May 10, 2005

Mehriban Aliyeva attended the opening of College No. 3 in Nizami district of Baku

On May 10 solemn opening ceremony was held for college 3 in Nizami district of Baku after fundamental repair and reconstruction works implemented due to funds of Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Collective of college welcomed President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva with big sincerity and flowers.

President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva cut the band symbolizing opening of school, took the cover from bust of nationwide leader of Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev in foyer of the ground floor of school, laid flowers on the monument made of white marble.


Principal of school Nushaba Heydarova said that building of school built in 1958 was unavailable because it was not repaired for long years. After Mrs Aliyeva was familiarized on January 31 this year with situation of school, recommended to start fundamental repair works here due to funds of Foundation. Basic repair and reconstruction works started here in the next day were fully completed in three months. School is equipped with modern appliances.


Mehriban Aliyeva was informed that 62 of 184 children at the school are involved in individual education. Labor training classes are preferred here. Courses on carpet-weaving, sewing, carpentry contribute to possession of various specializations of children.


Mehriban Aliyeva saw handworks of children, as well pictures devoted to life and activity of nationwide leader Heydar Aliyev, National Heroes of Azerbaijan, famous figures of literature and art.


Walking classrooms, subject cabinets of college, President of Foundation paid special attention to quality of repair and appliance, took interest to norm of food per child, situation of provision with school supplies, fund of school library, said necessary aid will be rendered to solve the raised issues.


Taking interest to training process, Mehriban Aliyeva highly valued capacity of children. Carpet weaver girls presented President of Foundation their gift - carpet reflecting portrait of Mehriban Aliyeva, holding in her arms child deprived of parental care. Mrs Aliyeva, much impressed of this gift, said she would keep it as unforgettable memory.


Children learning computer expressed their respect and love for genius person Heydar Aliyev, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva with words they wrote in computer, pupils taking music class with songs and poems they performed.


Parents of children appreciated real maternal care of Mrs Aliyeva to children`s homes, boarding schools, said thousands of families receive share of happiness and consolation from this attention and care. They expressed deep gratitude to Mehriban Aliyeva for attending the opening of school in the birthday of nationwide leader, celebrating the day of establishment of Foundation with children.


Education minister Misir Merdanov stressed importance of works realized in frame of Program "Development of children`s homes and boarding schools" that is worked out by Heydar Aliyev Foundation, said complex reconstruction and fundamental repair works are underway now at 11 of such schools.


Head of Nizami district executive power Abdin Farzaliyev talked of fundamental repair works conducted due to funds of Foundation on the initiative of Mehriban Aliyeva at children`s homes and boarding schools within District.


Mehriban Aliyeva requested and recommended collective of college not to forget ideas of nationwide leader, genius personality Heydar Aliyev, lift the attention towards children needing special care, understand responsibility, honor and generosity of their duties.


Mehriban Aliyeva was taken picture for memory in front of bust of great leader Heydar Aliyev.