The largest school for children with special needs in Estonia, Tallinn Tondi Primary School, received a swing for children with special needs as a gift. Social Protection Minister Kaya Iva, who visited the school with working visit, got acquainted with the situation in the school and discussed problems in this area with its management.
According to the director of the Tondi Primary school, Sirli Väinsar, for example, they discussed with the minister the question of funding, because due to the peculiar features of the school, it is the common point of the social protection ministry and education. "For example, we are looking for opportunities to provide children with severe disabilities in the health with their day-care services at school in the morning, before or after classes. Our children have this right by law," - said Väinsar.
According to the director, the school has received musical instruments and training equipment from the Ministry of Social Affairs within various projects. "It was the results of specific projects. Our task is to find permanent solutions," - she added. Children with mental and physical disabilities who study at the Tondi Primary School have been dreaming for a long time of a swing, which one could use being in a wheelchair. Support was provided by Tamro Eesti, which took upon itself the organization of children's leisure time and gave the necessary swings.
"It is important for Tamro to promote the well-being, health and quality of life of people. Since all children like to swing, it calms them down and gives them a lot of positive emotions, we decided to create this opportunity in the school," - said the head of Tamro Eesti, Yanno Kurg.
In Tallinn Tondi Primary School, there are 218 pupils with special needs, who have slight or severe disabilities in mental and often physical development. The largest school in Estonia for children with special needs will celebrate its 95th anniversary in January 2018. The mission of the school is to encourage, support and direct young people with special needs so that they can become as independent members of society as possible.