Today, December 27, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko together with Kyiv mayor Vitalii Klytschko opened a new modern Center of social rehabilitation for disabled children.
In the Center children from birth up to 18 years will undergo social rehabilitation. It is planned that simultaneously about 70 children a day will have a chance to undergo rehabilitation procedures.
"Ukraine is moving towards European standards, including in the provision of social support for children with disabilities. The opening of this ultramodern Center of social rehabilitation is one of the steps on this way. We are gradually transferring from residential care facilities for children with disabilities to inclusive upbringing and inclusive education. This Center offers all conditions for development of children with disabilities necessary to prepare them to get basic, general, secondary education and to ensure all the conditions for the adaptation of children to a normal life", said Pavlo Rozenko at the opening of the Center.
"It is very important that Kyiv municipal administration in a difficult situation in which significant funds are being spent on repair of roads, infrastructure development, builds and puts into operation new social institutions. And this should be an example for everyone," he said.
According to Pavlo Rozenko, every head of regional, municipal, district administration should spare no effort to improve availability of local infrastructure for people with disabilities. The Vice Prime Minister added that no infrastructure object should be put in exploitation unless access for people with disabilities is ensured and this issue is within responsibility of local authorities.