KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia charity foundation in the Discovering the World project.
Discovering the World project
This August KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia supported the Dara charity foundation in the Discovering the World project, aimed at rendering additional assistance to educate visually impaired children in Astana.
This August KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia supported the Dara charity foundation in the Discovering the World project, aimed at rendering additional assistance to educate visually impaired children in Astana. As part of the project, an eight-day seminar for 25 teachers and specialists working with visually impaired children in a number of Astana educational institutions was held in the city's National Library. Among the speakers were two visually impaired employees of the Library, and the participants were provided with ample and instructive materials to be applied directly in their work.
In addition to the seminar organisation, the Dara foundation and KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia decided to support the Astana city council programmes in part of pedagogical work with visually impaired children: along with educational events support, the participating institutions received basic sets of study materials and equipment for educating such children, and will soon receive books in embossed printing. On 28 August the participating institutions were also provided with special devices for teaching visually impaired people, and a special classroom for visually impaired children was created at Astana School No. 10, which opened its doors on 1 September.
"We decided to support the Discovering the World project for a number of reasons. First, it aims to help special-needs children and the teachers who work with them – and there is always much help needed in this area. Second, it is an educational project, and education is one of our firm's major CSR lines of work," commented Karlygash Kaltayeva, Head of Markets and CSR Committee member at KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. "We believe our readiness to join resources and support social sphere professionals can make the world a better place."