The project aims to empower children with special needs in accessing education and development. As part of the project, the work is underway to expand the network of cabinets for psychological and pedagogical correction in the Republic of Kazakhstan and Resource Centers for Inclusive Education on the basis of general education schools in Kazakhstan.
"Different-equal. Creation of inclusive society in Kazakhstan" project
Thanks to this project and other similar initiatives, over 83,000 "exceptional" children (about 76%) are now enrolled in Kazakhstan.
WHO HAS MANAGED TO GET HELP?
"In October, 2021, a boy named Yerbatyr came to our center, who had a visual impairment. At first, he was constrained and laconic, afraid of harsh sounds. It required the help of specialists in coordinating the movement of the hands, the development of fine motor skills, teaching the child to distinguish shades. The work was carried out according to the individual-developing plan of Yerbatyr, which took into account all the nuances and tasks in development and correction.
"During the cooperation and with the support of the Social Development Foundation "Samruk-Kazyna Trust", 15 OPPC-s have been opened, which serve as supporting institutions in their regions to provide psychological and pedagogical services to children with special needs and 17 Resource Centers for inclusive education in Kazakhstan."
MARZIYA YAKUPOVA, HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PEDAGOGICAL CORRECTION OF FAMILIES
SAULE BEKSULTANOVA, PROJECT MANAGER OF "DARA" FOUNDATION
On the second cycle of classes, after working with specialists, improvements in the formation of basic skills were noticeable. The boy began to form tactile-sensory processes: he began to distinguish between different surfaces by touch. If earlier he could not perform movement with his eyes, now he does visual gymnastics without difficulties. Now our Yerbatyr is a cheerful and positive child. We believe that the right differentiated work, using special methods, forms and means, creates comfortable conditions in training and development, which will help Yerbatyr to socialize and achieve great success in the future."