In the Republic started the first (regional) stage of the Republican competition "the Best social projects implemented in Kazakhstan". In all regions, Astana and Almaty commenced the work of the Commission for accepting applications and selecting the winners, which included the governors of advisers on disability issues, representatives of non-governmental organizations (hereinafter - NGO), regional branches of the party "Nur Otan", regional chambers of entrepreneurs and other stakeholders. There was already registered 13 participants.
The competition aims to attract the attention of civil society to the solution of problems of citizens who find themselves in difficult life situations, providing them with equal opportunities for life and development of their creative potential.
To compete for the title of winners can NGO, public associations, organizations of persons with disabilities, individuals, and other institutions and agencies, whose activities are aimed at development of the system of social protection of the population.
Acceptance of documents for participation in the contest is until June 30 of the current year. All projects have won first place in the regions will be considered by the national Commission under the MLSP RK, which will determine the winners.
Presentation of the best social projects and the awarding ceremony will be held in September 2017 in Astana.
"This competition is held in Kazakhstan for the fifth consecutive year. Its main objective is assistance to persons with disabilities, the elderly, large families and other socially vulnerable segments of the population. Thanks to the implementation of social projects provided support and assistance to more than 250 thousand citizens who find themselves in difficult situations, including over 100 thousand of persons in need of real help.
It was noted that over the years, among the participants were our citizens being in difficult life situation, not complaining about fate, managed not only to obtain a profession, but also to open their own business and have become to help others. Their dedication, desire to self-actualize and contribute to society is a worthy example for all of us. So lend a hand, support in the best of their ability, is our duty. I urge our fellow citizens to take an active part in the Republican competition "the Best social projects implemented in Kazakhstan", - said the Minister of labor and social protection of population of Kazakhstan Tamara Duissenova.
In 2016 the winner of the competition was Sergey Makhashev of Almaty, with the project "Service online sign language". Through this project persons with disabilities with disorders of speech and (or) hearing can get the services of sign language (sign language interpreters) in real time via the Internet. Only in 2016, four managers sign language interpreters working in the service, served more than 300 people.
Second place went to Vasily Shimansky from Kokshetau social project "Organization of palliative care center at home for disabled of the 1st group, disabled children up to 18 years who have difficulties in movement, living in the city of Kokshetau and Krasnyi Yar". The goal of the project is supporting the rehabilitation of people with impaired musculoskeletal system through active socialization in the society. Last year the center for consultation asked 50 patients, in their treatment there is a positive trend.
Third place was awarded to the author of the social project "the Provision of special social services to victims of trafficking" Anna Ryl from Astana. The project operates a crisis centre providing for rehabilitation of the victims of trafficking and provide them with a full spectrum of social care. In 2016, the center has hosted more than 60 people and around 200 people received advice and assistance.
We will remind, the exhibition "the Best social projects implemented in Kazakhstan" has been held since 2013. Over the years the competition was attended by 495 social projects, of which 94 named winners of the regional stages. Out of a total of 17 winners of the social projects are financed by own funds, 38 funded with the support of sponsors and raised funds, 39 are being implemented under the state social order.