Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 3
Children’s Paralympics Committee, established with the support of Azercell Telecom LLC successfully continues its operation, thus the Committee now includes 6 kinds of sports: judo, swimming, table tennis, wrestling, boccia and dancing in wheel-chair. At present, 32 children practice boccia in Mardakan and Ganjlik rehabilitation centers, 40 children go in for swimming in Sumgait Paralympic Center, 6 children practice table tennis in Garadagh tennis school and 32 sportsmen exercise judo in Sumgait Paralympic Center. Additionally, there are 20 people practicing wresting in the building of the Society of Blind People and 1 person going in for dancing in wheel-chair in the dancing hall of AF Mall. Furthermore, a group of paralympians had a medical check-up and treatment and attended the training camp in Gashalti Hotel, Naftalan with the support of Azercell in June.
Children’s Paralympics Committee has already prepared their plan for this year. 2 sportsmen will join the international boccia tournament to be held on September 4-9 in Moscow, Russia. Also, III Children’s Paralympic Games have been scheduled for November, 2017.
Children’s Paralympics Committee, established in 2014 with the support of Azercell Telecom LLC has attracted teenage and young athletes from various regions of the country. About 50 sportsmen got an opportunity to do exercises and represent Azerbaijan in international competitions. The main objective of the Committee is to prepare reserve sportsmen and support disabled children’s integration to the society through habilitation and rehabilitation.
Azercell Telecom received a special award by American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham) for its contribution to Children’s Paralympics Committee and support to the disabled children’s integration to the society.
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The leader of the mobile communication industry of Azerbaijan and the biggest investor in the non-oil sector Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996. With 48% share of Azerbaijan’s mobile market Azercell’s network covers 80% of the territory and 99,8% of population of the country. Currently, 4,5 million subscribers choose Azercell services. Azercell has pioneered an important number of innovations in Azerbaijan, including GSM technology, advance payment system, 24/7 Customer Care, online customer services, GPRS/EDGE, M2M, MobilBank, one-stop- shop service offices Azercell Express, mobile e-service “ASAN signature”, etc. Azercell deployed first 4G – LTE services in Azerbaijan in 2012. According to the results of mobile network quality surveys of Global Wireless Solutions company and international systems specialized in wireless coverage mapping such as “Opensignal” and “Testmy.net”, Azercell’s network demonstrated the best results among the mobile operators of Azerbaijan.