Education • 29 May, 2018

More than 2.5 million children to participate in recreation activities during summer vacations — MES

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Minister of Education and Science Yerlan Sagadiyev reported on the organization of health-improving recreation, leisure and employment of children during the holidays at the Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev.

As the minister noted, this year in Kazakhstan, there are 2,815 million pupils of grades 1-10. The operation of 15,597 health camps and sites is planned for the summer holidays.

"Summer holidays for children are organized in two directions: health improvement and employment. Nearly 2,595 million children or 92.2% of the total number of students in grades 1-10 will be enrolled in the camps. Employment and leisure programs (sections, clubs, excursions, etc.) will cover 2,557 million or 91% of schoolchildren in summer," Sagadiyev said.

To provide financial and material assistance in organizing summer vacations for gifted children and children from socially vulnerable segments of the population, about 4 billion tenge was allocated from the local budget this year.

To coordinate the interdepartmental work on the organization of summer recreation and employment of children, the Prime Minister’s decree provides for measures to ensure sanitary and epidemiological, fire safety by local and central government agencies; prevention of child injuries, neglect and homelessness; medical care and health improvement.

The Roadmap for the development of health-improving rest and employment of children, children's and youth tourism during the summer vacations for 2016-2018 is being implemented. The joint order of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Internal Affairs approved a plan of measures for organizing the training of children in swimming for 2017-2019. The Ministry, within the framework of the Interagency Action Plan, monitors the information on the number of children covered in swimming training.

Akims of the Mangistau region, Y. Tugzhanov, Aktobe region — B. Saparbayev, Astana — A. Issekeshev, Almaty — B. Baybek and the deputy akim of the Akmola region — V. Krylov reported on the situation in the regions.

Based on the results of the consideration of the issue, the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev paid special attention of akims, ministers of internal affairs, healthcare to the issue of the safety of children. It is also necessary to strengthen public monitoring of the work of children's camps, and to conduct constant information and explanatory work among parents and teachers.

The general control is assigned to the Deputy Prime Minister E. Dossaev.

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