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In Azerbaijan, the ‘Parent-guardian the foundation of Azerbaijan’ project is underway. Last week was the second home visit. Within a fifteen minute drive from the town of Saatla PMM volunteer Małgorzata Foryt together with the team of students from the "Child and Family Support Center" in Saatla held a second home visit.
Our volunteer came to Ali's house. Talking to his grandmother, they learned that Ali is an orphan. His mum died recently, he only left with two younger sisters. Grandparents take care of all three. When Malgorzata showed some exercises that should be done with Ali every day, grandma announced that due to her state of health, she can not take it. It was too much for her and therefore Ali’s two sisters, ten and twelve, were invited to help.
The girls immediately began a practical study, to which they came with great interest, attention and enthusiasm. As it always happens in a small village, news about presence of a physiotherapist spread quickly. Within half an hour an older womanwith child in her arms came. Little Nicat is 4 years old, does not move, does not speak. Grandma claims that his problems are due to very strong epileptic attacks. Immediately after finishing work with Ali and his sisters, a physiotherapist started working with Nicat. After a few minutes of therapy, it was understandable that the child had never been in contact with a professional who could help him improve the quality of his life. After 15 minutes of work with a small Nicat came a couple with a baby in their arms. The 8-year-old Vugar's parents are very desperate because they do not know how they can help their baby, even to improve his comfort. Within two hours during one home visit, which was to be consulted by one patient, the volunteers met a few little patients. Only in this small village, two hours drive from Baku, are many children who need specialist help.