Today, migration is anactual problem in the world including the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society (the Az.RC or the National Society) as the biggest humanitarian organization in our country has included its projects and activities related with migration into its plan of action. Free of charge Azerbaijan language course of the Az.RC for migrants in our country has been functioning since the 1st of October 2013.
Today, on 18 July 2016 migrants gathered at the event devoted to the third Azerbaijan language course graduation ceremony held in a conference hall of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society. The Executive Secretary of the Az.RC Jeyhun Mirzayev, Deputy Executive Secretary Shaban Shayev, head of Information department Seymur Humbatov, head of Migration department and secretary of Public Council under the State Migration Service Mammad Katanov, Azerbaijan language teacher Sona Hajiyeva, a coordinator of “Blood donorship and control over tuberculosis ill patients” project Matanat Garakhanova, a chairman of Public Council under the State Migration Service, a chairman of “Humanitarian Support” Public Union of “Hayat” International Agency Azer Allahveranov, head of “Refugee Women and Youth” Center Zamina Safarova, leaders of migrant communities and others participated at the event.
In her opening speech Azerbaijan language teacher Sona Hajiyeva noted that different language courses and circles are being organized for migrants in our country. These language courses assist migrants with their integration into a society. Due to Azerbaijan language course migrants can express now their thoughts in local Azerbaijan language. Sana Hajiyeva expressed her appreciation to the president of the Az.RC and a member of the National Parliament Mr. Novruz Aslanov for his support to Azerbaijan language course.
The graduates of the Azerbaijan language course sang the national anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Then migrants together with Azerbaijan language teacher Sona Hajiyeva sang the hymn of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society.
After that the floor was given to the Executive Secretary of the Az.RC Jeyhun Mirzayev. In his speech Jeyhun Mirzayev noted that the issue of migration is very actual now in the world. Therefore, it is very important to provide care and assistance to migrants . In this respect the Azerbaijan language course of the Az.RC assists migrants with integration into a society. Migrants are always on the focus of both our Government and the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society. The National Society cooperates with different local and international organizations towards providing assistance to migrants and their families. The speaker also noted a cooperation between the National Society and “Hayat” International Agency towards solving the problems of migrants.
In their speeches a chairman of “Humanitarian Support” Public Union of “Hayat” International Agency Azer Allahveranov and head of “Refugee Women and Youth” Center Zamina Safarova spoke about the state of migrants in our country, problems facing migrants and assistance provided to migrants in our country. Both speakers noted importance of the Azerbaijan language course in terms of integration of migrants into a society and helping migrants to find a job. The speakers expressed their appreciation to the leadership of the Az.RC for organizing of such importance course for migrants. The speakers also congratulated migrants on the occasion of their graduation from the Azerbaijan language curse.
In his speech the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Az.RC Shaban Shayev noted that to be a migrant should not come to the meaning of staying aside from life. Leaning local language is very important step taken by migrants. Shaban Shayev expressed his appreciation to Azerbaijan language teacher Sona Hajiyeva for her efforts and work.
11 years old graduate of Azerbaijan language course thanked on behalf of all migrant children for this important course.
At the end of the event certificates on graduation were presented to 35 graduates. In their turn graduates of the Azerbaijan language courses expressed their appreciation to Azerbaijan language teacher Sona Hajiyeva, head of Migration department of the Az.RC Mammad Katanov, a coordinator of public projects Matanat Garakhanova, the staff and leadership of the Az.RC for their work and contribution to the Azerbaijan language course.