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Thursday, 02 April, 2015

Investing in People – Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)

2 April, 2015 Nobel Oil has a strong commitment to investing in people for the positive development of life in Azerbaijan.  Investing in people implies a social return that will benefit society.
Social investment is about improving quality of life, reducing social exclusion and poverty, as well as making a positive contribution to economic development.

To achieve this, Nobel Oil has partnered with United Aid for Azerbaijan (UAFA) to support the provision of development services for children with special needs through its Community-Based Rehabilitation services which operate in various regions of the country, such as Khachmaz, Ganja, Bilisuvar, Celilabad and Shamkir.

UAFA trains teams of community-based workers to provide basic rehabilitation services for children with a range of learning disabilities, physical problems and conditions such as Down Syndrome and autism.  Before CBR services came to these regions, children and families had never had access to services for disability before in their communities.

Michael Wring, the CEO of Nobel Oil, said:  "As a company operating in Azerbaijan, we're genuinely committed to investing in people of this country, regardless of their age and social background. Therefore, to commemorate the World Autism Awareness Day, we have teamed up with UAFA in order to help children in need, including those with autism in Azerbaijan'.  

Nobel Oil has pledged to support UAFA’s Community-Based Rehabilitations teams, the children and families where needed.  

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