Donetsk, Mar 29 – DAN. Thirty eight specialized and inclusive educational facilities are ready to accept physically challenged children from Kiev-controlled territories of Donetsk region in line with the humanitarian aid program launched by the Republic, said deputy Education Minister Irina Simonova.
"Our educational facilities region in line with the humanitarian aid program aimed at reunification of Donbass people are ready to accept physically challenged children from Kiev-controlled territories of Donetsk region. There are 38 such institutions, 23 of them provide specialized care and 15 provide inclusive education."
There are three boarding schools currently working in DPR, she said, for children with cardiovascular diseases, psychoneurotic and musculoskeletal disorders; educational facilities for children with hearing problems, speech disorders and psychogenic illnesses are also available.
"A lot of work is done in educational sphere in DPR, aimed at maintaining rights of physically challenged children. Thanks to individual approaches integrated in our system such children are able to receive basic education as well as other children, and are socialized," said Donetsk school No.132 director Elena Levina.
Inclusive education means that all students attend and are welcomed by their neighbourhood schools in age-appropriate, regular classes and are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of the life of the school.
On February 17 DPR and LPR Heads approved the humanitarian aid program aimed to assist people living in Kiev-controlled territories. The main objective is to provide financial and aid assistance and educational assistance to vulnerable social groups. On February 21 the program was officially presented to people, hotlines and websites associated with the program were launched. *ot