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New Building Construction and Territory Equipment for
Child Care Center State Institution of Kyzylorda city

Saby Charitable Foundation
Almaty, 2012

Kyzylorda city. Hard weather conditions, ecological disaster zone of Aral Sea, constant water deficiency and, as a consequence, low level of life and health of local population, especially children, induced the Foundation to direct special attention to this region.

Child Care Center, situated in the regional center at the address: 84, Baiseitov street, is one of the most dangerous social institutions of the city in technical condition. This building is a frame house built in 1956, which is unsafe and old. Walls, patched with clay, are thoroughly whitened by workers of the institution, but this does not save from regular leakages and fragmentary breakdowns. Numerously painted window frames cracked and do not protect against winter cold and summer heat. There is no any heating; the process of heating is carried out by a ramshackle boiler house by means of rusty and rotten tubes. Small children live in such difficult conditions; they start here their life full of hardships without any support of parents and relatives.

Having organized the inspection of the institution in 2009, Saby Charitable Foundation decided that repair of this old building was unreasonable and concluded that a new modern building for children shall be constructed. Orkendeu Project of new building construction for Child Care Center in Kyzylorda became the most ambitious, resource costly and expensive project; more than 300,000 KZT had been spent for its realization.

Notwithstanding the social significance of the object, the initiative of the Foundation was not accepted at once. Approbation of the government of Kyzylorda city and Health Administration was received only one year later. The Memorandum about Cooperation and Collaboration was concluded in August, 2010, according to which the administration separated a land parcel at the address: 84, Baiseitov street. Saby Foundation started the development of design and estimate documentation.

But four month later, when working drafts were almost ready, the administration of the city changed its decision and gave another land parcel for the construction at the address: w/o No. Beibarys street. This decision caused 100% alteration of design and estimate documentation including the realization of new geotechnical investigations. But problems still remained.

When carrying preparation and planning works, 3 communication pipelines were found out on site, which were not registered in the city schemes. Design and estimate documentation had to be altered for the third time, because the availability of pipes, including gas pipe of high pressure, required to change the siting of building to dozens of meters.

The procedure of state expertise of the project turned out to be difficult. Experts- pedants expressed a lot of critical notes. Besides, more than half of notes were simply sophisticated. It took 9 months to get a conclusion of the expert commission.

Now all difficulties left behind. Presently, finishing works are carried out. The object will be put into commission in January 2013. Landscape and shade gardening including tree, flowers and lawn grass planting, is planned to be carried out in spring.

The project of this building has no analogues among social institutions of Kazakhstan, beginning from design and architecture ending with equipment and landscaping. Even the problems of economy of budget means for the period of building exploitation were taken into account. The building is not typical; we built not a common house, but a house where we tried to create for children maximal comfort and homelike atmosphere. Design and estimate documentation stipulate the construction of 3 main brick buildings (2 buildings– two-storied, 1 building – single-storied) with total floor area of 1,717 square meters, independent heating module operating on 2 types of fuel, engineering and utility services rooms, big summer showrooms, playgrounds, selected recreation areas with landscaping and fountains, perimeter barrier from splitter blocks, laying of all communications, paved roads and sidewalks, area and perimeter lighting of the territory.

Interior decoration of the building was carried out taking into account all standards of Building Codes and Regulations and Sanitary Regulations and Standards using modern, quality and ecologically clean materials. Object equipping with necessary facilities, furniture and interior was carried out at the expense of Saby Foundation thanks to our dear philanthropists.

Moreover, the local center for children’s early development of M. Montessori system is stipulated in the new building. For this purpose special equipment and materials were purchased in Omsk, Russian Federation, as well as educational seminars for employees of the Child Care Center with a teacher of the Russian Association of Montessori were held.

So, this building is not just a new building, it is absolutely distinct new house built in accordance with the latest standards where children will start their life in warm, careful and harmonious atmosphere.

Photos of the old building of the orphanage in Kyzylorda
Photos of the new building of the orphanage in Kyzylorda

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