Representatives of the DPR Human Rights Ombudsman Office conducted a follow-up inspection of the educational process and living conditions in the public general-education institution Uglegorsk Special Boarding School No.6 attended by 70 children aged 7 to 16 with cognitive development disorder.
Representatives of the Human Rights Ombudsman noted the improvements made since the previous visit. The institution acquired a vehicle – a bus manufactured by PAZ, which is used for transportation of children.
At the time of the visit, refurbishment was being made in levels 3 and 4 of the building, and outside there were facade decoration works. For children there are cosy classrooms, playrooms, bedrooms, an assembly hall and a canteen.
Unfortunately, the institution still faces some problems caused by intensive hostilities of 2014-2015. The school was occupied by members of armed formations of Ukraine, who not only lived in one of the buildings that hadn’t been destroyed, but also appropriated the property stored in the premises of the boarding school. That is why the institution needs equipment for labour training lessons and furniture.
As part of the visit, representatives of the Ombudsman Office met the leading staff of the institution. They discussed living conditions, medical treatment, education, cultural and disciplinary measures. The Administration of the institution reported that the previous summer forty students attended a children’s health camp in Snezhnoe, and ten children had the opportunity to spend holidays in the city of Anapa, the Russian Federation.
Education and living environment for children in the Uglegorsk Special Boarding School No.6 received a positive assessment from the staff of DPR Ombudsman Office.
DPR Ombudsman Daria Morozova expressed gratitude to the administration and staff of the facility for faithful implementation of their duties.