February 2, 2005

President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva visits boarding school 3 for mentally retarded children located in settlement of Merdekan

On February 2, president of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva within the framework of the first stage program prepared by the Foundation on acquaintance with the boarding schools and children`s homes of the city of Baku has visited the boarding school 3 for mentally retarded children located in settlement of Merdekan of the Azizbeyov district of Baku.

 

Children and teachers warmly have met Mehriban Aliyeva and her daughter Leyla and have presented them flowers.

 

Director Taleh Mammadov informed that in the boarding school functioning since 1984, 17 teachers are engaged in study and education of 176 children. The boarding school is under the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of Population, and also representatives of the Norwegian humanitarian organization periodically visit it.

 

Mehriban Aliyeva has viewed separate classrooms, sports hall, and was interested in rest of children. The UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, who has met and talked to representatives of the English organization on rendering joint assistance to Azerbaijan, has been informed on the work done by them in boarding schools, the actions that have been carried out within the framework of the year program, the rendered aid.

 

The Foundation`s president has familiarized also with the dining room and kitchen, has expressed satisfaction with good condition of the local equipment and quality of meal prepared for children.


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