Uzbekistan: Children of about 40 thousand employees will have a chance to have a rest for free at children’s health summer camps

posted 18 Jun 2016, 13:02 by Webmaster Ambasciata

The Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan has taken care about the quality and diversity of their holiday.

1204 summer camps will operate this summer in Uzbekistan where more than 292 thousand children will spend their summer holiday. The best sanatoria too are well prepared for the summer season having created good conditions for the children’s joint recreation with their parents.

There are camps of common interests, those of technical and artistic creativity, ecological, biological and local history, operating similar to last year programs.

Winners of “Bilimlar bellashuvi” contest will be awarded free vouchers to intellectual development camps. The recreation program here included meetings with scientists, authors of text books and other interesting personalities. 

Particular attention is allocated to students of professional colleges and academic lyceums. They will be able to not only relax but also undergo a production internship at the camps of labor and recreation. These camps were organized by the Federation of Trade Unions and Center of secondary special and professional education jointly with the companies and farmers.

The Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan realized a whole number of projects on providing benefits to make sure that the greater number of children gets a good recreation. For example, parents will have an opportunity to pay 30% of the voucher cost on the average through trade unions at the place of their employment. Boys and girls from low-income families will receive vouchers for free. Children of more than 40 thousand employees will enjoy this benefit on the basis of relevant Collective bargaining agreements. 4,5 thousand children from Karakalpakstan and Khorezm region will be able to spend their summer vacation in the camps of the City of Tashkent, Tashkent, Jizzakh, Samarkand and Qashqadaryo regions in compliance with the State program “The Year of Healthy Mother and Child.”

Apart from that, the Council of Federation of Trade Unions organizes free recreation for 2 thousand pupils of mercy homes and 50 children with physical disabilities. It also plans to provide free health improvement jointly with the “Makhalla” charity public foundation for 600 boys and girls from the needy families.

For those who prefer family recreation the sanatoria “Turon”, “Chinobod”, “Botanika”, “Buston”, “Oqtosh”, “Koosonsoi”, “CHortoq”, “Chimyon”, “Zomin”, and “Sitorai Mokhi Khosa” offer their services. There are special “Mother and child” vouchers offered with discounts to mothers with children. 2400 such vouchers are planned to be allocated this year.

Daytime camps will be opened under schools, academic lyceums and professional colleges where will be organized cultural and enlightenment events, visits to parks of culture and recreation, architectural monuments, museums and a zoo. 

All camps and sanatoria offer their campers and holiday-makers interesting recreational programs, sporting events and circles. Libraries too will have something to offer, in the process of preparing for the summer season they were provided with fiction and periodic publications.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)