POLOTSK DISTRICT, 27 December (BelTA) - Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova visited the center for developmental education for children with special needs of Polotsk District to wish the children happy holidays and to give the institution a certificate for TV, BelTA has learned.
The guests saw the New Year Eve's concert which was organized for the children by teachers. Songs, dances, games, competitions did not leave anyone indifferent. Boys and girls were suggested to solve the riddles of the treacherous Grinch, to find the phone number of Grandfather Frost, and then to help him and Snow Maiden to light the lights on the Christmas tree.
The center is currently home to 84 pupils under 18 with disabilities and special needs. The institution provides early comprehensive assistance to children under 3. Children are taught in three preschool groups and four special classes. The educational process is organized according to a specially tailored program. The main focus is to socialize children with special needs.
“Our children undoubtedly need this festival, and we need it, too. In moments like these, we can fully feel happy because we are together children. Communication with children gives me energy. The Our Children campaign, which was initiated by Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko, finds great support all over the country. Here, in the center, the teachers do a great job, take care of the children, and use innovative methods of teaching. I would also like to congratulate the parents on the upcoming holidays, because bringing up children is probably the most difficult work. I would also like to wish happiness to all boys and girls. I want you to grow up healthy, love you country and be proud of it,” said Natalya Kochanova.
Local authorities also joined the campaign. Chairman of the Polotsk District Executive Committee Igor Markovich presented the center with a certificate for Br3,000. The money will be used to improve its infrastructure.
Photos by Aleksandr Khitrov