On 3 June Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva reopened the premises of Mercy Home (orphanage) No. 14 in the town of Chirchik in Tashkent region following major renovation of the premises.
The Mercy Home was founded in 1946 and its long-overdue revamp was financed by the You are Not Alone Foundation. It is currently home to over 100 children aged between 3 and 15.
“We are glad we have been able to bring a bit of comfort, warmth and colour into your lives, for both today and tomorrow. During the reconstruction work, we tried to take into account your interests, creating conditions for further education, extracurricular training, social integration and sports activities,” Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva said addressing the opening event.
Thanks to the extensive renovation work, which started in January 2013, the premises of the orphanage now offer state-of-the-art facilities as well as conditions a child needs to live and grow: new rooms, classrooms, a library, a computer lab, a sports hall and a medical centre have all been fitted with new furniture and equipment.
The Foundation has also built new premises on the orphanage land dedicated to extracurricular activities and extra classes where children can prepare for college or lyceum entrance exams.
The electricity, heating, water supply systems have been replaced and a new ventilation system has been installed.
The You are Not Alone charitable foundation was founded by Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva in November 2002 to provide comprehensive assistance and support to children left without parental care. With financial backing from the Foundation, a number of orphanages have been renovated, refurbished and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including sports areas, playgrounds, swimming pools and medical units. At present large-scale reconstruction work at Mercy Home No. 10 in Samarkand is nearing completion. Already in the pipeline is to build new premises for Mercy Home No. 6 in Samarkand and Mercy Home No. 23 in Tashkent.
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