Monday, November 20, 2017

Yekaterinburg social worker wins award

A social work specialist from the Integrated Social Service Center of Yekaterinburg's Chkalovsky district won first place in a social work specialist contest called "The Best of Social Workers."

Zagida Hazipova won first place in the second annual event, which comes with a cash prize worth approximately $15,165. Her success has brought national attention to Sverdlovsk social workers, OblGazeta.ru reports.

"It is very important that the number of severe life-span were close friends, substitute your shoulder to lean on," Hazipova said, according to OblGazeta.ru. "Such a (person) for their customers and I try to be. Communication with clients gives me vitality, and the work I always go with a smile."

Hazipova organized clubs, vocational guidance programs and a support system for those in need in Yekaterinburg.

The event was attended by teachers, social workers, psychologists, directors of institutions and heads of departments. The awards ceremony for the winners was held on Friday at the State Academic Maly Theatre of Russia.

Eugene Kuyvashev, the governor of the Sverdlovsk region, spoke to the social workers in attendance at the event.

"Thank you for your selfless and noble work, for (your) willingness to serve people, to empathize with others' pain and help in trouble," Kuyvashev said, according to OblGazeta.ru. "I wish you good health, happiness and success in their work to the benefit of residents of Sverdlovsk region."