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    Bakcell and PwC are joining forces to support children with special needs
    19.01.2018

    Bakcell, the First Mobile Operator and Leading Mobile Internet Provider in Azerbaijan is pleased to announce the launch of the new phase of “Communication through art” project, implemented within the frames the company’s “Bakcell Stars” CSR program in cooperation with the “United Aid for Azerbaijan” (UAFA). This year, PwC Azerbaijan, a leading international professional services firm is joining forces with Bakcell to support children with special needs, aiming to ensure the provision of equal rights and opportunities for these children, efficiently organize their time and support their integration to the society. Thanks to the joint efforts of Bakcell and PwC, the activities within the project will become fully funded and therefore reach more children.  “We strongly believe that children with special needs are equal members of the society and we are doing our best to provide them with an opportunity to learn, gain new skills and even create. We want to help the children to be settled in life and feel needed, so they can easily integrate to the society and get a chance for a promising future. We are happy to see one of our partners, PwC accept our offer to consolidate efforts this year to support UAFA and I’m confident that together we will make even more children happy” said Bakcell CEO Nikolai Beckers. The new phase of “Communication through art” project envisages bringing pleasant and memorable changes to the lives of children in need of special care through empowering them with new skills at the UAFA’s Community Based Rehabilitation Centers in Khachmaz and Yasamal.  In the course of this project, more than 80 children will be able to acquire new skills based on their own preferences and interests and will get a chance to demonstrate their talent at different events. “At PwC Azerbaijan, we respect and value differences. We know that when diverse range of people from different backgrounds and with different points of view work together, we create the most value – for our people and society. In our Baku office we employ people with physical disabilities and we are committed to the development of talented children and youth”, says Movlan Pashayev, Country Managing Partner, PwC Azerbaijan. Bakcell cooperates with UAFA starting from the year 2010, and over this period, well-over 1000 children have attended educational classes in drama, dancing, art and creativity lessons at the Community based Rehabilitation Centers (CBRC) in Yasamal, Khachmaz and Ganja.  On special occasions, children of these study groups are taking part in various events and enthusiastically demonstrate their skills, thus enjoying own performance and delighting the eyes of the spectators. The study groups ensure positive changes in the attitude of the public towards children with special needs and disabilities and facilitate their successful integration in the society  *** About Bakcell Bakcell, The First Mobile Operator and the Leading Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, offers a variety of products for modern mobile communications customers. Bakcell provides class leading 3G and 4G mobile internet experience in the country under the Sür@ brand name. As one of the largest national non-oil investors, Bakcell today continues making large investments in the economy of Azerbaijan through its investments in state-of-the-art telecommunication technology and its people who service our customers. For more information about Bakcell products and services, please visit www.bakcell.com or call 555. For press releases please see www.bakcell.com/az/news (or www.bakcell.com/en/news for press releases in English). If you are not a Bakcell subscriber, but wish to find out about Bakcell and its services, please call 012 498 89 89  About PwC PwC Azerbaijan provides industry-focused assurance, tax, legal and advisory services to various industries. Over 140 professionals from 6 countries working in PwC office in Azerbaijan share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice for our clients. At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com. PwC has been active in Central and Eastern Europe for the past 25 years. Today, we have more than 8,800 people working in 55 offices across 29 countries in the region to help our clients in local markets become more successful and globally competitive. © 2018 PwC. All rights reserved. {gallery} /uploads/p1.jpg/uploads/p4.jpg/uploads/p5.jpg/uploads/p6.jpg {/gallery}