I.Metshin visited a new “Svoi” youth club in the Kirovsky district of Kazan
A new “Svoi” youth club opened in the Kirovsky
district of the city. It hosts events for Kazan residents from 14 to 30 years
old, as well as classes of the school of leaders of the Yal municipal center.
This year, a record number of youth leaders will be trained here – 350 people.
The new youth space was inspected by the Mayor of the capital of Tatarstan
The club is located at 11 Khalturin Street, the
building was built in 1953. Previously in this facility with an area of 115 sq.
m. m was a pharmacy warehouse. “We decided that there are not enough youth
spaces in this district. There are youth clubs in the Kirovsky district, but
there are not enough new hot spots, - said the chair of the Committee for
Children and Youth Affairs Ayrat Faizov. - That's why we applied for the
republican program, and we were supported by the Ministry of Youth of Tatarstan”.
The design of the club started in early 2020, and the renovation work was
completed in December. And in February, the new youth club was opened.
The center is divided into two halls that can
accommodate up to 30 people. It is expected that up to 200 people will attend
the club every month. For example, in February, SMM classes, art therapy
classes, a board game championship, a lecture on fire safety, as well as a
master class on modern dance are planned here. The bright modern design of the
new space, intended as a coworking area or a time cafe, inspires for
creativity, and the walls are decorated with motivational posters.
There is also a school of youth leaders here. Classes
started in February and are held three times a week, future leaders learn the
basic principles of safety, first aid, pedagogy, psychology, and analyze cases.
The training will be completed in April. “For the summer time, we have planned
54 shifts in 14 camps. This year, we are preparing a record number of youth
leaders – 350 people, because updated camps will open after the program of renovation”,
- Ekaterina Belova, head of the methodological department of the Yal municipal
center, shared her plans.
“15 years ago, we were faced with the issue of
preserving youth camps. We have been told that it is no longer cool and became
outdated. It is great that we have preserved a network of country camps nearby
Kazan – Ilsur Metshin said. – We thank Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov
for the renovation program. Now it is not just camps, but the year-round recreation
Ekaterina Belova said that in November, employees of youth
camps from all over Russia came to Kazan for the All-Russian seminar. The visitors
got acquainted with the renovated camps in Kazan. “You can hardly imagine how
they were impressed!” - she shared with the Mayor.
For information, over the past five years, 59 out of
65 youth clubs have been renovated in Kazan. In addition, four camps were
overhauled under the republican program last year: Zarechye, Vostok, Unitur and