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Аnna Milenina and Mikhalina Lysova presented the Ekaterenburg city Childcare Center for children with visual disabilities with a new playground

19 November 2018

On November 16, a grand opening of a sports ground for visually impaired children, built with funds from Paralympic champions Anna Milenina and Mikhalin Lysova, took place in Childcare Center No. 369.

Childcare Center  No. 369 for children with visual impairment has been working in this status since 1998. The institution is visited by almost 100 children from three to seven years. All conditions are created for students in kindergarten: there are high-level specialists who know the characteristics of such children, educators, speech therapists, and tiflopedagogs. In kindergarten there are six group rooms, an office with equipment for vision correction, an assembly hall, and specialist rooms.

Due to the lack of specially equipped spaces for adaptive physical education and sports and the limitation of premises inside the building, physical education has to be held in the music hall and on group venues on the street. Kindergarten really needed a playground.

Since 2017, the Childcare Center began to actively cooperate with the “Center for Paralympic and Deaflympic training of sports teams of the Sverdlovsk region“ Rodnik ”. Representatives of the center are regular guests at children's sports events, using their own example to show preschool children the opportunities for realization of people with visual impairment in sports.

Athletes of the Rodnik Center, Honored Master of Sports of Russia, 7-time champion, 8-fold silver and 2-time bronze medalist of the Paralympic Games in cross-country skiing and biathlon of people with PODA Anna Milenina and Honored Master of Sports of Russia, 6-time champion, 8-time silver and 3-time bronze medalist of the Paralympic Games in cross-country skiing and sports biathlon for the blind Mihalina Lysova decided to support the kindergarten pupils and build a personal-equipped children's playground on which they can niki visually impaired will be able to engage in adaptive physical education..

In the autumn of 2018, the construction of the site began: the foundation was prepared, the flooring, and the equipment was installed. A sports complex appeared at the site for the development of coordination, balance, and an eye, to improve the most important motor skills and abilities of the visual-motor coordination of children with visual impairment



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