MINSK, 18 January (BelTA) – Almost Br450,000 worth of funding was provided to round-the-clock care homes for disabled children during the New Year's charity campaign Our Children, BelTA learned from the press service of the Labor and Social Security Ministry.
About 130 organizations and 246 individuals took part in the charity event. Employees of the Labor and Social Security Ministry and subordinate organizations visited orphanages and the National Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children. The amount of aid they provided was about Br30,000.
The Labor and Social Security Ministry noted that all the children received gifts. To create a comfortable and enabling environment at care homes, the ministry purchased goods and equipment or transferred funds for the purchase of equipment necessary for rehabilitation, education, development, leisure, and dining.
The Labor and Social Security Ministry runs nine orphanages where 1,400 children and young people with disabilities live. About 1,200 children undergo rehabilitation at the National Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children every year.
The Our Children charity event was held from 15 December 2022 to 15 January 2023