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The Ministry of Energy told about the operation "Rescue of Turtles", which was carried out at the construction site of a solar power plant in Navoi region. Ecologists found 29 wintering turtles at the future construction site and transported them to the nursery.
The operation took place in 2020, before the construction of the SES. After the construction zone was designated, the investor of which is Masdar (UAE), an ecological soil study was carried out on the selected site. Burrows have been discovered that are being dug for the wintering of the Central Asian turtle.
In October-November 2020, environmental specialists carefully opened the upper layers of the soil and found 29 wintering turtles on the site. In accordance with the protocol agreed with the participating ecologists and the regional branch of the State Committee of Ecology, the turtles were transported to a temperature-controlled nursery.
During the first research work in June 2020, no reptiles were found, since this time for Central Asian turtles is the period of summer hibernation. Already at the end of May, they hide in burrows, hiding from the heat.
In order to return the turtles to the natural environment, ecologists have found a suitable site adjacent to the northern border of the project site. The choice of the zone was approved by the regional representative office of the State Committee of Ecology.
Similar work is being carried out on each project, the press service of the Ministry of Energy assured.
The press service of the UNICEF regional office published a message about the beginning of cooperation between UNICEF and the Center for Cybersecurity of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uzbekistan.
The first joint event was timed to coincide with the International Safe Internet Day, which is celebrated on February 8. The purpose of the event was to reduce harm and protect children from online violence. Uzbek parliamentarians, representatives of state bodies, public organizations and the Commissioner of the Oliy Majlis for the Rights of the Child became its participants.
The global situation with the Internet is such that today a third of all its users are children under the age of 18. Every second in the world, two children discover the Internet for the first time. In the context of the pandemic, the role of the Internet in the life of mankind has grown significantly, people began to spend more time online.
Along with this, both opportunities and risks have grown. In addition to expanding horizons and creative inspiration, children can also encounter various forms of violence on the Internet– including cyberbullying, cybercrime, and cybergruming (creating trusting relationships for the purpose of sexual exploitation of a child or teenager).
Systemic measures should be taken to counter online violence, says Munir Mammadzade, who heads the UNICEF Office in Uzbekistan. In particular, we are talking about "improving parental skills, raising awareness of children themselves, improving social services and child protection personnel, as well as a strong legislative and institutional framework, including a data collection and management system."
According to the head of the Cybersecurity Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uzbekistan, Bezkhod Mamadzhanov, the problem of preventing and combating cyber threats against children and adolescents is particularly acute in countries where the majority of the population are young people, which includes Uzbekistan.
As a result of the event, it was recommended to improve interdepartmental cooperation, increase the activity of civil society organizations, raise awareness of children and adolescents, as well as their parents, and train parents and primary care professionals on how to properly support children and protect them from online threats.
For the first time, the Ministry of Health organized the forum "Medical Volunteers". The main purpose of the event is the development of the volunteer movement in the field of medicine. This is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Health.
The forum was attended by Deputy Minister of Health A. Azizov, Chairman of the Central Council of the Youth Union of Uzbekistan A. Dzhumabayev, Deputy Khokim of Tashkent D. Rakhimova and Director of the International Fund for the Development of Science and Education "Ziyo Forum" B. Farmanov.
During his speech, Deputy Minister of Health A.Azizov spoke about the future plans of the Ministry and the mechanisms for their implementation, and also noted that young people are a huge force to achieve their goals.
The event was also attended by the coordinators of the projects "Medical Volunteers of Uzbekistan", "Phenomenon of Uzbekistan" and "Breathe, Uzbekistan", who are engaged in volunteer activities in the field of medicine.
In the second part of the forum, participants were introduced to master classes by volunteers, which included master classes on topics such as first aid, oral hygiene, proper dressing, artificial respiration.
The voice conversation will take place on 10.02.2022 (Thursday) at 20:00 with the head of the Association of Volunteers of Uzbekistan, the winner of the Tahsin award and the mer-Sakhovat badge, an experienced psychologist Shirin Abidova, who gathered all the active youth of the republic into one family.
If you are interested in the volunteer field, want to get useful knowledge and information in this area, and also want to communicate with a qualified psychologist, be sure to take part in this meeting!
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Tashkent city public Association of disabled people "inclusive society" organizes knitting circles for our dear sisters
Our partner is funded by the international charitable public Foundation for Ecology and Health "ECOSAN".
Announces the start of admission to new groups for March.
The course is free of charge, and graduates receive a certificate of honor.
Hurry up! 15 persons with disabilities living in the city of Tashkent, as well as low-income families included in the list of "Temir Daftar" can enroll in the courses.
Applications are accepted until February 27, 2022!
What will you learn in our 3-month circle "weaving"?
More than 20 different seams on the Spitz and hook
The concept of seam schemes
Getting a size for clothes
Knitting children's clothes
The official shelter for dogs Haet was founded by Iroda Matkarimova in 2018. The shelter is located 25 km east of Tashkent. For 3 years of work, 2000+ animals have been attached, now there are 3500+ dogs in the shelter.
06.02.2022, members of the NGO "Mehr va Oqibat" came to visit.These are the deputy of the Oliy Majlis Elena Babenko, the dog handler Ksenia Kazak, as well as the OZH volunteers. They brought the puppies food and sweets.Despite the heavy rain, the work in the Hut was already in full swing. The guests got acquainted with our pets, in what conditions the dogs are kept, how they are fed, treated, and walked.The caretaker Dilya told how life goes in the shelter, that the dogs have their own curators and regular volunteers who come to help every weekend. Even in this weather, their favorite assistants are with them. They also told the guests about the current projects "Lessons of kindness" and "Hold your paw, friend" on zootherapy, which they conduct together with volunteers at schools and institutions. We have outlined joint plans. Conducting a seminar of dog handlers and zoopsychologists. In March, a planned vaccination of shelter dogs with rabies vaccination is planned jointly with the staff of the OZH.
How students from Uzbekistan become volunteers, what attracts them to this activity and how they learn to empathize and help those who need it especially. They help sick children, participate in charity fairs and deliver food to the homes of WWII veterans. They told about what motivates the volunteer guys to help others on the Student's Day.Amina Makhmudova and Farrukh Mukhammedov
Amina and Farrukh help veterans of the Great Patriotic War. Amina is studying political science at the Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies, and Farrukh is a future international lawyer, studying at the Uzbek branch of MGIMO. And they are united by their participation in the actions of the All-Russian public movement "Volunteers of Victory", which is represented in Uzbekistan.
Amina and Farrukh learned about the work of the "Victory Volunteers" at the local representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo.
"My grandfather was also a veteran of the Second World War, we lived in different cities, so we could not visit him as often as we would like," says Amina. — But I know that volunteers often came to him. It is so important and so pleasant when veterans are given attention and support regularly, and not just in May." First of all, volunteers help veterans with food. And they also congratulate them on all possible holidays, the list of which is made up in advance - this is the New Year, Navruz, and the Day of lifting the siege of Leningrad.
As MGIMO students, we were invited to a New Year's event at Rossotrudnichestvo. There I was dressed in a Santa Claus costume. And we were offered to congratulate one of the veterans in this form these days," says Farrukh.
The campaign, when "Victory Volunteers" visit veterans in the images of Santa Claus, has been held in Tashkent for the third year. Now Farrukh teaches his brothers to these events. In his opinion, volunteering does not interfere with studying at all – it even happens the other way around.
For example, last year Farrukh and other volunteers met a veteran who told them about his brother– who was the extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of the USSR to China.
"As MGIMO students, it was very interesting for us. He even showed us his brother's books. This meeting made a special impression. Although each of the veterans we visit gives us a desire to do good," says Farrukh.
Kamola Safarova is studying to become a dentist at the Tashkent State Dental Institute. The girl dreams of becoming a maxillofacial surgeon and is preparing for admission to the magistracy, and in her spare time develops the movement "Volunteer Doctors".Kamola organized this community in 2018 together with her classmate Eldor Shermatov. This step was prompted by her participation in the charity fair "Time of Miracles", where teenagers with health problems sell their crafts.
Helping the children, Kamola remembered that in childhood she always tried to help special children - she taught them English for free. And Kamola was also fond of hairdressing and cut the hair of the guys who could not go to the barber shop themselves.
Now devshuka wanted to connect volunteering with her future profession, so she decided to conduct free master classes on first aid. "We work in several areas: infectious diseases, first aid, sex education. In this case, we are assisted by a colleague who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. She gives lectures, conducts open conversations with students, teenagers and their parents. This topic is still considered taboo, but we, as indigenous Uzbeks, try to do it delicately," says Kamola.
Kamola and Eldor were joined by other university students, and teachers and the rector's office supported their activities. Perhaps because the volunteers try as much as possible so that their master classes do not interfere with their studies. And "Volunteer doctors" achieve concrete results - in December last year, at the Third Volunteer Forum "We are Together" in Zaamin, they were recognized as the best initiative of the country and allocated 10 million soums.
With this money, the volunteers ordered a simulator-a mannequin of a small child to demonstrate on it how to properly provide first aid before the ambulance arrives, Kamola says.
"During an emergency, a medic may not always be around—" the volunteer explains and adds that some students of the master classes have already found the knowledge useful. Recently, Kamola received a call from a friend who came to the lectures of "Medical volunteers". She told me how to help a person with an epilepsy attack. "Of course, there was no limit to our joy. After all, if we were not directly, then indirectly we were able to help save someone's life," smiles Kamola.
Ismigul Usmanova is also a future physician, only she chose the specialty of a therapist. She became a volunteer at the age of 15 on the advice of her mother, who said that her daughter should not only study.The first volunteer organization for Ismigul was also the fair "Time of Miracles". In total, more than a hundred people helped in it, and the girl was amazed that they were all ready to do something good for others just like that. After that, Ismigul began to participate in collections for poor families and sick children - she helped with medicines.
Ismigul is still collecting funds for children suffering from serious illnesses, and in an unusual format. In 2019, she met Kazakh Altynai Mulikova, the author of the charity project "Book for Life". As part of this campaign, volunteers collect books and sell them at a specially organized fair to help cancer patients. The second goal of the campaign is to teach people to read more, so the volunteers pack books beautifully and do not specifically write on the wrapper either the title or the author of the work, only a brief description of it."I realized that this project allows you to talk about books, discover them for yourself in a new way, and that you can make something social and kind out of it. My first sentence after "Hello!" was "I want this project in Tashkent, can I?", - recalls Isimgul.
Now Ismigul and her friends have organized a special point for collecting books in Tashkent. "We sell books, do good, people get knowledge and at the same time help someone too," she says.
Mansur Kholboev is a law student and volunteer search engine from Angren. As he tells himself, he likes to help people since childhood, so he joined the CIS search movement "Unity". It consists of 69 volunteers, 12 of them are Uzbekistanis.All of them help people find friends and loved ones according to the principle of the "Wait for me" program. For example, one day Mansur was given a request from a girl who was looking for her grandfather's brother. The fact is that the traces of this man were lost in Angren — before the Great Patriotic War he lived in Germany, then he was captured and ended up here.
Mansour coped with the task, but it was a very difficult process, he says. "And in the end, none of them even said thank you. It also happens," states Holboev.
However, Mansur volunteers not for the sake of gratitude. "I'm looking for relatives, classmates, colleagues—" he says. - Having received all the necessary information from those who are looking for someone, I start going through the old addresses and places where they lived and worked. In a word, I collect information." As a volunteer, Mansur is used to the fact that people who could help him in finding a person sometimes treat him with distrust, do not understand why he comes to them and asks questions.
"In that case, everything depends on me. I explain what I do, who I'm looking for and why. As a rule, everyone tries to help," he says.
In 2020, Uzbekistan rose from 53rd to 29th place in the World Giving Index. Amid the pandemic, instead of the countries that used to be in the top ten (USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Netherlands), Indonesia, Kenya, and Nigeria took the top positions. Experts attribute this to the worsening situation of the poor, as well as the activation of civil society and volunteer movement.
July 9, 2021, 12:23 am Society
In 2020, Uzbekistan has risen from 53rd place in 2018 to 29th place out of 114 countries in the World Giving Index, which was presented by CAF (Charities Aid Foundation). This was reported to Gazeta.uz by the press service of the Institute of Forecasting and Macroeconomic Research.
The country's ranking depends on the average value of three indicators:
Monetary donations to charities;
Providing assistance to people in need;
Working as a volunteer.
Uzbekistan ranked 18th (46%) in donations to charities in 2020, 58th in the number of people helping others directly (57% of people), and 62nd in helping as a volunteer (16%).
The 2020 world ranking was topped by Indonesia. Kenya ranked second and Nigeria third. Experts attribute the growth of charity in these countries to the deterioration of the poor, as well as the activation of civil society and volunteer movement.
In the conditions of pandemic, instead of the countries that used to be in the top 10 (the USA, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, and the Netherlands), the top positions were taken by the states that have never been in the top 10 before.
The last place (114) in the ranking is occupied by Japan. The experts explained theposition of Japan by the peculiarities of local culture, the high level of state care to the needy and the complicated rules of charity in the country.
France (106th), Kazakhstan (98th), Turkey (78th), Germany (85th) and Russia (67th) also ranked low.
Kamola Safarova, a volunteer nurse at the UzExpoCenter, explained how the operators work and why it is better for volunteers to help from home.
A special operation to help lonely and low-income citizens began operating at the Uzexpocenter in early April. The 1197 hotline has 32 operators working daily.
"Most of them are medics, as people need information on medicines and counseling. There is a separate line with psychologists. But we are a little bit psychologists ourselves - we have special training. Every day we try to reach up to 180,000 people, but we only manage to take 4,000 calls a day," the volunteer explained.
Every little thing matters, sometimes you can even sing a song: Sevara about her work at the call-centre.
According to her, the processing of applications is in three stages - first we get a message, then they consider it and take a decision, and the last stage is the delivery of cargo.
Medical volunteers urge all volunteers to help remotely, informing citizens about the need for a self-isolation regime.
Listen to a detailed commentary in the radio podcast Sputnik Uzbekistan.