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Thursday, 10 October 2019 08:52

In Minsk, 16 women will be awarded the Order of the Mother

In Minsk, 16 women will be awarded the Order of the Mother

16 Minsk women will be awarded the Order of the Mother in the Minsk City Palace of Culture on October 14. This was reported to reporters by the head of the department of social support of the population of the committee on labor, employment and social protection of the Minsk city executive committee Diana Demidova.

“In total, 780 women were awarded this high award in the capital, and in 2019, taking into account the 16 women who will be awarded, 67,” said Diana Demidova.

By tradition, the Minsk city organization OO "Belarusian Association of Large Parents" on the eve of Mother's Day will congratulate the mothers who have had children this year. A sweet table, a concert program are planned, there will be many gifts.

October 16, 60 women will go on an excursion to the Palace of Independence. Festive events will be held in educational institutions, city libraries. Various actions are also planned (for example, "A week without abortion"), round tables on women's health, free legal advice. The Open Road Home project for women who have minor children starts in open-type correctional facilities.

This year, festive events coincided with the final of the Republican contest "Family of the Year", which will be held on October 12. Families with many children from each region and Minsk will compete in creative, intellectual competitions for the right to be called the best family in Belarus. On the eve of the solemn event, trips to the dolphinarium and circus are organized for the contestants.

In Minsk, there are 15.6 thousand large families. “In general, the number of large families grows by a thousand every year,” the head of the department said.

Diana Demidova drew attention to the fact that state support provides 11 benefits to families raising children. In addition, assistance is provided along with city support measures from the local budget: additional payments are made to social pensions for children with disabilities, one-time meals in schools, lump-sum payments to former graduates of boarding schools, surcharges up to the full cost of trips to children's health camps. In 2019, 959 families from Minsk received family capital, and since 2015, more than 10.6 thousand families have already received it.

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