A creative center for students and children with disabilities will open at school No.49 in Kazan
In Kazan, it was decided to establish a creative and educational center for
children at school No.49. The training will be held on the principle of
inclusive education – schoolchildren and children with disabilities will be
able to attend classes. The Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin inspected the building
where the workshops will be located.
An additional building on 30 Musina Street with an area of 300 sq. m. was
built in 1977 for shop classes for boys. It has not been used for about 7-8
years, said the principal of school No.49 Dmitry Sadetdinov.
This year, it was decided to renovate the building and establish a creative
training center with workshops there, where students of all nearby schools and
children with disabilities will be able to study. Dalia Gainanova, Kazan City
Duma deputy, is the initiator of using a closed building on the territory of
school No.49 for these purposes.
Dalia, as a mother raising a child with disabilities, knows what such
families need – Ilsur Metshin said. – Now we want to have several such centers in
the city, where children with disabilities could get the opportunity to
socialize and communicate with other children. We will establish such centers
in each district at schools, cultural centers and other municipal facilities”.
“We plan that here children will be engaged in carpentry, mechanics,
robotics and pottery”, - the school principal said. Pottery and robotics are
especially important for children with autism spectrum disorders, as they
improve their psycho-emotional state due to the improvement of fine motor
skills, he explained.
“It is crucial to implement this project efficiently, we will purchase all
the necessary equipment, - the Mayor said – We would like to check all the
stages of repair works so that the building is as convenient and accessible as
possible and nothing has to be redone”.