-phase program on familiarization with the boarding schools and orphanages in Baku launched by the Foundation has visited the number 11 school for mentally retarded children In the Nesimi district of capital. Children and teachers sincerely welcomed Mrs. Aliyeva and her daughter Leyla, presented flowers.


Director of the School updated Mehriban Aliyeva saying it functions since 1937. 64 pupils receive education at the School, while 336 pupils are served at home. 102 teachers deal with their training. After classes the children are taught specialties of carpentry, shoemaking and tailoring. Last year, in the basketball contests among the mental-retarded children initiated by the Special Olympic Committee, the pupils of School have taken the first place.


Mehriban Aliyeva has toured the classrooms, watched the lessons and took interest in their everyday life conditions, saw exhibition consisted of their handworks and point titled "Couple of wings of successful policy". She stated that Foundation she heads will take necessary measures in direction of fundamental reconstruction of school building, solution of problems.


The children and teachers expressed gratitude to Mehriban Aliyeva for care and attention shown to them, said that arrival of Mrs. Aliyeva caused big happiness of children in school.