Int'l Foundation Good Morning Children' to be established in Baku - Neda Berger
On 4 April the International Foundation Good Morning Children will be opened in Baku. Opening of the Foundation is dated for the 15th anniversary of restoration of the diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Austrian, which is one of the first countries recognized independence of the country in Western Europe in 1991, Trend reports quoting Neda Berger, the President of the Azerbaijani-Austrian Society New Baku and Vena.
According to Berger, the Azerbaijani-Austrian Society was established in 2000. The first direction of its activities is to assist Azerbaijani children. It manages orphanage and theatre for Down-diseased children in Baku (the single one in Europe), as well as collect money for surgery of blind children or weak-sighted children. The Society first organized action Tears of Karabakh Children in Vena in 2001 to attract attention of world community to Nagorno-Karabakh and its problems.
The second direction is to establish Culture Bridge between Azerbaijan and Austria. The Society is organizer of the first culture days of Azerbaijan in Austria in 2002.
According to Berger, the Society is also initiator of establishment of the International Foundation Good Morning Children in Baku. It will come as the first international foundation of similar type and Baku will be the place of its establishment, she stressed. The Found will be led by world-known Austrian professor Jorge Birkmaiker.
The activities of the new Foundation will cover children from Kazakhstan, Georgia and other countries. The opening ceremony of the Foundation will be held in Baku on 4 April. Besides, a charitable concert will be organization on the 15th anniversary of setting of the bilateral diplomatic relations in the Philarmonia. The concert will be held with the aprticipation of well-known Austrian conductor and the Goychay chamber orchestra. The Foundation will hand over ANADA medicine by professor Birmaiker to 70 Down-diseased children.
Berger mentioned services of Ali Abbasov, the Azerbaijani Communications and Information Technologies Minsiter, and Ehtibar Babayev, the President of Space TV Company, as well as some art worker in the development of the Azerbaijani-Austrian relations.