A new inclusive center for children with disabilities and their parents
will open in the capital of Tatarstan. The center will comprise a co-working, a
children's room, a psychologist's office and a sewing workshop. Mothers of
special children will be able to communicate, work, while their children will
be under the care of specialists, as well as participate in master classes and
receive legal or psychological assistance. The Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin
inspected the progress of repair work.
“We pay more attention to inclusion, including working with children
with special needs. Such a center has been expected for a long time, we
received many request from parents of special children,”- Ilsur Metshin said.
The workshop, where special clothes for children with disabilities are
designed and sewn, is now located at 27 Latyshskikh Strelkov Street. But soon
it will be relocated to a new facility at 28 Sibirsky Tract. There area will
increase five times than the current premises. It will allow to organize a
coworking here, which will be used for communication, workshops, consultations,
and as a conference room.
It is planned to organize 17 sewing working places in the workshop, and
mothers of special children will be able to earn money while teachers and other
specialists or volunteers work with their children next door. “The main reason
why it is difficult for mothers of special children to earn extra money is that
they have no assistance. We want to create comfortable conditions for parents
and children. They will be able to spend time with benefit in the center,”-
explained Daliya Gainanova.
The new center will host master classes for children and their parents. “We
received requests from mothers of special children to organize master classes
where they can learn how to work with their hands. We supported this idea,”-
said Roman Fatkhutdinov, head of the administration of the Sovetsky district.
Ilsur Metshin noted that the crafts made by them can be sold at the
fairs, which are held annually in Kazan. This tradition was born several years
ago on the initiative of schoolchildren. The received money are directed to
Daliya Gainanova also said that she plans to cooperate with maternity
hospitals and medical institutions to provide psychological assistance to
parents of special children. “They need the support and advice of specialists,
because sometimes they send babies to orphanages. They are not sufficiently
informed that it is possible to live well with such children, and the city
provides great support in this direction,”- she stressed.
In addition, the possibility of opening a training apartment for
children with disabilities in one of the premises is being considered.
The inclusive center with an area of 417 sq.m is located on the ground
floor of an apartment building. Now the repair work has been completed by 30%.
The Mayor of Kazan got acquainted with an interior design project developed
together with mothers of special children. Following the meeting, I. Metshin
instructed to finalize the project.