06 August 2014, Wednesday, 12:19

Natalia Vodianova’s Foundation built a children's play park in Neftekamsk

author: Gulfiya Akulova

In Neftekamsk, a new playground for children of all ages and abilities, including children with disabilities appeared, according to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection RB. The new park adapted for children with disabilities is a joint project of Naked Heart Foundation established by a famous model Natalia Vodianova and administration of the city of Neftekamsk.

Construction of a playing facility located in the city recreation park cost 12 million rubles. The play park is a structure with a fenced yard, with a playground for younger children, a playground for children from six to 12 years and a separate playground for children with disabilities. Opening hours are daily from 10 am to 20 pm, entrance is free of charge. Pupils of the city rehabilitation centre for children and adolescents with disabilities were the first visitors of the new facility.

The Naked Heart Foundation was set up in 2004. The first playground was made in the hometown of Natalia Vodianova, in Nizhny Novgorod. To date, the charitable organization has built more than 100 playgrounds and parks in the cities of Russia. The goal of the "Play with Purpose" program developed by the Foundation is to create at least 500 play facilities. Applications from administrations and specialized agencies of cities to participate in the project can be submitted on the organization's website. Also the Naked Heart Foundation is implementing a number of other programs aimed at preventing children abandonment, support for families raising children with disabilities, and educational programs for professionals.