Home for the Blind
In the leafy Baku suburb of Montin,
the Home for the Blind (or "Kor Evi") sits in a quiet, residential
The exterior of the Home for the Blind
The Home is typical of the
projects we undertake in Baku in that it has received little to no
government investment over the last several years and this has left most of
its facilities in a poor condition.
In 2006, our priority, as ever, was to make
the biggest positive impact we could on the quality of life of the blind
residents at the home, given the funds available to us. As has often been the
case, this meant an immediate focus on the sanitary facilities at the home.
Showers at the Home for the Blind - before and
The photographs above show the
improvement that we have been able to achieve - and we have also been able to
achieve a similar improvement in the conditions of the toilets at the Home. All
of this has been made possible through generous donations from the Irish
Society, Kentech, and Messrs Patterson, Shaw, and
Fraser through funds raised from their support of football in Baku.
Opening of the renovated showers and toilets
at the Home for the Blind
Practical help was also given thanks
to the collection of clothes by Elizabeth Patterson as part of the Womenís Institute in West Wickham
and who is also a CSA trustee in the UK.
The children of the home were
treated to a trip to BPís Caspian Energy Centre.