First Vice-president Mehriban Aliyeva attends the inauguration of a new building of the children’s shelter “Place of Hope” in Bina settlement

On June 13, First Vice-president of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva attended the inauguration of a new building of the children’s shelter “Place of Hope” in Bina settlement, Khazar district.

As the old building of the children’s shelter “Place of Hope” did not meet contemporary requirements, a new building was constructed by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

Mehriban Aliyeva became familiarized with the conditions created in the new building.

According to the information given, the children’s shelter was instituted in 1997. Children under 18 have been inhabiting this place. While in the shelter, they are provided with legal, moral, social and medical aid, and supported in adaptation to the society, and receiving education.

Workshops on various spheres of art – carpet making, painting, handicraft - have been created at the institution, in order to shape tastes of the children inhabiting the shelter, and developing their talents and skills.

Created with participation of children, the painting “Keche” was presented to the president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

The building of the two-storied establishment is designed for 53 children. The new building allowed to create separate sections for boys, girls, and small-age children. All rooms have been provided with state-of-the-art equipment. Sleeping rooms, classrooms, computer rooms, resting zones for the inhabitants to spend their leisure efficiently, and a canteen have been created at the children’s shelter.

Then, Mehriban Aliyeva met inhabitants of the children’s shelter, and talked with them. Ten year- old Omar Musayev said they liked the conditions created in the new building, and that there were all necessary conditions to study, and spend leisure hours. Taking interest in children’s wishes, Mehriban Aliyeva said she would visit them again, noting that the primary duties of the children, now provided with all necessary conditions, is to study well. Little inhabitants of the institution told Mehriban Aliyeva that they were interested in music, painting, and performed songs.

The building’s backyard was improved, and a greenery zone laid out.

Mehriban Aliyeva wished the children’s shelter “Place of Hope” successes in their activities.