Educational institutions of the capital plan to carry out art therapy for children with a serious illness, the representative of organizers of National art gallery ‘Astana’ Erlan Askarbekov said today on the "Shattyk shugylasy" charity event, correspondent reports.

"It is already the second event. The previous one took place in the Republican children’s rehabilitation center. Their main goal derivation of children in free time from treatment. Until the end of this year we plan to cover about 30 establishments for children with a serious illness," the deputy director for administrative work of National art gallery ‘Astana’ Erlan Askarbekov said.

During the action for children the staff of Astana gallery has held master classes in application from paper, hand-made articles from fruit, to drawing. According to organizers, art therapy stimulates communication at the child and becomes a fine way for implementation of the movement, expression and self-affirmation.

"It is very important that children could forget for some time about the diseases, problems, to distract from them. Carrying out interesting holidays gives rise to positive emotions at children, promotes recovery. The child who is carried away by something except the illness, has an incentive to struggle with an illness," Erlan Askarbekov said.

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